Fellowship & Award Opportunities

There are a variety of internal and external fellowship and award opportunities for graduate students. Note:

  1. Always check the official websites for the most accurate deadlines, eligibility and benefits, as they tend to change each year and may not fully synchronize with information shown on this page. For opportunities that have not announced deadlines for the current year, we show their deadlines from the previous year.
  2. Some opportunities require coordination within Georgia Tech (e.g., 2 total nominees from GT). We highlight such opportunities' deadlines in yellow; internal deadlines are typically one month earlier (e.g., suppose a fellowship's official deadline is 9/30, assume 8/30 as its GT-internal deadline).

For questions, updates and corrections, please let us know.

Name Deadline Eligibility, Benefits GT Winners
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 8/14/20 3rd year PhD. 3 nominees per department.

2-year fellowship.

Michaelanne Dye (2017); Caitlyn Seim, Amir Yazdanbakhsh (2016); Trang Thai (2011); Christopher Le Dantec (2009); Andrea Grimes (2008)
Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship 8/14/20 2nd year PhD students. 3 nominees per department.

3-year fellowship for underrepresented students (woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, person with a disability, and/or LGBTQI+).

NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship 9/13/19 2nd year and beyond. $50k for 1 year. Ching-An Cheng (2019), Aishwarya Agrawal (2018), Jin Wang (2014), Haicheng Wu (2013), Haicheng Wu (2012), Gregory Diamos (2009), Huamin Wang (2006)
Facebook Fellowship 10/4/19 2 years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year and up to $5,000 in conference travel support. Xin Zhang (2015); Nan Du (2014); Krishnakumar Balasubramanian (2013)
Facebook Emerging Scholar Award 10/4/19 1st or 2nd year PhD students, from traditionally under-represented minority groups in the technology sector. Vanessa Oguamanam (2019); Edith Ghunney (2018)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral program 10/17/19 Citizen or permanent resident of Canada. In the first 24 months of your PhD (36 months if you did not do a masters first).  
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 10/22/19 U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. NSF GRFP solicitation  
Hertz Fellowship 10/23/19 U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students in applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Generally do not award fellowships to students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study.

Up to 5 years.

13+ fellows. See all.
IBM PhD Fellowship 10/24/19 3 nominees per department.

2-year fellowship.

Stacey Truex (2019); Shang-Tse Chen (2018); Elias Khalil, Jiajia Li, Yichen Wang, Tesca Fitzgerald (2017); Tanushree Mitra (2016)
Open Phil AI Fellowship 10/25/19 PhD students focused on AI or ML.

Support includes a $40,000 per year stipend, payment of tuition and fees, and an additional $10,000 in annual support for travel, equipment, and other research expenses. Fellows will be funded through the end of the 5th year of their PhD, with the possibility of renewal for subsequent years.

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award 10/30/19    
AAUW American Fellowships 11/1/19 Women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks


NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO; replaces NSTRF) 11/1/19 NSTGRO solicitation to be announced. David Gomez, William Jun (2019); Fred Hohman (2018); David Blette, Sean Chait, Adam Sidor (2014)
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans 11/1/19 A New American (i.e., If born abroad: a green card holder or naturalized citizen. If born in the US: both parents are immmigrants and at least one is a naturalized citizen). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application date. In your first or second year of graduate student as of the application date.

Two years graduate study in any field. Each award is $45K/year: $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year. 

Binbin Chen (2016) 
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future 11/7/19 be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada, have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded.  


GEM Fellowship 11/13/19 Must be (1) underrepresented minority, (2) U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application, (3) Ph.D. student. Edgar Garay (2017)
Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award 11/15/19 1 nominee per university. 3rd or 4th year PhD students.  
Croucher Foundation Scholarships for Doctoral Study 11/15/19 Permanent resident of Hong Kong, first class honors in their first degree (or MPhil degree), in the first three years of doctoral study.

Tuition, fees, and stipend, other fringe benefits. 

AAUW Amerian Fellowship 11/15/19 Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents


Daisy Bourassa (2015)
AAUW Career Development Grants 11/15/19 Women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period


Emi Behan (2019)
SCGSR Program 11/16/19 U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Must be working in one of the priority areas. See the web page for more details.

Awards to conduct part of your Ph.D. research at a participating DOE lab.

PEO Scholarship 11/20/19 US citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada, have earned, at minimum, a bachelor's degree, be within two years of graduating from a doctoral program and have at least one full academic year of work remaining in August of the year you are awarded.  


AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships 12/1/19 Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine


AAUW Community Action Grants 12/1/19 Individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations to fund innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls

One-year grant, $2,000-$7,000
Two-year grant, $5,000-$10,000

AAUW Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science 12/1/19 Women conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee is required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as a primary author.


J.P. Morgan PhD Fellowship 12/2/19 2 nominees per university David Byrd (2019)
Google PhD Fellowship 11/30/19   Minsuk (Brian) Kahng (2018); Ahmed M. Said Mohamed Tawfik Issa (2017), Sadra Yazdanbod (2016); Gabriel Reyes (2014); Matthias Grundmann (2011)
SMART Scholarship 12/1/19    
NortonLifeLock Research Group (NRG) Graduate Fellowship
(formerly Symantec Graduate Fellowship)
12/4/19   Acar Tamersoy (2014)
Women Techmakers Scholars Program
(formerly Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 12/6/19 U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.  
NPSC Graduate Fellowship 12/6/19    
Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QIF) 12/9/19 Teams of two (2) Ph.D. students from a small list of select universities submit innovative research ideas. See the web page for the list of specific topic areas. Both team members must be enrolled in the PhD program.

$100K to each team. 

Brian Crafton and Muya Chang (2019); Fei Wang and Shaojie (Kyle) Xu (2018)
Ford Foundation Fellowship 12/10/19    
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) 1/15/20 U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 1st year PhD students.  
Link Foundation Fellowship 1/15/20 1 year fellowship of $30k, for PhD students in areas of Modeling, Simulation, and Training. No limitations are placed on citizenship.  
Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award 1/31/20 At least 1, and no more than 10% of Ph.D. program graduates in calendar year  
SIGHPC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2/28/20    
SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award *4/30/20 1 per department  
ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships 4/30/20 1 per department  
ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship 5/1/20    
Siemens FutureMakers Fellowship     Yuyu Zhang (2019)

We thank Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department for their list of fellowships that we have adapted, and faculty members and staff members who have contributed to the curation of this list (Alicia Richhart, Allie McFadden, Professors Sonia Chernova, Diyi Yang, Kishore Ramachandran, Jim Foley, Polo Chau, and many more).
Last updated: January 27, 2020.