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).
  3. This fellowship listing is centered on Computing students. Georgia Tech's Fellowships Office is available for ALL students.  

For questions, updates and corrections, email us.

Name Deadline Eligibility, Benefits GT Winners
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship


(letters 9/21/20)

3 nominees per department. 3rd year PhD students nominated by Institution under Microsoft Research areas. $42,000 stipend for 2-year fellowship. A recipient of the Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship may not receive another fellowship from another tech company during the same academic period.  Abhishek Das (2019); 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 3 nominees per department. 2nd year PhD students. 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+). Aditi Laddha (2020)
NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship


2nd year PhD students and beyond. $50k for 1 year plus a summer internship. PhD students who are researching topics that will lead to major advances in accelerated computing and its applications. Particularly, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous vehicles and related fields. Sana Damani (2021); Zackory Erickson (finalist/runner-up, 2020); Abhishek Das, Ching-An Cheng (2019); Aishwarya Agrawal (2018), Jin Wang (2014); Haicheng Wu (2013); Haicheng Wu (2012); Gregory Diamos (2009); Huamin Wang (2006)
Adobe Research Fellowship Applications to open 11/12/2020.

Join webinar 11/11/20 for stories of past Fellows.

PhD students. $10k, Adobe Research Mentor, an Interview for summer internship and 1-year creative cloud subscription. Particularly, artificial intelligence, machine learning, AR, VR & 360 photography, computer vision, imaging & video, content intelligence, data intelligence, document intelligence, graphics (2D & 3D), human computer interaction, intelligent agents & assistants, natural language processing, systems & languages Finalist: Hasrh Agrawal (2020); Abhishek Das (2019)
Google PhD Fellowship 9/30/20 3 nominees per Institution. College Awards committee in coordination with the Institute Fellowships Office. Xinshi Chen (2020); Rama Vedantam (2-18); Minsuk (Brian) Kahng (2018); Ahmed M. Said Mohamed Tawfik Issa (2017); Sadra Yazdanbod (2016); Gabriel Reyes (2014); Matthias Grundmann (2011)
Apple PhD fellowship in ML/AI  9/30/20 5 nominees per Institution with 3 for traditionally underrepresented groups. Institutions are invited annually. 2nd or 3rd year PhD. 2 years of funding, tuition and fees at $40,000 each year. Travel grant, mentorship and internship.   
Facebook Fellowship

10/1/20    12:00 PM PT

(letters 10/7/20 12:00 PM PT)

Full-time PhD student involved in ongoing research related to one or more relevant disciplines. Tuition and fees paid (up to 2 years), a stipend of $37,000 each year and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.  Abhishek Das (2019); Xin Zhang (2015); Nan Du (2014); Krishnakumar Balasubramanian (2013)
Facebook Emerging Scholar Award 10/1/20    12:00 PM Pacific Time Any year PhD students, from traditionally under-represented minority groups in the technology sector. $42,000 for two years. Vanessa Oguamanam (2019); Edith Ghunney (2018)
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral program 10/17/20 PhD student must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada in the first 24 months of their PhD (first 36 months no masters first). $21,000 per year for 3 years.  
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 10/20/20  5:00 PM local time  Must have completed NO MORE than one academic year of full-time graduate study or equivalent and intend to pursue a degree in a GRFP-supported field. U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the Institution. NSF GRFP solicitation. Please note that deadlines are by discipline. Honorable Mention: Andrew Szot (2021); Daniel Bolya: Joanne Truong (2020); Devleena Das (2019); Scott Freitas (2018); Minsuk Kahng (2014) And many more.
Open Phil AI Fellowship

10/22/20  11:59 PM PT

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.  
Hertz Fellowship 10/23/20  5:00 PM local applicant time College Senior, 1st year graduate intending to pursue a PhD. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students in mathematics and engineering sciences or physical and biological sciences that are directing work toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society.
Two funding options, renewable up to 5 years.
13+ fellows. See all.
IBM PhD Fellowship 10/23/20 3 nominees per department. Students should have three years remaining in their graduate program at the time of nomination. For example, nominees that are enrolled in a four-year graduate program should have completed two years of their graduate program as of summer 2021 in order to benefit the most. 
2-year fellowship. $60,000 in year one and $35,000 in year two.
Stacey Truex (2019); Shang-Tse Chen (2018); Elias Khalil, Jiajia Li, Yichen Wang, Tesca Fitzgerald (2017); Tanushree Mitra (2016)
Twitch Research Fellowship 10/23/20   Sejoon Oh (2021 finalist)
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

10/29/20  2:00 PM ET

First or a second year of graduate student as of the application date. A New American (i.e., If born abroad: a green card holder or naturalized citizen or adopted. If born in the US: both parents born abroad). Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline. $45,000: $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year. Two years graduate study in any field. Binbin Chen (2016) 
Snap Research Fellowship join the site to view the November Deadline Graduate students conducting research and applying technical concepts to real-world problems with a strong academic performance in technical coursework with a vision for contribution to future innovation at Snap should apply.  $10,000.00 Harsh Agrawal (2019; Abhishek Das (2018)
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award 10/31/20  2 per Institution based on enrollment. The Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of $20,000, and the Honorable Mention Award is accompanied by a prize totaling $10,000.  

AAUW American Fellowship


American Fellowships: Graduate women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conduct postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. $6,000-$30,000.  Daisy Bourassa (2015)
NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO; replaces NSTRF) 11/2/20 NSTGRO solicitations are released via NSPIRES (The NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System), http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/index.do. NSPIRES allows one to subscribe for email notification of various NASA solicitations. If interested, the applicable email subscription that would include the NSTGRO. Appendix is the General Subscription List of the Space Technology Mission Directorate.Awards are made in the form of grants to accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, with the faculty advisor serving as the principal investigator. Naia Butler-Craig (2020), David Gomez, William Jun, Ethan Hopping,(2019); Fred Hohman (2018); David Blette, Sean Chait, Adam Sidor (2014)
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future


(letters 11/16/20)

Must be a female and a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy where women are underrepresented n STEM disciplines. May not hold dual citizenship with a developed country. Must be have an application with or be enrolled in a PhD program or post-doctoral research in a STEM discipline. Must have teaching experience in home country with intention to return, leadership and community outreach experience.  
GEM Fellowship 11/13/20 GEM offers MS and PhD level students opportunities to students in underrepresented groups who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents at the time of application. Summer internship required. MA $16,000 in payments by terms plus tuition and fees. PhD: $16,000 applied to one academic year plus additional leveling stipend, tuition and fees. Edgar Garay (2017)
Joint AAAI/ACM SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award 11/15/20 1 nominee per university. 3rd or 4th year PhD students. A nominated dissertation must have been successfully defended (but not necessarily finalized) between October 1 of the previous year through September 30 of the current year. Nominations are welcome from any country, but only English language versions will be accepted. Only one nomination may be submitted per Ph.D. granting institution, including large universities. The nominator must be an ACM SIGAI member and/or AAAI member. Runner-up: Aishwarya Agrawal (2020)
AAUW International Fellowships 11/15/20 Graduate and postgraduate women in full-time study at an accredited U.S. Institution. applicants selected for academic achievement and leadership to women and girls and future influence in home country through business, academia, community, arts or science. Possible 2nd year. $18,000-$30,000  
AAUW Career Development Grants 11/15/20 Women pursuing a 2nd bachelors, a masters or a certification program and preparing to advance or change their careers or reenter the workforce in education, health and medical sciences or social sciences at an accredited school and whose bachelor’s degree was received before June 30, 2013. US Citizen or Permanent Resident. $2,000–$12,000 Emi Behan (2019)
Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program 11/15/20 Graduate students in accepted field. U.S. citizens or permanent residents. See the web page for additional eligibility requirements. Awardees are to conduct part research at a participating DOE lab/facility.  
Croucher Foundation Scholarships for Doctoral Study 11/16/20  5:00 PM Hong Kong time Permanent resident of Hong Kong, first class honors first degree (or MPhil degree), in the first three years of doctoral study. Tuition, fees, and stipend, other fringe benefits.   
PEO Scholarship 11/20/20 Must 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. Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada. $15,000  
AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships 12/1/20 Women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine. $5,000–$18,000  
AAUW Community Action Grants 12/1/20 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 12/1/20 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. $10,000–$35,000  
J.P. Morgan Chase AI Research PhD Fellowship


11:00 AM ET

2 nominees (advised by faculty within the unit) PLUS an additional underrepresented nomination. Institutions are invited annually. 3rd or 4th year PhD students. Current general areas of interest to this call for the 2021 JPMC PhD Fellowships include AI, machine learning, data privacy and cryptography, and ethics in computing.Award, tuition and stipend. Ashwin Vijayakumar (2020); David Byrd (2019)
SMART Scholarship 12/1/20

Applicants MUST be pursuing a technical degree in one of the 21 STEM disciplines found here. Applicants MUST be a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Further information may be found here. Applicants MUST be citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application. 

NortonLifeLock Research Group (NRG) Graduate Fellowship
(formerly Symantec Graduate Fellowship)

Applying students must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Preference will be given to students who desire to work in an industrial research lab and to those working on innovative research projects in areas related to NortonLifeLock's businesses and interests.Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to date as evidenced by publications. Typically, award recipients have produced multiple relevant publications at top-tier conferences.

Shang-Tse Chen (runner-up, 2016); Acar Tamersoy (2014)
Women Techmakers Scholars Program
(formerly Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)
12/5/19 Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field. Joanne Truong (2020)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship 11/2/20 U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.(Apply via http://ndseg.sysplus.com/) Charles Topliff, Joanne Truong (2020)
NPSC Graduate Fellowship 12/1/20    
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. FAQs

$100K to each team. 

Anthony Agnesina and Yi-Chen Lu (2020), Brian Crafton and Muya Chang (2019); Fei Wang and Shaojie (Kyle) Xu (2018)
Ford Foundation Fellowship 12/10/20    
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) 1/13/21 U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 1st year PhD students. TBD when announced (2021) Koby Hayashi (2020) 
Link Foundation Fellowship 1/15/21 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 Jan or early Feb 21 At least 1, and no more than 10% of Ph.D. program graduates in calendar year  
SIGHPC Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2/28/21 SIGHPC's Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given for an outstanding doctoral dissertation completed in high performance computing (HPC). This award is open to students studying anywhere in the world who have completed a PhD dissertation with HPC as a central research theme. Patrick Flick (2020)
Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant 3/22/21 This grant is open to doctoral students in their fourth year or beyond at universities in the United States and Canada, who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability. The program allows students to submit a proposal of up to $25,000 USD to support their dissertation research; grant recipients can also participate in a two-day career workshop later this year.  
NIJ Fellowship NIJ is not offering a GRF funding opportunity for FY 2021. 1. The student is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the sciences or engineering;
2. The student’s proposed dissertation research has demonstrable relevance to preventing and controlling crime and/or ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States
Julia Deeb-Swihart (2019)
ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award 4/30/21 to department with department approval and submission by May 10, 2021 1 per department. $2500 and conference registration / opportunity to present. Annual award of ACM SIGKDD to recognize outstanding research by doctoral candidates in data science, data mining and knowledge discovery.  Previous winners here.
ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships 4/15/21 to department with department approval and submission April 30, 2021 1 per department. 

To qualify for a Computational & Data Science Fellowship, a student must be: Either currently enrolled in a graduate program or accepted to begin in one no later than October 15; Pursuing a graduate degree – Master’s, PhD, or equivalent – in computational or data science (although the formal name of the program may be somewhat different); Completed less than half of her/his planned program of study (with preference given to students who are still early in their studies); A woman and/or a member of a racial/ethnic group that is currently underrepresented in the computing field in the country where the student will earn the degree.

ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship 5/1/21 Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or university and must meet the minimum scholastic requirements at their institution.  They are expected to have completed at least one year of study, and have at least one year remaining between the application deadline and their expected graduation.The ACM–IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available.  The awards are presented each November at the annual SC Conference, where the recipients are recognized at the SC Awards Ceremony.  Each fellowship is accompanied by an honorarium of $5000 plus travel expenses to attend SC.  Financial support for the award is supported through an endowment established by the SC Steering Committee.  
Siemens FutureMakers Fellowship By announcement

Siemens Corporate Technology. in December of 2019, announced FutureMakers Fellowships 3.0, the third series of its R&D challenges to bolster its innovation pipeline and support the future of work. Participating universities include Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Berkeley, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The universities were selected based on their technical strengths, match to Siemens’ projects and history of collaboration. Siemens will invest $1 million in fellowship awards for 12 students who will work with its researchers and scientists over the course of a year to bring their technologies from concept to reality.   https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/siemens-in-the-usa/princeton.html

Yuyu Zhang (2018) CSE along with a team of three other CE Students: https://ce.gatech.edu/news/tech-students-win-140k-siemens-machine-learning-topology-optimization-project

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 FoleyPolo Chau, and many more).