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A summary of all the different forms of funding available. Click on the description for more details. We welcome submissions to our fellowship page! Please email with submission details.

You can find additional fellowship opportunities on the CMU SCS Fellowship Opportunities page. There are also many more women-specific scholarships that can be found at the Scholarships for Women page at Online Colleges.

Last updated on May 2, 2014.

Active Fellowships

Description Amount Status Deadline Gender US Citizen Other Eligibility
GSA Graduate Student Conference Funding $500-$1000 Active Varies All No Graduate Students @ Carnegie Mellon
National Research Council of the National Academies $42,000 Active Varies All Varies Must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure. Some laboratories have citizen restrictions
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship $1,000-$10,000 Active Varies Female Varies Various requirements for various scholarships
University of Memphis Fellowships Tuition plus stipends Active Varies Female No Must be applying for grad school at the University of Memphis

Pending Fellowships

Description Amount Status Deadline Gender US Citizen Other Eligibility
Intel Ph.D. Fellowship Unknown Pending Contact to find out All No Ph.D. students focusing on semiconductor technologies and within 18 months of graduation from selected universities. Must be nominated by their university.
L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship Program $60,000 Pending Unknown (opens fall 2013) Female No Postgraduate students, citizens or permanent residents.
Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program $26,232 Pending February 3, 2014 All Yes U.S. citizens or have permanent resident, refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S. Are pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree with research relevant to microelectronics under the guidance of a GRC-approved faculty member.

Closed Fellowships

Description Amount Status Deadline Gender US Citizen Other Eligibility
AAUW American Fellowships $6,000-$30,000 Closed November 15, 2012 Female Yes Permanent residents
AAUW Career Development Grants $2,000-$12,000 Closed December 15, 2012 Female Yes Bachelor's degree required.
AAUW Community Action Grants $2,000-$10,000 Closed January 15, 2013 Female Yes Permanent residents.
AAUW International Fellowships $18,000-$30,000 Closed December 1, 2012 Female No International graduate and postgraduate women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women $2,500+ Closed February 1, 2014 Female No Full-time sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
CREU Undergraduate Research Program $3,000 stipend, $1,500 expenditures Closed May 20, 2013 Female Yes Permanent residents. Completed two years of undergraduate study at the college level.
DOE Computational Science Grad. Fellowship $72,430 Closed January 8, 2013 All Yes Permanent residents.
Eaton Corporation Multicultural Scholarship Program (EMSP) $3,000 Closed May 3, 2013 All No In-coming sophomore, seniors, and juniors pursuing a degree at the institutions listed on the website. Must have a 3.00 GPA and must be authorized to work in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship
Etsy Hacker Grants $5,000 Closed May 2, 2013 Female No Attend Hacker School for the summer, a three-month, full-time school in New York
Facebook Fellowship Program Tuition, conference fees, $30,000 stipend Closed January 7, 2013 All No Full-time Ph.D students, must be noinated by a faculty member and enrolled during the academic year that the fellowship is awarded.
George Washington Univ. Graduate Scholarships $14,000-$30,000, varies by degree Closed January 31, 2013 All Yes GPA 3.0+ for undergraduates; GPA 3.2+ for graduates
Goldwater Scholarship Program $7,500 Closed January 28, 2013 All Yes Permanent residents, must be nominated by CMU's designated Goldwater Faculty Representative.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship $10,000 Closed February 1, 2013 Female No GPA 3.5+; graduate student or senior year of undergrad; permanent resident; international students
Google PhD Fellowship Tuition, fees, and stipend Closed February 1, 2014 All No CMU: please submit materials to April Foster ( by Feb 12th
Graduate Student Researches Program (GSRP) $30,000 Closed March 1, 2013 No Yes U.S. citizens only. Students may apply at any time during their graduate program, or prior to receiving their baccalaureate degree, provided they have been accepted to an accredited graduate program at a U.S. college or university.
Harry S. Truman Scholarships $30,000 Closed February 5, 2013 All No Full-time juniors
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Tuition, fees, and stipend Closed October 30, 2012 All No Full-time Ph.D students.
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award $25,000 Closed February 4, 2014 All No Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and participate in Fellowship activities
Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund Varies Closed February 21, 2014 All Yes QPA 3.0+, CMU sophomore or junior, permanent residents
Microsoft Research Fellowship Full tuition + fees Closed October 16, 2012 All No Various requirements for various programs
NASA Harriet Jenkins Fellowship Program (JPFP) Three-year fellowship award packages that include stipend and tuition offset support Closed March 15, 2013 All Yes Must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities
National Physical Science Consortium $20,000 Closed November 30, 2013 All Yes Senior undergrad with 3.0 GPA or graduate students.
NSF IGERT Fellowships 75% of cost Closed January 14, 2013 All Yes Please refer to the link.
NVDIA Graduate Fellowship Program $25,000 Closed Unknown (opens fall 2013) All No Students must have already completed their first year of full time Ph.D. level studies.
Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology $1,500-$10,000 Closed December 31, 2013 Female No -
Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) $10,000 Closed February 15, 2012 Female No Junior, senior, or first year grad student; must meet all SWE requirements
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Full tuition, $25,000-$41,800 stipend Closed December 16, 2013 All Yes GPA 3.0+, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, agree to post-graduate employment with the DoD.
Siebel Scholars Program $35,000 Closed July 15, 2013 All No Final-year students
Sony Gamers In Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship $10,000 Closed March 19, 2014 Female No -
SURG Grant $500-$1,000 Closed March 24, 2014 All No CMU undergrad.
The Tisdale Fellowship $5000 grant, full-time 8 week internship Closed February 10, 2014 All No Junior, senior, or graduate students.
The Upstart/Startup Grants Varies Closed Unknown All Yes -