Students at the University of Delaware are exclusively eligible to apply to the following fellowships and scholarships:
- UD offers a NSF IGERT program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments (SBE2), a multi-disciplinary doctoral traineeship program for students interested in studying Cells in Engineered Environments using the technologies and approaches of Systems Biology.
- The George W. Laird Merit Fellowship is given to students working toward graduate degrees in the College of Engineering.
Graduate students conducting research in biomedical engineering can apply for numerous fellowships and scholarships:
- NIH’s F31 awards provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree (e.g., Ph.D.).
- The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States by recognizing and supporting outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
- The Whitaker International Program is offering a Fellows and Scholars Program competition, and the 2015 Whitaker International Summer Program.
- The Force & Motion Foundation offers scholarships for promising research involving multi-axis measurement or multi-axis testing.
- The Hertz Foundation offers awards to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.
- The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program established by the Department of Defense supports students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines providing them the opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
- Through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship program, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
- GEM Fellowships are doctoral fellowships at participating GEM Member Universities for underrepresented minority students.
- National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) graduate fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research.
- Google offers numerous scholarships to students.
- The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are given to permanent residents, naturalized citizens if born abroad, or children of naturalized citizen parents for their graduate education.
- The National Security Agency (NSA) awards Women In Defense Horizons Scholarships to women pursuing a course of study aimed at a career in national security.
- The PEO foundation offers scholarships/fellowships to support graduate education for women.
- Fogarty International Center has a directory of non-NIH funding opportunities.
To find more funding opportunities specific to your qualifications, use the Pathways to Science form.
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Student Organizations: The university has over 300 registered student organizations available so students can participate in a wide range of activities.
- UD’s Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter was approved in summer 2012. After being a registered student club for a year, it fulfilled the requirements to become an official chapter. Last year it piloted a peer mentor program to match freshman with older undergrads, based on selection criteria such as hometown and future career plans. Mentors and mentees frequently met and were encouraged to attend professional development events. BMES also kicked-off a hands-on engineering project with Prof. Cole Galloway in the Physical Therapy department. Dr. Galloway’s lab modifies off-the-shelf toy race cars to provide mobility to children who can’t crawl or walk due to cerebral palsy. The BMES students worked to transform these cars into power walkers for these children. In addition to these two programs, they fostered undergraduate interactions and investigated programs for the future (such as GREs, MCATs and graduate school programs).
Interested in finding out more? Please contact Emily Day, faculty advisor for BMES.
Honor and Professional Societies
- Student Honor and Professional societies: The college of engineering offers a variety of engineering organizations for students. They can choose one in the engineering college or in their particular engineering field.
- International Experience: Study abroad programs in locations throughout the world are available to students at the University of Delaware. We offer short term programs during the Winter Session that include classes to fulfill general education (breadth) requirements. We also offer immersion experiences for the duration of an entire semester to enhance fluency in a foreign language.
- Outreach: The university offers a variety of resources through their Engineering Outreach Program for part-time students who already hold full-time jobs.