Funding and Employment

Some people say, “If you’re paying for grad school then you’re doing it wrong.” Well, cheers to that. Here are some funding paths graduate students may find useful, as well as PostDoc, internship, and full-time opportunities. Feel free to comment with additional resources, and we’ll add them to the list!

Funding opportunities:


Pathways to Science:

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation fellowship (SMART):

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG):

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP):

NSF GK-12:

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF):


Amelia Earhart:

NASA Aeronautics:


GEM (racial minorities in engineering): 

National Physical Sciencs Consortium:

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship:

American Geosciences Institute:


PostDoc programs:

Pathways to Science:

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry:



Graduate internship opportunities:

NASA internships:


Other programs of interest:

Purdue Engineering Education Graduate Programs Open house, Oct 28-29:



One thought on “Funding and Employment

  1. Great list of fellowships; there is one that I received as a graduate student that is not on the list. It’s called the National Physical Sciencs Consortium ( It’s a great fellowship program.

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