Fellowships for Math, Science and Engineering Graduates

Available Fellowships by Granting Agency

Annenberg Teaching Fellowship

Funds a field-based graduate program at the University of Washington that integrates academic and clinical instruction. Candidates will earn a Masters in Teaching plus a certificate for middle and high school teaching in math or science. Fellows will have access to 3 years of systematic mentoring and coaching after they begin teaching in local high-needs, low-income school.


Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Fellowships support graduate studies and research in scientific and engineering fields, including physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and areas of environmental sciences.


Institute of Industrial Engineers

Scholarships and fellowships are offered for undergraduate (second year and above) and graduate study in a variety of areas relating to industrial engineering. Criteria vary among the different scholarships. Nominations open September 1st. 


Knowles Foundation

Candidates must have either a bachelor’s or advanced degree in science, engineering, or mathematics and should be committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to 5 years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. During the initial year, fellows typically participate in a recognized teacher credentialing program.

Applications become available on August 1, with multiple deadlines (August, September, October, December, January)


Los Alamos National Laboratory Post Baccalaureate Program

The program offers internships related to national security science for undergraduate and graduate students. Recent graduates can apply for summer, part-time, and full-time appointments. It is designed to provide work experience related to the student’s chosen field of study. Appointments are made in technical and administrative fields.


National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Department of Defense funds 3-year graduate fellowships in science and engineering disciplines of military importance for individuals who are pursuing doctoral degrees in a range of fields.


National Physical Sciences Consortium

Partnership of industry, government, and higher education provides fellowships for graduate study; nearly half are minorities and three quarters are women, but the fellowship is open to all US citizens. One of the two options funds the first 2-3 years of graduate study, with the possibility of extending support for up to 6 years total. This program includes 2 paid summer internships with the industrial sponsor.


National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF supports research-based graduate study at both the master’s and doctoral levels. Fellows are “expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations” in their respective fields.

Graduate Research Fellowship

The Graduate Research Fellowship provides 3 years of support for students who are in the early stages of graduate study. (Seniors may apply, but first-year graduate students are typically more successful.) Candidates may be engaged in interdisciplinary studies, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences and engineering, geosciences, life sciences, engineering, chemistry, physics, and astronomy.


Economics Program

The Economics Program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. Graduating seniors may apply, but first-year graduate students tend to be more competitive.


Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship

The Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship provides the opportunity for doctoral students to intern at federal national laboratories and research facilities. This first-hand experience of using mathematics in a nonacademic setting is perfect for students who are interested in understanding the real-world application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques.

Noyce Teaching Scholars

Fellowship for graduate students in the secondary teacher preparation program at the University of Washington. In addition to the financial award, candidates receive mentoring after graduation. They must agree to teach math and/or science in local high schools for two years following completion of the program.


SMART Scholarship

Established by the Department of Defense, the SMART Scholarships support graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Scholars are sponsored by a branch of the military, receive paid summer internships, and accept employment with the DoD after receiving their degree.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation

Scholarships to graduates pursuing degrees in manufacturing engineering, manufacturing engineering technology, or a closely related field of study. Many are specific to particular locations (including WA).