For Fellowships and Postdocs
Working towards a PhD in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering is a challenging and rewarding career path. Our graduates have gone on to work with NASA, AGU, prestigious universities and entrepreneurial start-ups. To help you on the way, there are several fellowships to consider. We encourage you to review the list below. After you’ve successfully completed the PhD program, it’s exciting to think about next steps. We have a short list of post-doctoral programs and jobs. Whether you’re leaning towards climate change, space exploration, or one of the many places in between, this list is a great place to begin planning your future! Visit the Student Resources section for graduate students for additional information.
Funding Sources & Fellowships
- Michigan Engineering: Graduate Education: Funding Sources & Fellowships
- Rackham: funding opportunities for graduate students
- University of Michigan: Office of Financial Aid
- American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship Program: This fellowship presents a $24,000 stipend for a nine-month period in the academic year. Recipients will also receive partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.
- Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) CSGF fellowship provides a $36,000 yearly stipend, full tuition support, and yearly conferences. It is renewable for up to four years.
- Department of Energy (DOE) Graduate Fellowship Program
The DOE SCGF is a three-year award that provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution.
- EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
This program awards graduate education fellowships for master’s and doctoral level candidates in environmentally related fields of study.
- EPS National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS)
NNEMS provides students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory. Students may complete the fellowship while working full-time at the EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year.
- Fulbright Grants for Graduate Study and Research Abroad
Fulbright offers fellowships for U.S. graduate students to study abroad for one academic year.
- NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program (NESSF)
NESSF calls for graduate fellowship proposals from those pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees. Those whose proposals are selected will receive a training grant.
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project
Research opportunities are located at each of the nine NASA centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Research areas are in disciplines that lead to aeronautics and space careers.
- NASA Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project (JPFP)
Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities.
- NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
Fellowship awards for undergraduate and graduate students are $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. Preference is given to projects focusing on space or Earth system science, aerospace, and aeronautics.
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
The NDSEG fellowship provides three years of full tuition support and monthly stipends.
- NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
These scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $30,000 and an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility.
- NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
This award provides U.S. graduate students with an international summer research experience. Applicants interested in EAPSI must propose a location, host scientist and a research project that is appropriate for the host site and duration of the visit.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
GRFP provides three years of support towards the graduate education of those who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. Each year of support includes a $30,000 stipend.
- Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
This program provides a full scholarship in exchange for serving at internships at Department of Defense (DOD) facilities and working for DOD after graduation.
Internship and Summer Research Opportunities
NASA Summer Internships