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Fellowships, Grants and Assistantships

At the University of Dayton School of Engineering, you'll discover an engineering education that focuses on "engineering that matters" through courses, fellowships, grants and assistantships that engage in experiential learning, global awareness, and leadership and technical skills that broaden your study to assist you in becoming a professional engineer ready to make a difference.

Fellowships, Grants and Assistantships

Aircraft Energy Harvesting and Management Ph.D. Assistantship
Focuses on development of energy harvesting and management strategies for aircrafts. Green card or citizenship is required.  For more information, contact Dr. Jamie Ervin, Department Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) and WISE Ally Scholarship Program
A new scholarship program designed to advance women in STEM by encouraging an inclusive community where all students, regardless of gender, can participate and feel welcome. This program is run jointly by the University Honors Program (UHP) and the Women in Science and Engineering Living Learning Community (WISE LLC), and is supported by the Women in Engineering Program (WEP).

SOCHE Fellowships
SOCHE will award up to 15 three-year fellowships to new doctoral students studying engineering or computer science at one of the three member institutions — the Air Force Institute of Technology, the University of Dayton or Wright State University. These fellowships support full-time, research-based doctoral study and will be awarded to candidates with exceptional demonstrated capability and aptitude. Awards include a stipend of $27,500 plus full tuition for three years of study and research. 

SOCHE Scholarships
Full-tuition scholarships are available for both part-time and full-time graduate students in engineering. For highly qualified, full-time doctoral students, opportunities exist for full-tuition with yearly stipend. Applications for the SOCHE scholarship will ONLY be accepted online. Supporting documentation may be submitted to your home institution.

Early Career Fellowship
This program runs every other year, alternating with the Federal Grant Seekers Fellowship program. This is a year-long workshop that focuses on writing and submitting early career grant proposals, with an emphasis on the NSF Career Award. 

Federal Grant Seekers Fellowship
This program runs every other year, alternating with the Early Career Fellowship program. This fellowship provides junior tenure-track faculty in the School of Engineering with the opportunity to identify and work on federal grant proposal(s) with a cohort of other faculty members and to prepare and meet with program director(s) at a federal agency such as NSF, NIH, EPA, etc. in Washington, DC area in May. 

Electro-Optics Assistantships
The electro-optics program offers two types of assistantships: teaching and research. The teaching assistantships are usually done in collaboration with the physics department. Research assistantships are given based on a student's research interest. 

Grand Challenges Scholars Program
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering globally serves people and society for the “continuation of life on the planet and a more sustainable, secure, healthy and joyful world" and has sparked a global movement for engineering. In 2009, the NAE endorsed an engineering education that focuses on global awareness and social skills along with Grand Challenges that broaden undergraduate study in engineering.

Hans von Ohain Fellowship
Awarded to a full-time doctoral student with excellent academic credentials who is interested in entering the aerospace profession. Must be a native-born American. For more information, contact your department chair or the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) Grants 
These are faculty grants to infuse their undergraduate engineering courses with Entrepreneurially Minded Learning (EML) and other advanced learning pedagogies such as Active Collaborative Learning (ACL), Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL), etc. Faculty are empowered through development opportunities, peer interaction and funding commensurate with effort designing EML modules.

Ohio Space Grant Consortium Fellowships
Competitively awarded fellowships to graduate students pursuing degrees in one of the STEM disciplines at Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) universities. Awardees are required to participate in university research projects and present results at the annual OSGC Research Symposium.

Renewable and Clean Energy Research and Teaching Assistantships
The Renewable and Clean Energy program has a limited number of research and teaching assistantships available to students. Approximately 50% of RCL students receive some type of assistantship. In most cases, students are offered research and teaching assistantships based on in-class performance and a demonstrated interest in a research topic. For more information, contact Dr. Jamie Ervin, Department Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.)
Faculty can submit an application to get financial support to have undergraduate engineering students work on a research project in the faculty member’s lab. Additional funds are also available for project related materials and supplies and students are eligible for housing in the residence halls at a reduced rate. 

UD-UDRI Research Fellowship Program
The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), the highly successful engineering research arm of the University of Dayton, has its roots in the School of Engineering. In order to encourage relationships between like-minded engineering faculty and researchers, two initiatives were created to foster formal research collaborations.

University of Dayton Research Council Seed Grants (RCSG)
These are competitive and merit-based awards for new tenure-track faculty to assist eligible faculty members in the initiation of research during the summer months. They may apply for grants under this category in only each of their first four years at the University of Dayton and are usually due end of October. Please contact your department chair for more information.


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