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Engineering | Graduate Programs

External Funding

There are many graduate funding opportunities through public and private sources outside of Arizona State University. Following are some of the resources for external funding. These resources are classified on the basis of their sources and intended audience.

Corporate and foundation funding sources

Alcatel-Lucent Programs

Ford Foundation Grants

IBM Ph.D. Fellowships

Microsoft Fellowships

National Physical Sciences Graduate Consortium Fellowships

National Research Council Fellowships

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellowships

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Student Opportunities



The following government organizations offer a broad range of fellowships geared to specific engineering disciplines and/or multidisciplinary interests:

American Association for the Advancement of Science


Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program

Environmental Protection Agency Grants and Fellowships

National Academies Fellowships

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graduate Student Researchers

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

National Security Education Program Boren Awards for International Students

Office of Postsecondary Education Programs for Graduate Students

U.S. Student Fulbright Grants

Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowships


Opportunities for minorities


Opportunities for women

Women engineers can find opportunities for financial aid through these organizations:

American Association of University Women Fellowship

Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Renate W. Chasman Fellowship

Society of Women Engineers

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship


Private scholarships and fellowships


Additional resources

We invite you to explore the additional resources and opportunities offered through both private and public organizations, as well as those listed below by specific engineering disciplines.

Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering