Fellowship Opportunities for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Please Note:  Some fellowships require an internal nomination process by either the College of Computing or the individual Schools. If a specific internal nomination process is not noted, then assume that students can apply directly. These are listed in order of the deadline (with open deadlines at the end). If a specific date is not listed, this is because the exact date has not yet been determined, so the deadline time frames from the previous years are noted. If benefits for the current year are not updated, benefits for the previous year are listed. 

This list is compiled by the College of Computing. It ONLY includes the main list of fellowships available for College of Computing Students.

Please send additions or corrections to alicia [at] cc [dot] gatech [dot] edu
Please DO NOT send Fellowships for other universities. They are not listed here.  

For a broader list Contact: The Georgia Tech Fellowships Office or please visit fellowships.gatech.edu. 

The Georgia Tech Fellowships Office helps students identify and apply for nationally competitive awards. They provide information sessions, individual appointments and a comprehensive search database to learn more about awards and opportunities. 

Updated: August 13, 2014

Click here to download PDF copy of this list.








Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship


Oct. TBD

Eligible: Second and third year Ph.D students only.



Microsoft allows COC to nominate three (3) students per school. These nominations are made by the School Awards Committees. One contact will upload the nomination packets to the Microsoft web site.

Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship


Mid-Oct. 2014 (TBD)

Eligible: First year women Graduate students only.


Microsoft allows CoC to nominate three (3) students per school. These nominations are made by the School Awards Committees. One contact will upload the nomination packets to the Microsoft web site.

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship


Late Oct. 2014


Eligible: Ph.D. students who have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program.


IBM allows each School in CoC to nominate two (2) students from their unit. Each School runs their own nomination process. The faculty member who originally nominated the student uploads the nomination packet to the IBM web site.

Hertz Fellowship


Early Nov. 2014


Eligible: Students, with aspirations of a Ph.D., of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America.


The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

Soros Fellowships for New Americans


Nov. 1, 2014

Eligible: New American younger than 31 years, undergraduate senior, or first two years of graduate school


A New American is classified (in this instance) as a green card holder, naturalized citizen or a child of naturalized citizens younger

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)


Oct. 30, 2014

Eligible: Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the US by the application deadline.

Fellowships are awarded to individuals in the early stages of their graduate study.

Applicants are advised to read the entire program solicitation carefully to be sure that the requirements are applicable.

Benefits: Three years of support, $32K annual stipend, and $12,000 tuition allowance.

Fellowship applications must be submitted by the prospective Fellow. Applicants must register with Fastlane (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/fastlane.jsp) prior to submitting an application. Confirmation of acceptance in an NSF-approved graduate degree program is required at the time of Fellowship acceptance, by May 1, 2015.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching


Nov. 14, 2014

Eligible: (1) All citizens or US Nationals.

(2) Individuals that show evidence of superior academic achievement.

(3) Individuals committed to a career in teaching & research in higher education.



GEM Graduate Fellowship


Nov. 15, 2014

Eligible: Must be (1) underrepresented minority, (2) U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application, (3) Ph.D. student.



American Association of University Women - American Fellowships


Nov. 15, 2014

Eligible: U.S. citizen or permanent resident, women, in their final year of their Ph.D. program.



Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future


Nov. 14,


Eligible: Women; Citizen of a developing country; Wish to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines.



National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowship


Nov. 30, 2014

Eligible: Any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution.


(Georgia Tech is a member).

If you have interned, have been employed or are employed by a government agency or laboratory, ask your mentor or research supervisor to nominate you directly for an NPSC fellowship. Contact NPSC for details.


American Association of University Women - International Fellowships


Dec. 1, 2014

Eligible: Women, non-immigrant U.S. visa, academic career, return to home country.



SMART Defense Education Program


Dec. 16, 2014

Eligible: U.S. citizen at time of application; 18 yrs. or older by August 1 ; able to participate in summer internships; in good standing; min. cumulative GPA of 3.0


Match discipline listed here: About SMART

Participants should be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship


Dec. 2014


Eligible: Applicants Must: be a U.S. citizen, match discipline, be in their first or second year, and have the ability to accept full benefit.

Benefits: 3 years, $31K annual stipend, tuition/fees, $1K health insurance.


Applicants must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible.

Department of Energy (DOE) Computation Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)





Eligible: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and either a first or second year graduate student, or an undergraduate senior at the time of applying.

Benefits: Three years, $35K stipend, $5K travel/equipment, $12.5K tuition.



Facebook Fellowship




Dec. 2014


Eligible: Full-time Ph.D students in CS or ECE. Additional awards for minorities and women.

Benefits: 1 year, Tuition and fees, $30K stipend, $5K for travel, $2.5K for personal computer.


Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Also provides internship opportunities.

Symantec Graduate Fellowship Program



(Fall 2014)

Eligible: Must attend a university in a Ph.D. or Master’s program focused on technology research.

Benefits: 1 yr (renewable to 2), $25K annual stipend.


Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)


Jan. 6, 2015









Eligible: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Dual citizens may be accepted at some labs, but not all.

Benefits: $10,750.00 Stipend (paid monthly May-August)

Interested students should contact the individual lab to determine if dual citizens are accepted.

Apply to a maximum of 2 labs, with a 3rd option to choose to be placed at any lab. 

NREIP provides an opportunity for students to participate in summer research at DoN lab.




DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)


Jan 8,


Eligible: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, first grad students.

Benefits: 4 years (renew each year), $36K yearly stipend, all tuition and fees, health insurance, conferences, 12-week research practicum.




Jan. 15, 2015

Eligible: Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies. Must have majors in CS, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering or a related area.

Benefits: 1 year, $25K


AT&T Labs Fellowship Program




Jan 15, 2015

Eligible: Currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD. Students must have a US social security number.




Yahoo! Labs Key Scientific Challenges Program



Usually opens in mid- Jan. and closes Early March

Eligible: Ph.D students.

Benefits: $5K unrestricted research funding, access to Yahoo datasets, invitation to grad student summit.

Submit proposals to address key scientific challenges in machine learning, search, web information management, security, economics, computational advertising, and green computing.

Google PhD Fellowship


Jan for GT

Feb 1, 2015

Submit by GT

Eligible: Full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD in the research areas represented by the fellowships. Must have completed classes by the time the fellowship starts. Cannot already have another fellowship.

Benefits: Two years (possible three), tuition and fees (including books), $32K yearly stipend, internship opportunity, invitation to Google Fellowship Forum.

Google allows GT to nominate two students. A committee makes the final decision.

Fellowship recipients will be announced in May of 2015. For more information on previous Google Fellowship recipients, please see Google U.S./Canada PhD Fellowship Recipients.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship


Dec. 2, 2014

Eligible: Must be a female student enrolled in a graduate program at a university in the United States. Must be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering Program. Also must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Benefits: $10K, invitation to Google Scholars Retreat.

- Women entering their senior year of undergraduate study also eligible.

Intel Ph.D. Fellowship


Mid Feb

Eligible: CS & ECE Ph.D. students within 18 months of graduation. Thesis topic approved. Must have permanent unrestricted right to work in U.S. Not open to students from embargoed or controlled countries (Iran, China, Russia, Ukraine). India is OK.

Benefits: 1 year, full tuition, $24K stipend, $5K travel, internship opportunity.

Intel allows GT to nominate at most 5 students. The School Awards Committees each nominate students for a designee to come up with the final five nominees.

Society of Women Engineers




Eligible: Women only


SWE web page has pointers to many other fellowship programs.

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Graduate Fellowship Program


Feb. 3, 2015

Eligible: Students who are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident, refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S. and are pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree relevant to microelectronics under guidance of a GRC-approved faculty member. Must have at least two years to completion of the doctoral degree.


SRC offers doctoral fellowships and master's scholarships through the Global Research Collaboration (GRC) and one doctoral fellowship through the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), the SRC NRI/Hans J. Coufal Fellowship. Students will be performing research under a sponsored research program approved by GRC; and are willing to provide a copy of his/her Ph.D. dissertation to GRC for publication to the SRC website. It is expected that all Fellows will complete their Ph.D. degrees in an area relevant to microelectronics


NRC Research Associates Programs


Nov. 1, Feb. 1, May. 1,

Aug. 1, 2014/


Eligible: This is an umbrella program that primarily exists to help U.S. government labs find postdoctoral researchers. Must have a Ph.D. before beginning tenure.


Before applying, prospective applicants must identify a host federal laboratory where they plan to conduct their research AND have a Research Opportunity (RO) number for the laboratory to which they are applying. (Need these? Go to Getting Started)

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program



Eligible: Opportunities at NRL are open to citizens of the United States and to legal permanent residents.



Korean American Scholarship Foundation



Eligible: Korean-American students



ARCS Foundation



Eligible: Phd students