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Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship opportunities are available within Drexel and the department, as well as externally through federal agencies, professional societies, international students’ home countries, and other sources. 

Fellowships typically require submission of an application, essays, recommendation letters, and/or financial need information through a FAFSA.  Please carefully review the specific requirements of each fellowship prior to applying.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering maintains a database of external scholarships and fellowships that is updated as new information is received. Please note this database is not exhaustive and should serve as a starting point for researching what exists for materials science and engineering students. Another external resource is Pathways to Science, a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation.  Students can search for funding and research opportunities through this site.

Additional internal resources are listed below.

Research and Teaching Assistantships

Assistantships in Research and Teaching are provided to qualified students and typically range from $2,100 to $2,300 per month in stipend and include full tuition waivers.

Drexel Fellowships Office

The Drexel Fellowships Office maintains a database of external scholarships and fellowships.  Students can search based on a variety of criteria.

College of Engineering Fellowship Information

The Drexel College of Engineering has information on a number of internal fellowship opportunities. 

GAANN BIOMSE: Innovative Biomaterials

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.  U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.