Fellowships can open doors to opportunities that would otherwise seem beyond your reach. For this reason, many students apply for them, and most fellowships are prestigious and highly competitive. For a full list of fellowships available to SEAS students, please see the Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards and Prizes section of the SEAS Bulletin.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Fellowships
Columbia has four IGERT fellowship programs:

All are funded by the National Science Foundation and offer fellowships of $30,000 for multidisciplinary graduate study.  

Special Fellowships
In addition to the numerous Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards and Prizes, there exist a number of opportunities specifically for engineering graduate students.

Presidential Fellowships
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science will award the Presidential Distinguished Fellowships for each academic year for incoming Ph.D., Doctor of Engineering Science, and M.S. leading to Ph.D. (M.S./Ph.D.) students. The Fellowships include tuition plus an annual stipend of $35,000 for up to 4 years including 3 months of summer research.

All applicants for admission to a doctoral program who submit a complete application by the December 15 priority deadline will be considered for the Presidential Fellowship opportunity.

Graduate Minorities in Engineering Fellowships
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, in conjunction with the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, selects GEM fellows pursuing the Master of Science degree.

The GEM fellowship provides African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans access to graduate education. The fellowship includes tuition, fees, a stipend, and a paid summer internship at a GEM sponsored corporation or research laboratory.

Applicants for this fellowship must be engineering or applied science majors and from one of the following underrepresented ethnic minority groups: African American, Mexican American, Native American, Puerto Rican American, and other Hispanic American.

To be considered, applications must be received by the GEM Central Office by Nov. 1.

For more information and to download application materials, please visit the GEM Web site or contact the GEM Columbia Campus Coordinator at

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