College of Engineering


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Program Solicitation

Deadline: October 24, 25, 27 and 28 (dependent on subject area)

Award: Three years of support – $34,000 Stipend (per year) + $12,000 Educational Allowance (to institution)

Note: Please notify Amy Ossola-Phillips  ( if you are applying.


Graduate Student Professional Development (Travel) Awards from Graduate School

Deadline: One month prior to travel

Award: TBD

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NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships – Fall 2017

Call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research.

Deadline: November 3, 2016 5:00 pm Eastern

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Computational Solid Mechanics (CSM) Competitive Scholarship

Deadline:  September 2, 2016

Award amount: $1,000

Application Eligibility:

  • Full-time Ph.D. students in the Mechanical Engineering Department not receiving a scholarship (research assistantship ok) for AY 2017.
  • Students cannot be receiving another competitive scholarship simultaneously. (Receiving other financial support, RA or TA, is permitted)
  • The research topic being pursued – must be in the area of Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Students need to take at least 9 credit hours at their graduating semester to qualify for the scholarship


Materials Research Graduate (MRG) Fellowships

Deadline: September 6, 2016

Award amount: $1,000

Application Eligibility:

  1. You must be a graduate student enrolled in one of the materials engineering research related disciplines, UTSA.
  2. At the time of the award you will not be (i) receiving equal or more than half-time UTSA assistantship/fellowship of a combined total of $23K a year (12-mo.) or (ii) committed in working engagement(s) equivalent to 20 or more hours per week.
  3. You are enrolled in full time (defined by Graduate School and/or Office of International Programs) and with good academic standing.

Selection Criteria:

Selection will be made by the Selection Committee based on applicants’ established merits and/or demonstrated potential in experimental or computational graduate research in the area of Electronic Materials and Devices. Students completed materials/devices core course and/or with prior research accomplishments will have priority consideration.

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DoN Materials Research Fellowship

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Award amount: $2,000 each semester (renewable)

Who Should Apply: UTSA MS-MatE Students

  • Interested in research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) of electronic materials, devices and systems;
  • Participate in weekly materials engineering research seminar and/or to conduct directed research under faculty supervision.
  • Interested in developing future career with Navy, civilian or military.

Why Apply – One or a combination of the benefit(s):

  • Fellowships – GR only – $2,000 each semester (renewable)
  • Tuition for Directed Research/Independent Study: up to 3 SCH (one-time only)
  • Summer Research Internships – up to $4,000
    • Summer Research/Training Experiences at UTSA, UT Austin & others
    • Summer Naval Lab Research Internships (travel & stipend by DoN)
  • Travel fund for conference attendance/presentations (open anytime)

Application Eligibility:

  1. BS/MS or MS student with qualifications satisfy DoD security clearance process.
  2. Enrolled full time in an engineering major of UTSA: MS-MatE (with unconditional admission); engineering BS/MS integrated Program (activated).
  3. GPA≥3.0 for MS or BS/MS integrated programs.

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Valero Research Scholarship – for MS students only

Deadline:  September 16, 2016

Award amount: $1,000


  • Must be COE full-time M.S. students with unconditional admission or clear of admission conditions.
  • Must be enrolled in full time for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters (at least 9 credit hours and 6 of the 9 are at the graduate level)
  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours at graduate level if graduating in Fall 2016. Must be enrolled in 3 hours at graduate level if graduating in Spring 2017.
  • At least a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Award will be terminated anytime semester GPA falls below 3.0
  • Preference will be given to students with no other financial supports from the College.

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a program called the “Graduate Research Fellowships Program” that is available to both senior undergraduate students and existing graduate students who are looking for fellowship funding to conduct research at a US institution. They do NOT have to be attending graduate school at UTSA – they can apply for the program and, if awarded, the award would follow them to any university where they chose to attend graduate school. The deadlines are typically end of October (vary by discipline) and this is an annual program, meaning that it typically is solicited for every year.

Program Goals:

  • To select, recognize, and financially support individuals who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers.
  • To broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.


  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Early-career: undergrad & grad students
  • Pursuing research-based MS and PhD
  • Science and Engineering
  • Enrolled in accredited institution in US by Fall

Academic Levels

  • Seniors/baccalaureates; no graduate study
  • First-year graduate students
  • Second-year grad students
  • ≤ 12 months of graduate study by August
  • >12 months graduate study
  • Interruption in graduate study of 2+ years (can have MS degree)


Three years of support – $34,000 Stipend (per year) + $12,000 Educational Allowance (to institution)

Please notify Amy Ossola-Phillips  ( if you are applying.

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