How to get funded in graduate schools?

In addition to RAs and TAs provided by the department and professors, you can also consider applying the following fellowships to support your graduate school studies:

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
Requirements
● Full time student
● Nominated by the university
● Second or third year
● May not receive another fellowship
● Awarded only for two consecutives years
Award
● 100% tuition
● Stipend of ~$28,000
● Conference travel allowance
● Opportunity to one salaried internship
Reference
http://research.microsoft.com/enus/collaboration/awards/applyus.aspx

IBM PhD Fellowship
Requirements
● Nominated by faculty member. The faculty member is encouraged to contact IBM colleague for mutual interest.
● Full time student
● Values diversity
Reference
http://www.research.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship/index.shtml

Google PhD Fellowship Program
Requirements
● Full time student
● Nominated by department
● Completed coursework
● Students with another fellowship are not eligible
● Thesis Proposal, CV, three letters of recommendation

Award
● $33,000 year stipend
● Google research mentor
● Tuition and fees
● Third year extension (to discretion)
Reference
http://research.google.com/university/relations/phd_fellowships.html

Nvidia Graduate Fellowship
Requirements
● Completed first year.
● Have dissertation proposal (1 or two pages)
● CV and nomination form with 3 letters of recommendation
● Membership active research group
● Fulltime PhD student
Reference
https://research.nvidia.com/relevant/graduatefellowshipprogram
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Requirements
● U.S. citizen.
● Be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies, or Have completed less than two fulltime years of graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
● You must intend to pursue a doctoral degree in order to be eligible for NDSEG Fellowship
support
Reference
http://ndseg.asee.org/about_ndseg

Google Lime Scholarship Program
Requirements
● An undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply)
● Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S. or
Canada in the 2014 2015 academic year
● Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a
heavy computer science course load)
● Maintaining a strong academic performance
● A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers
themselves to have, a longterm, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply
● Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer
science and technology
● Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered
Reference
http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/googlelimescholarshipprogram

Xerox Minority Scholarships
Requirements
● This scholarship is available to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident
visas.
● Take a look at the document provided in the web page (Qualifications & Process Steps)
for more information.
References
http://www.xerox.com/jobs/minorityscholarships/enus.html

Ford Fellowship Programs
Requirements
● .All citizens, nationals and permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card)
of the United States, and individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion,
gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
● Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point
average, class rank, honors or other designations),
● Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university
level.
References
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Reference: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm

The Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship

http://www.symantec.com/about/careers/college/fellowship.jsp

Facebook Fellowship

https://www.facebook.com/fellowship

Fellowship and Scholarship from Iowa Space Grant Consortium

http://www.iaspacegrant.org/students

Thanks Danilo Dominguez Perez for providing some information.

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