Funding Opportunities

 


Fellowships/Scholarships


The Harry K. Wells Graduate Fellowship

UMERC is privileged to offer this fellowship opportunity for engineering students.  Mr. Harry K. Wells has established an endowment to support engineering graduate student research in energy. This announcement serves as a request for proposals for engineering graduate student(s) and their faculty advisor(s) to seek funding to pursue new research in the field of sustainable energy generation and/or storage.

Check back in Fall 2015 for the Request for Proposals for academic year '16-'17

Click here to read about the winning Wells Graduate Fellows for the summer '15 - spring '16 academic year.

The Hulka Energy Research Fellowship

Since 2008, Ms. Barbara Hulka has the Hulka Energy Research Fellowship to support graduate student research in selected alternative energy fields at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC). This announcement serves as a request for proposals for engineering graduate student(s) and their faculty advisor(s) to seek funding to pursue new research in one of the following research areas:
 
advanced solar energy conversion,
fuels and power from sustainable biological processes,
renewable wind energy,
ocean thermal or wave energy or geothermal energy conversion.

Check back in Fall 2015 for the Request for Proposals for academic year '16-'17

Click here to read about the winning Hulka Energy Research Fellow for the summer '15 - spring '16 academic year.

 

The National Academies/National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
 
Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.
 

Competitions/Challenges

2015 Engineering Sustainability Workshop Video Contest


Internships

Please visit individual professors' websites.  See also the UMD ejobs website: https://ejobs.umd.edu/
 

Project Funding

Please visit individual professors' websites.


Research Lab Opportunities

Please visit individual professors' websites.


Additional resources

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research Graduate Assistantships
Council on the Environment Funding Opportunities UMD National Scholarships Office 
School of Public Policy Clark School Engineering Scholarships