Ph.D. Students

The College of Engineering has identified a variety of funding resources for our new and current graduate students both internal to the University (e.g., department/program, College of Engineering, Rackham Graduate School and University of Michigan campus) as well as external (e.g., national labs, corporations, organizations, etc.)

Please note: Students are encouraged to consult Innovation Partnerships prior to beginning a fellowship opportunity if they will be developing any innovations created through their paid research work at UM.

College of Engineering Funding for Ph.D. Students

All Michigan Engineering doctoral students are guaranteed full funding, provided they continue to meet all the milestones on the path to their doctorate. The package includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • University Health Insurance
  • Monthly living stipend

Exact funding amounts vary by department, and students coming from a master’s program typically receive four years of funding. Students coming directly from a bachelor’s program receive five years of funding. The package can come from a combination of sources, including the College of Engineering, Rackham Graduate School, Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointments, Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) positions and External fellowships and awards. To learn more, contact your department/program of interest directly.

Additional University Funding Opportunities

In addition to Michigan Engineering departments and programs, explore these resources.

Students are also encouraged to consider funding resources internal to the University listed on the UM Library website such as:

External Funding Opportunities

The following are external, non-University scholarship opportunities that may be of interest to University/College students.  Inclusion of an external scholarship opportunity is intended only as a resource for students, and does not express or imply any University involvement with, or endorsement of, the external program.

An * indicates that a fellowship may be open to international students.