Fellowships and Scholarships: 2015-2016 Academic Year


Microsoft PhD Fellowship Program

The Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program for outstanding PhD students nominated by their universities. 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 2016 (check website)
Benefits: 2 years of funding
Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/apply-us.aspx

Eligibility: Must be nominated by their universities, and their nominations must be confirmed by the office of the chair of the eligible department. Student must be in their second or third year of a PhD program. Must attend a US or Canadian university and be enrolled in computer science.


Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship

This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

Deadline: n/a
Benefits: 1 year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD.
Website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/awards/fellows-women.aspx#Eligibility

Eligibility: Nominees for the Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship Program must be nominated by their universities, and their nominations must be confirmed by the office of the chair of the department. Full time student in CS in their first year of the program.


IBM Ph.D Fellowship Award

Fellows are awarded a stipend for one academic year. Fellowships vary by country/geographic area, and the students will be informed at the time of the award what the value is for their country/geographic area.

Deadline: October 2016 (check website)
Benefits: Stipend for 1 year academic year
Website: http://www.research.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship/

Eligibility: Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member and enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual interest.


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The GRFP has a rich history of supporting students in graduate STEM fields for over 60 years. GRFP Fellows have traveled the world in pursuit of their research interests and the National Science Foundation is proud to have supported them on their journey. In addition to reading more about the program, this section highlights avenues to speak with program officials or representatives from the GRF Operations Center, see highlights about the program that are being recognized in media, as well as contact the Operations Center for any further questions.

Deadline: October 2016 (check website)
Benefits: Provides up to 3 years of support for graduate education
Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/application_components

Eligibility: Be US citizen, US national or permanent resident Intend to pursue a research-based MS or PhD program in NSF supported field Be enrolled at an accredited US graduate institution. Have completed more than 12 months of full time graduate study. Meet standards for the current Program Solicitation.


Facebook Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 2016 (check website)
Benefits: Tuition and fees paid for the academic year. $37,000 yearly grant. Paid visit to Facebook. Potential internship.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/pwl7dzm

Eligibility: Full time PhD students (domestic and International)


Department of Energy Awards Computational Science Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: Application will be open in late October 2016
Benefits: Year stipend of $36,000. Full tuition and required fees will be paid during the appointment period.
Website: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/about-doe-csgf/eligibility-program-requirements

Eligibility: First year graduate students (MS or PhD student without an MS degree. Must be citizens or permanent resident aliens.


The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Deadline: December 2016 (check website)
Benefits: NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance).
Website: http://ndseg.asee.org/about_ndseg

Eligibility: There are four eligibility requirements: citizenship, discipline, academic status, and the ability to accept the full benefit. You must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible.


Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Women

Deadline: January 2017 (check website)
Benefits: Award will cover tuition, fees, books, supplies and required for the student’s classes.
Website: http://www.google.com/anitaborg/us/faq.html

Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a full time student for the 2015-2016 academic year


Nvidia Graduate Fellowship Program

The NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program recognizes and supports excellence in GPU computing research in universities worldwide and builds relationships between NVIDIA and the academic community.

Deadline: January 2017 (check website)
Benefits: $25,000 per award
Website: https://research.nvidia.com/relevant/graduate-fellowship-program

Eligibility: Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies (at the time of application).
Students must have majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, System Architecture, Electrical Engineering, or a related area.
Students must hold current membership on an active research team. Students must be enrolled as a full time PhD student during the academic year of the award.


Google Lime Scholarship

Deadline: January 2016 (check website)
Benefits: Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science $10,000 for those studying in the US.
Website: http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/google-lime-scholarship-program

Eligibility: 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. Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S in the 2015-2016 academic year


University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship

This year, we are implementing an electronic application system called STARS Online. Please use your CIS credentials to log in. The application will save your progress, so you can complete it at your own pace. Click here for a video tutorial.

Deadline: January 2017 (check website)
Benefits: Recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship receive a $15,000 stipend for the regular academic year, are eligible to participate in the Graduate Student Subsidized Health Insurance Program, and have tuition paid through the Graduate Tuition Benefit Program (TBP) subject to TBP policies (including term limits).
Website: http://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/graduate-fellowship-opportunities/

Eligibility: For full-time graduate students who are conducting research or creative projects and who are pursuing the terminal graduate degree in their departments. All qualifying examinations must be successfully passed prior to the beginning of the academic year of the award; nonrenewable.

NOTE: Students interested in applying should contact their faculty advisor.


University of Utah Teaching Assistantship

This year, we are implementing an electronic application system called STARS Online. Please use your CIS credentials to log in. The application will save your progress, so you can complete it at your own pace. Click here for a video tutorial.

Deadline: January 2017 (check website)
Benefits: 1 year award of 15,000
Website: http://gradschool.utah.edu/tbp/graduate-fellowship-opportunities/

Eligibility: The department will select two students to participate
Recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship receive a $15,000 stipend for the regular academic year, are eligible to participate in the Graduate Student Subsidized Health Insurance Program, and have tuition paid through the Graduate Tuition Benefit Program (TBP) subject to TBP policies (including term limits).

NOTE: Students interested in applying should contact their faculty advisor.


Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) and Master’s Scholarship Program (MSP)

Deadline: February 2017 (check website)
Benefits: These prestigious awards provide full tuition and fees. Students will also be awarded a monthly stipend of $2,536 beginning fall 2015. The
SRC Graduate Fellowship Program supports doctoral students for three years (36 mos) with a possible extension of one year (12 mos); the
Master’s Scholarship Program provides support for up to two years (24 mos).
Website: https://www.src.org/student-center/fellowship/

Eligibility: Refer to website: https://www.src.org/student-center/fellowship/#tab3


University of Utah Graduate student Travel assistance Award

Applications for Graduate Student Travel Assistance are invited from currently enrolled University of Utah graduate students whose research or creative project has been accepted for presentation at a professional meeting. This assistance is contingent upon the applicant presenting at the meeting.

Deadline: Applications must be received in The Graduate School prior to travel dates.
Benefits:
Website: http://gradschool.utah.edu/current-students/graduate-student-travel-assistance-award/

Eligibility: Requests are considered up to a maximum of $400 and must be supported with a dollar-for-dollar match from university funds. Matching support must be from university funding sources.


Information Controls Fellowship Program

The Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) aims to cultivate research, outputs, and creative collaboration at different levels and across institutions on the topic of information controls – specifically examining information controls such as internet filtering, blocking, throttling, and surveillance and the technical systems that enable or undertake all of the above to the detriment of Internet freedom.

Benefits:3-12 month stipend up to $50,000 USD
Website: https://www.opentechfund.org/fellowships/icfp

Eligibility: See website


Rapid Response Fellowship Program

The Rapid Response Fellowship Program (RRFP) is a mechanism to directly support the global network of individuals providing digital emergency and rapid response to civil society organizations and people affected by repressive Internet freedom. This fellowship is open to all individuals who are regularly providing quick support and resources to mitigate highly time-sensitive and urgent digital threats to Internet freedom and human rights.

Benefits:3-6 month stipend, up to $30,000 USD
Website: https://www.opentechfund.org/submit/rapid

Eligibility: See website


Secure Usability Fellowship Program

The Secure Usability Fellowship Program (SUFP) cultivates applied research and creative collaboration at different levels and across institutions on the topic of usable security – especially the usability of open-source secure-communication tools to promote human rights and open societies.

Benefits:3-12 month stipend, up to $50,000 USD
Website: https://www.opentechfund.org/fellowships/sufp

Eligibility: See website


Emerging Technology Fellowship Program

The Emerging Technology Fellowship Program (ETFP) grows the community of Internet freedom defenders and its collective expert capacity by supporting individual technologist, researchers, and advocates. Support is primarily available for individuals with novel ideas that address emerging threats to global Internet Freedom.

Benefits:3-12 month stipend, up to $50,000 USD
Website: https://www.opentechfund.org/fellowships/etfp

Eligibility: See website


Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

Since 2011, ACSA has provided scholarships to women studying for their B.S. and M.S. degrees in fields relating to information security. These $5000 to $10,000 scholarships provide assistance to women at formative stages of their careers.

Benefits:$5,000-$10,000 scholarships
Website: http://swsis.wordpress.com

Eligibility: See website


Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Fellowships

The Center serves as a forum for scholars and professionals to explore complex international problems and innovative solutions in a collegial and collaborative environment. The fellowship program is an integral part of this mission. CISAC Fellows spend the academic year engaged in research and writing, and are encouraged to participate in seminars and to interact and collaborate with leading faculty and researchers. Natural scientists have the opportunity to conduct research on the scientific and technical aspects of security topics, as well as to work in collaboration with faculty members.

Deadline: Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are due (see website.)
Benefits:see website
Website: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/docs/cisac_fellowships

Eligibility:CISAC welcomes applicants from academia, the world of public policy, and mid-career professionals in the law, the military, government, or international organizations. CISAC welcomes applications from women, minorities and citizens of all countries. Applicants will be considered for all fellowships for which they are deemed eligible.