For Support During Undergraduate Studies



ECE Financial Assistance

We have many resources just for ECE students, including grants, scholarships, fellowships, work-study employment, research employment, and more.

ECE Student Jobs

This regularly-updated list is populated with jobs from companies looking specifically for student engineers. Keep checking back for new opportunities!

Goldwater Fellowship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

  • Deadline: January 27, 2012
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Office of Undergraduate Research

The U of U sponsors paid research opportunities for undergraduates through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Visit the website for more details.

University of Utah Scholarships

At the University of Utah, we are committed to help students meet their goal of a college education. There are many scholarships available for eligible students. Find a match for you!

For Support During Graduate Studies



College of Engineering Wayne Brown Fellowships

Outstanding PhD candidates graduating from US undergraduate institutions may be eligible for the College of Engineering Wayne Brown Fellowships. The first prerequisite for this fellowship is being accepted to a U of U PhD program in the College of Engineering so candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Graduate STEM Fellowship

The nine month Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master’s degree within three years of the program start date, unparalleled exposure and hands-on experience.

  • Deadline Extended! (Originally February 17, 2012)
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ECE Financial Assistance

We have many resources just for ECE students, including grants, scholarships, fellowships, work-study employment, research employment, and more.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens holding a B.A. degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Provides round-trip travel, tuition, books, and stipend for one academic year. Approximately 1,300 awards are available for study in over 140 countries. Applies to course work, master’s or dissertation research.

  • Deadline: September 7, 2012 (based on last year’s deadline)
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Georges Lurcy Fellowship for Study in France

An award for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who want to study or undertake research in France. The research topic should pertain to France and be one that can be pursued only in that country. A stipend will be provided for one academic year to cover the cost of travel, educational fees, and living expenses in France.

Hertz fellowship

The Hertz Foundation mission is to provide unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Fellowships are free of most traditional restrictions. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.

  • Deadline: Fall 2012 (for 2013-2014 academic year)
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IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study.

  • The nominations for the 2012-2013 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program are now closed.
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Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Program

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. This program supports men and women in their third and fourth years of PhD graduate studies. To be eligible for this fellowship, you must apply during your second or third year of PhD studies. Fellowships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

  • Deadline: October 6, 2011
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National Science Foundation (NSF) – Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The Division of Graduate Education and the Office of International Science and Engineering announce the Nordic Research Opportunity, available as a Supplemental Award, for NSF Graduate Research Fellows (GRFs) to enable Fellows to gain international research experience and establish collaborations with counterparts at Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Swedish research institutions.

  • Deadline: January 20, 2012
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UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships for Mexican Students

Provides up to five years of funding for Mexican students doing their doctoral studies at one of the ten University of California campuses. Students may pursue doctoral studies in most of the academic disciplines, with the exception of the arts. Provides full non-resident tuition, fees, a stipend, and support towards health insurance.

  • Deadline: April 15, 2012 (based on last year’s deadline)
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Postdoctoral Fellows



EERE Postdoctoral Research Award

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works to strengthen the United States’ energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships. EERE’s research and development mission is supported by a portfolio of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.


Lawrence Fellowship

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has established the Lawrence Fellowship, a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship program. The purpose of the fellowship is to pursue cutting-edge science and stimulate the cross-fertilization of ideas.

  • Deadline: November 1, 2010
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NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers unique postdoc research opportunities to highly talented national and international individuals to engage in ongoing NASA research programs at a NASA Center, NASA Headquarters, or at a NASA-affiliated research institution.

These one- to three-year Fellowship appointments are competitive and are designed to advance NASA’s missions in space science, earth science, aeronautics, space operations, exploration systems, and astrobiology.

  • Annual application deadlines: March 1, July 1, and November 1 at 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
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