Graduate Fellowships


There are many fellowships and scholarships available to ECE graduate students.


Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship

Students pursuing an advanced degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the area of sustainable energy, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conversion or related areas are invited to submit an application for the Paul Panayotatos Endowed Scholarship. Awards up to $5,000 will provided during summer or academic year as research support under the supervision of a research advisor.

Applicants must submit by April 25, 2019:
•A brief summary of the research to be pursued and its impact on sustainable energy or a related area
•A letter of recommendation from the researcher advisor
•A recent transcript

Awards are expected to be announced no later than May 7, 2019.

Applications should be uploaded onto the following website:
Applicants will receive an e-mail that their application has been received.



Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distinguished Fellowships

Applications being accepted for the ORNL Distinguished Fellowships

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently accepting applications for the Liane Russell, Eugene Wigner, Alvin Weinberg, and Alston Householder Distinguished Fellowships. The Distinguished Fellowships hire a limited number of outstanding early career scientists and engineers into research staff positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. Selected Fellows are expected to contribute greatly to the research efforts of ORNL, represent ORNL with its collaborators in the scientific community, and work to advance the missions and goals of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Department of Energy. Please refer to the list of ORAU opportunities located at:

Postdoctoral Fellowships are listed at:

Successful applicants are those who have high potential to be future ORNL leaders and who have demonstrated strong leadership within their academic, professional, and/or technical areas.

To apply, applicants must have received their doctoral degree before his or her start date and can be no more than five years beyond receiving their doctoral degree at the date of application submission. Applicants should not have previously held more than one postdoctoral appointment. The posting will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. If interested, please

apply here or visit

Questions can be directed to ornlfellows @


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ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).


Dept ECE GAANN Fellowship (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship)

This is a 5-year Fellowship for Ph.D. candidates in ECE who intend to pursue research in the area of bio-electrical engineering.

  • The Fellowship carries with it an annual stipend of up to $34,000, tuition remission at a level of post candidacy tuition, and health benefits.
  • This program involves a 2 year supervised teaching experience, in which Fellows are individually mentored by ECE professors.
  • Minority students, women and other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • New as well as current graduate students are encouraged to apply.


  • Enrollment to the Rutgers ECE graduate program
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • Excellent academic record (GPA 3.5 and above on a 4-point scale)
  • Financial need  

Former GAANN Fellows are eligible to reapply

For more information and an application please go to


Fellowships from the National Academies

The National Academies Fellowships    The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply, and a list of participating laboratories, are available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.

               Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

               There are four annual review cycles.

                Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
                Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
                Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
                Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1

               Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their 
               research interests and funding opportunities.



Google Fellowship

Google  Fellowships consist of tuition and fees, a yearly stipend (paid over nine months of the academic year), a Google Research Mentor, and possible extension at Google's discretion.  For more information on the Google PhD Fellowship Program please follow the following link:



L'Oreal USA Postdoctoral Fellowships for Women


The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that must be put towards their postdoctoral research.

Launched in 2003 as the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Fellowship program, the U.S. Fellowships aim to:

Raise awareness of the contribution of women to the sciences
Identify exceptional female researchers in the U.S. to serve as role models for younger generations
Candidates who would like to apply may visit:




Rutgers Fellowships


Rutgers University Presidential Fellowship and School of Engineering DuBois Fellowship are restricted to incoming graduate students.

The  Bevier Fellowship is for doctoral students who are already in the ECE doctoral program.

Rutgers University Graduate School offers fellowships for minority and diversity students.

Students interested in these fellowships should contact the ECE Graduate Director in January since the applications for these fellowships are due in February every year.   If you apply for one of these fellowships, kindly inform us via email.

Another valuable resource is the Rutgers Fellowship website



Other Available Fellowships

Fellowships Outside of Rutgers. You apply for these fellowships directly. Most of these fellowships require U.S. citizenship. Some require a joint proposal with a faculty member (check the details carefully). We strongly encourage all applicants who are eligible to apply for these fellowships. Apply early. Given below is a partial listing of fellowships of interest to engineering students (also contact the web site of the graduate program to which you are applying for more opportunities):

Printed information on many fellowships is sent to all universities each year, usually in the fall. Please check your bulletin board or with your school's financial aid office. You may also find the FastWeb site and the Financial Aid Information Page to be of interest. Rutgers students, check out the CHaSeR site.