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Research Fellowships

Awards

Each year, the College of Engineering awards gifts and endowed fellowships to graduate students for academic excellence and financial need. Call for award nominations are announced each year. Students are typically nominated by their departments with the final selection made by a College Awards Committee. Contact your department advisor for more information regarding annual awards and the selection criteria.

For national and international fellowship opportunities see the Drexel Fellowships office webpage at www.drexel.edu/fellowships

The George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship

The George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship fund is used to provide a stipend and/or tuition assistance to graduate students who will be partially supported by a research or teaching assistantship in the College of Engineering. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate and graduate careers and the potential to achieve academic excellence at the Ph.D. level.

The Harry Brown, Jr. Endowed Fellowship Fund

This fund is used to provide financial assistance to graduate level students in the College of Engineering based on academic merit and financial need.

Koerner Family Fellowship

Sponsored by Robert M. and Paula W. Koerner (along with children, Michael R. Koerner, George R. Koerner, and Pauline B. Koerner), the Koerner Family Fellowships are awarded to one graduate student per year in each department of the College of Engineering.

The Joseph and Shirley Carleone Endowed Fellowship Fund

This fund is used to provide financial assistance to graduate students in the College of Engineering.  Selection is based on academic merit and financial need.

The Kling-Lindquist Partnership Engineering Fellowship

This fund is used to provide financial assistance to hard-working full or part time graduate students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.  Candidates must be graduates enrolled in either the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department or the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department of the College of Engineering.

Lee Smith Travelling Fellowship

The Lee Smith Travelling Fellowship pays for a Drexel graduate student(s), preferably from engineering, to travel to Asia, preferably China, for the purposes of presenting a paper at a conference, visiting universities, visiting companies, and meeting with their counterparts. Fellows are selected from the pool of applicants by a committee; in the past the committee has shown preference for students that have not previously been to Asia. The call for nominations goes out in early January. Decisions are announced in February.

Contact: Dr. Alan Lau, Lau@Drexel.edu.

The Leroy Resser Endowed Fellowship Fund

This fund is used to provide financial assistance, in the form of awards, to graduate students in the College of Engineering, based on academic merit and financial need.

The Weggel Family Fellowship Fund

This fund provides scholarship awards to graduate students in the College of Engineering studying Civil or Architectural Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, or Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  The award alternates between the two departments.

GAANN (Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need) Fellowships sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

GAANN Fellowships for Innovative Biomaterials (GAANN BIOMSE)

GAANN BIOMSE: Innovative Biomaterials, sponsored by the Department of Education, provides need-based graduate fellowships in the field of materials science and engineering with a focus on biomaterials. This GAANN program is targeted at providing education for the next generation of scientists and engineers who will be trained in materials science and engineering with a focus on synthetic biomaterials for medical devices, drug delivery for controlled release of pharmaceuticals, molecular engineering for tissue restoration, and tissue scaffolds for 3-D cellular engineering.

Contact: http://www.materials.drexel.edu/Programs/GAANN/.

GAANN Drexel Research and Education in Advanced Materials (GAANN-DREAM)

GAANN-DREAM, sponsored by the Department of Education, provides need-based graduate fellowships with an emphasis on nanomaterials, biomaterials, and materials for nuclear applications.

Contact: http://www.materials.drexel.edu/Programs/GAANN/.

The Renewable Energy Technologies and Infrastructure Networks (GAANN-RETAIN)

The Renewable Energy Technologies and Infrastructure Networks (GAANN-RETAIN) program provides need-based graduate fellowships to Ph.D. students who will receive exceptional training in research and education in the applied science and technology of renewable energy sources, power distribution infrastructure, ecologically friendly materials and devices, and environmental impacts of new technologies and methods.

Contact: http://www.materials.drexel.edu/Programs/GAANN/.

The Engineering for Pharmaceutical Applications GAANN

The Engineering for Pharmaceutical Applications GAANN program is a need-based fellowship that funds PhD students who will receive exceptional training in research and education in the field of engineering for pharmaceutical applications.

Contact: Jennifer Bing, 215-895-1855, jlb453@drexel.edu.

NAE Grand Challenges GAANN

The NAE Grand Challenges GAANN provides need-based graduate fellowships to Ph.D. students working on one or more of the 14 Grand Challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering. http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/challenges.aspx.

Contact: Sherry Levin, (215) 571-3681, slevin@coe.drexel.edu.

Fellowships

Engineering Design Fellows

The Engineering Design fellows, together with faculty, lead lab sections of freshman engineering courses during the fall, winter and spring quarters. Ph. D. candidates from any engineering discipline with strong communication and technical skills are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are also enthusiastic and enjoy helping students succeed.

Contact: Victoria Cahn.

GK-12 Program

This innovative program forms educational teams of Drexel engineering graduate students (GK-12 Fellows) and teachers from the School District of Philadelphia (GK-12 Teachers) to collaborate in identifying and designing engineering/technology based supportive classroom materials.  These materials will serve as contextual vehicles through which the presentation of fundamental scientific and mathematical concepts to high school students will be enhanced.

Contact: Jessica Ward, (215) 895-6918, jward@coe.drexel.edu.


The Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship Program funded by the National Science Foundation is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations (African American, Native American and Latino) in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study. For more information on this program please visit the Bridget to the Doctorate webpage by clicking here.