Increase the number of top graduate student researchers ($50 million goal)
The College of Science and Engineering has identified a pressing need to fund full fellowships to approximately 55 graduate students, a 200-percent increase.
Why fellowships make a difference
- Fellowships attract top graduate students and fellows.
- After earning their degrees, graduate students often bring further distinction to the college as faculty at other institutions or as leaders in industry, helping to fuel the economy.
- Competitive fellowships remove the financial barriers that deter many highly qualified undergraduates from pursuing an advanced degree.
- Currently we are able to offer endowment-supported fellowships to only a fraction of our graduate students. With more funds we could fund more students.
Help us meet this goal and build a bridge to research in our priority areas of energy and the environment, health, and nanotechnology
- Attract more graduate students, essential for meeting our research goals.
- Compete effectively for talented graduate researchers against the best universities in the world.