PhD Global Research Experience Award
WPI Graduate Studies is excited to announce a new global research award opportunity for PhD students.
The goals of the PhD Global Research Experience are to provide students with the opportunity to engage with an international collaborator in a research project that is complementary to the PhD work at WPI. Students will develop their own global network and contacts by participating in this program. In addition, students can learn about culture-specific drivers of technology and innovation, as well as the policies that govern technological development in other countries. The research conducted is expected to become a part of the PhD student’s thesis and body of work. The research themes should be connected to the WPI strategic plan, and should relate to high impact work in contributing solutions to global challenges.
The research themes are described in more detail at:
Although it is not required, we encourage applicants to develop proposals that will support collaborative efforts with existing WPI Global Project Centers or promote the interaction between undergraduates and graduate students.
A very limited number of fellowships are available. This will be a highly competitive program.
For PhD students who want to apply:
The application is available online at
Deadline is February 2, 2018. Decisions will be made and applicants notified by mid-March.
Dean of Graduate Studies