Engineering Fellowship Program FAQ: Requirements

1:   What is required of multi-year fellowship recipients?

2:   What is required from a faculty member in terms of supporting a multi-year fellowship recipient?


1:   What is required of multi-year fellowship recipients?

A:  Students awarded multi-year fellowships are expected to:

  • maintain at least a 3.50 GPA, which is reviewed at the end of each long semester
  • submit an annual research report to the donor of their fellowship which is collected each spring
  • enroll full-time (9 hours each long semester, 3 hours each summer) in courses related to their degree
  • continue pursuit of their PhD

If any of these change, a recipient is subject to losing his or her fellowship

2:   What is required from a faculty member in terms of supporting a multi-year fellowship recipient?

A:  Multi-year fellowship recipients must be supported with a yearly research stipend of at least $16,000.  The stipend can come from internal and/or external sources (such as a national NSF fellowship).  It is the responsibility of the supervising faculty member to support the fellowship recipient at the annual research stipend level (at least $16,000) throughout the term of the fellowship (unless the student is receiving other fellowship support).  If a student has other fellowship support which is below the minimum level, the supervising faculty member must provide support to bring the total package to the required level.   The Dean’s Office will pay required tuition and fees the first semester; thereafter, the Department or supervising faculty member will assume responsibility for paying tuition and fees for the remainder of the fellowship term.