Financial aid, fellowships, and funding opportunities

For all opportunities listed below, please check the official website for official open and close dates.

Know of other fellowships? E-mail csgradmn@umn.edu to have it added to this list.

3M Science and Technology Fellowships

How do you apply: Offered to new Ph.D. students at the time of admission
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: N/A

ACM Dissertation Award

How do you apply: Two nominations can be made by department annually; only a Ph.D. student’s advisor may nominate a dissertation
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: End of October

AFCEA

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Depends on scholarship/fellowship (check website for official dates)
Closes/Due Date: Depends on scholarship/fellowship (check website for official dates)

Air Force Research Lab Repperger Research Internship Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Early December
Closes/Due Date: Mid-January

Army Research Laboratory Research Associateship Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Early September
Closes/Due Date: Mid-November

Bayer Graduate Student Fellowship Program

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; there is no limit to how many students CS&E can nominate
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Early January

Best Dissertation Award Program

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may only nominate one student annually
Opens: Mid-January
Closes/Due Date: Mid-March (internal deadline for nominations)

Big Ten Academic Alliance Smithsonian Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Start of October
Closes/Due Date: Start of December

CSE Fellowships

How do you apply: Offered to new Ph.D. students at the time of admission
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: N/A

Cybersecurity Fellowship (Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs)

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-December
Closes/Due Date: Mid-January

DARPA Fellowships

How do you apply: Check website
Opens: Rolling
Closes/Due Date: Check website

Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may only nominate one student annually
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: End of September (internal deadline for nominations)

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: Mid-November

Diversity of Views & Experience Fellowship (DOVE)

How do you apply: Offered to new graduate students at the time of admission; department nominates applicants to the Graduate School
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: Early February

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may nominate up to ten students annually
Opens: Mid-November
Closes/Due Date: Mid-January (internal deadline for nominations)

Facebook Ph.D. Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: End of October

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: Mid-December (depends on fellowship category)

Google PhD Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may nominate up to two students annually
Opens: Mid-September
Closes/Due Date: Mid-November (internal deadline for nominations)

Govern for America Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Mid-December

The Hertz Foundation Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-August
Closes/Due Date: End of October

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member; no more than three nominations per department may be submitted
Opens: 3rd Week of September
Closes/Due Date: Mid-October (internal deadline for nominations)

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must submit materials to their center or institute for nomination approval. Once reviewed and approved required documentation, including letters, should be submitted to the department (form will be sent out to collect information) well in advance of the Graduate School deadline. Programs are not limited in the number of nominations they may submit, however, only one nomination per student is allowed.
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: Early November (internal deadline for nominations)

Kleiner Perkins Engineering Fellows Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications 
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: End of September

Lawrence Post Doctoral Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Start of August
Closes/Due Date: Start of October

Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may only nominate one student annually
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Early November

Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may nominate up to three students annually
Opens: Start of September
Closes/Due Date: End of September (internal deadline for nominations)

Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-February
Closes/Due Date: End of March

Mistletoe Research Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-March
Closes/Due Date: End of April

MnDrive Fellowships in Neuromodulation

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-August
Closes/Due Date: Mid-January

MnDrive PhD Graduate Assistantship Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: End of September
Closes/Due Date: Mid-November

NortonLifeLock Research Group Graduate Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: End of September
Closes/Due Date: Start of December

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Early August
Closes/Due Date: Mid-October

The Open Philanthropy Project AI Fellows Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Late October

Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-December
Closes/Due Date: Early February

Tandon Faculty First Look Fellowships

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Mid-December

Torske Klubeen Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Mid-November
Closes/Due Date: Mid-February