Materials Science & Nanoengineering

Materials Science & Nanoengineering

Contact Us

Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE)

Phone: 713.348.3698

Fellowships, Funding, & Scholarships

The "Find a Fellowship" link will take you to an extensive database that allows you to search according to various criteria and find opportunities that are perfect for you.

Rice Nominated Fellowships


The Fulbright scholarship allows for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship, provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country.

  • Essay = one .pdf of Application Form, 
Personal Statement, Proposed Project
  • Affiliation Letters
  • Language Evaluation (if applicable)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • For a detailed checklist click here


Fellowships and Grants for Rice Ph.D. Students and Post Docs found in the Fondren Library Database

SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG)

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The NSF GRFP aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. and to reinforce its diversity

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Intended for use by students, teachers, and professors who are looking for internships or fellowships in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The lists have been compiled by members of FICE, the Federal Interagency Committee on Education.

Pathways to Science

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources.

IBP's database includes 1922 programs in a variety of disciplines and education levels.

The Fellowships Office (FO)

The Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies administers predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowship awards on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors; these fellowship awards play an important role in the career development of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and scholars for the academic, federal, industrial and international workforce.

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships & Postdoctoral Awards

Highly competitive and prestigious undergraduate college scholarships, graduate fellowships, education grants, summer jobs & research internships, awards for high school seniors & students, women, minorities, Hispanics, African Americans, nurses, engineers, teachers studying math, science & engineering and health professions from national & international foundations. Free financial aid, student loans, prizes, and stipends.