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 as part of their admission funding package. Faculty nominate students for these awards. Typically CS&E receives two awards annually.
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: N/A

ACM Doctoral 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
Main Program Link

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)
Main Program Link

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
Main Program Link

Army Research Laboratory Research Associateship Program

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

Bayer Graduate Student Fellowship Program

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; open to incoming admits and current students; six nominations may be submitted by our department.
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Early January
Program Link

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)
Main Program Link

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 November
Main Program Link

Chainlink Labs Fellowship Program

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Early December
Main Program Link

CSE Fellowships

How do you apply: Offered to new Ph.D. students as part of their admission funding package. Faculty nominate students for these awards.
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: N/A
Main Program Link

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
Main Program Link

DARPA Fellowships

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

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)
Main Program Link
Internal Nomination Link (not set up; contact csgradmn@umn.edu if interested in applying)

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
Main Program Link

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
Main Program Link

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)
Main Program Link
Internal Nomination Link

Facebook Ph.D. Fellowship

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

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)
Main Program Link

Google Ph.D. Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by their department; The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities may nominate up to four students annually. The Graduate School Fellowship Office will collect nominations. More information on this opportunity will be sent to all Ph.D. students.
Opens: Early September
Closes/Due Date: Late September (internal deadline for nominations)
Main Program Link

UMN Graduate Program Link (for internal nomination submissions)

Govern for America Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: Check website
Closes/Due Date: Check website
Main Program Link

The Hertz Foundation Fellowship

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

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: September or October
Closes/Due Date: Mid to late October (internal deadline for nominations)
Main Program Link

Internal Student Nomination Link

Internal Faculty Nomination Link

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)
Main Program Link
Internal Nomination Link

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
Main Program Link

Lawrence Post Doctoral Fellowship

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

Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may only nominate one student annually; funds are not always available each year
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: Internal deadline late October (contact csgradmn@umn.edu for exact date and time)
Main Program Link
Internal Nomination Link

Microsoft Fellowships (Ada Lovelace Fellowship & The Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship)

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; we may only nominate up to three students for the Ada Lovelace Fellowship; we can nominate up to three students as long as one self-identifies from an underrepresented group listed in the Ada Lovelace Fellowship requirements. Otherwise the department can only nominate two students.
Opens: Early July
Closes/Due Date: Early August (internal deadline for nominations)
Main Program Link (Ada Lovelace Fellowship)
Main Program Link (The Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship)

Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

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

Mistletoe Research Fellowship

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

MnDrive Fellowships in Neuromodulation

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

MnDrive Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship Program

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

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
Main Program Link

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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

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
Main Program Link

Ralph W. Shrader Graduate Diversity Scholarship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: January
Closes/Due Date: End of April
Main Program Link

Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship

How do you apply: Students can submit their own applications
Opens: N/A
Closes/Due Date: End of February
Main Program Link

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
Main Program Link

Tandon Faculty First Look Fellowships

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

Torske Klubeen Fellowship

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

Two Sigma Fellowships

How do you apply: Students must be nominated by the department; CS&E may nominate up to 3 Ph.D. students for each of the fellowship programs
Opens: Early September
Closes/Due Date: Early November
Main Program Link (Ph.D. Fellowship)
Main Program Link (Diversity Ph.D. Fellowship)
Internal Nomination Link