PhD Fellowships and Support

Once you have been accepted as a PhD student in Chemical and Biomolecular engineering, you will be fully funded by the department throughout the duration of the program, so long as you’re making satisfactory progress. Your funding will include your tuition, health insurance and a stipend.

Your funding can come from a variety of sources; the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, faculty grants and fellowships are the main areas of your support. We encourage you to apply for fellowships that pertain to you during your graduate studies, since this will provide additional flexibility to you during your studies.

Below are some of the common sources for fellowships and support. Please check back for additions and updates.

University of Pennsylvania Student Financial Services

http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/
http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/finaid-checklists/checklists-grad-fm-2013-2014.htm

National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201

National Institute of Health

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/gaann/eligibility.html

University of Pennsylvania Fontaine Doctoral Fellowships: For Underrepresented Minorities

http://provost.upenn.edu/education/graduate/fontaine-society

Ashton Fellowship*

http://www.be.seas.upenn.edu/currentstudents/doctoral/handbook/documents/ashtonapplication.pdf

*The eligibility for an Ashton fellowship requires the applicant to be a third generation American born citizen under the age of 25 and be a resident of New Jersey or Pennsylvania.