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Fellowships, Grants and Assistantships

Aircraft Energy Harvesting and Management Ph.D. Assistantship
Focuses on development of energy harvesting and management strategies for aircrafts. Green card or citizenship is required.  For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Kissock, Chairperson, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering >>

Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship
Awarded to highly qualified women who are doctoral candidates or, in some cases, candidates for a master's degree in any of the scientific or engineering fields.  Open to U.S. citizens only. For more information, contact your department chairperson.  Visit the Foundation Web Site >>

Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute Fellowships
DAGSI will award up to 15 three-year fellowships to new doctoral students studying engineering or computer science at one of the three member institutions — the Air Force Institute of Technology, the University of Dayton or Wright State University. These fellowships support full-time, research-based doctoral study and will be awarded to candidates with exceptional demonstrated capability and aptitude. Awards include a stipend of $27,500 plus full tuition for three years of study and research. Candidates will be invited to visit the three DAGSI campuses before the awards are announced. For more details on eligibility and the application process. Visit DAGSI >>

Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute Scholarships
Full-tuition scholarships are available for both part-time and full-time graduate students in engineering. For highly qualified, full-time doctoral students, opportunities exist for full-tuition with yearly stipend. Applications for the DAGSI Scholarship will ONLY be accepted online. Supporting documentation may be submitted to your home institution. Visit DAGSI >>

Electro-optics Assistantships
The electro-optics program offers two types of assistantships: teaching and research. The teaching assistantships are usually done in collaboration with the physics department. Research assistantships are given based on a student's research interest. Each assistantship may include a stipend and tuition remission. Most assistantship contracts are given for a year or less and vary in funding. Indicate your interest in an assistantship when completing page two of the Application for Graduate Admission online. For more information, contact the Electro-optics Graduate Program >>

Hans von Ohain Fellowship
Awarded to a full-time doctoral student with excellent academic credentials who is interested in entering the aerospace profession. Must be a native-born American. For more information, contact your department chair or the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering >>

Learn, Lead and Serve Fund Grants
Make a positive impact on the community while exploring engineering concepts. The School of Engineering Learn, Lead and Serve (LLS) Fund encourages students to perform domestic and international research while serving community organizations. Individual grants range from $1,000 to $2,000, and higher amounts are available for team projects. Applications are accepted each semester. For more information, click here and contact Candida Crasto by phone or email

Ohio Space Grant Consortium Fellowships
Competitively awarded fellowships to graduate students pursuing degrees in one of the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) at Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) universities. Awardees are required to participate in university research projects and present results at the annual OSGC Research Symposium.  Visit OSGC >>

Renewable and Clean Energy Research and Teaching Assistantships
The Renewable and Clean Energy program has a limited number of research and teaching assistantships available to students. The assistantships range from full tuition plus stipend to hourly wage. Approximately 50% of RCL students receive some type of assistantship. These assistantships are rarely awarded to students prior to enrollment. In most cases, students are offered research and teaching assistantships based on in-class performance and a demonstrated interest in a research topic. Currently, RCL students have research assistantships in geothermal energy, energy-efficient manufacturing, building energy informatics. Other students work in the energy field off campus. Currently, RCL students work with local HVAC design companies, energy engineering companies, Montgomery County and other private and public sector employers. For more information, contact Dr. Kelly Kissock, Chairperson, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering >>

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