SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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GE Fellowships

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce the resumption of the General Electric (GE) Graduate Fellowship program for the 2023/2024 academic year. This time, we divided the Fellowship in the following three categories to expand our outreach for talented Ph.D. candidates and recognize excellence of current graduate students. The goal of the reformed GE Fellowship program is: 

  • to entice outstanding students who is hesitant to commit to UConn 
  • to establish long-term recruiting relationship with under-represented institutions (HBCUs, HSIs, international institutions that are less represented) 
  • to recognize exceptional service to the department, school, university, and professional societies and 
  • to prevent premature leave of excellent graduate students without completing degree. 

The awards will be disbursed within the following three categories:

Next Gen Scholar

(Faculty Nomination)

This one-year $7500 fellowship is designed to attract exceptional graduate students. To receive the fellowship, a student must be fully supported by the nominating advisor and/or department. Nominees will be selected by the Fellowship Award Committee. Please note that this fellowship is limited to one faculty nomination per category.

Eligibility: 

  • Prospective Ph.D. students, or
  • First-year Ph.D. students
    (for those who were admitted for the Spring semester)

Nomination period: December – March 1

Selection Process: The Fellowship Award Committee will be composed of the SoE Graduate Director and two other program Graduate Directors within SoE.

Award Announcements: 2-3 weeks after the nomination deadline.

Nomination Requirements: Submitted by Faculty member

  • Nominee Information
  • Supporting Statement
  • Copy of the Application Package
    • CV
    • Transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Department Assessments

Inclusion and Equity

(Faculty Nomination)

The GE Fellowship for Inclusion and Equity program is established to provide fellowships (50% GA) to outstanding graduate students with diversified backgrounds who plan to pursue doctoral degrees in the areas of advanced materials, manufacturing, and energy. The advisor or the department needs to provide the other 50%. Recipients are nominated by respective faculty advisor or graduate director and will be selected by a Fellowship Award Committee. The duration of the award is one academic year. Please note that this fellowship is limited to one faculty nomination per category. 

Eligibility: 

  • Prospective Ph.D. students

Diversity Criteria: 

  • Marginalized groups in engineering, e.g., women, under-represented minorities, LGBTQIA++, neurodiverse, etc. 
  • Students who have an academic background outside engineering but want to transition into engineering.
  • Students who are away from academia for more than one year but want to transition into a SOE Ph.D. program. 

Nomination period: December – March 1 (Rolling basis)

Selection Process: The Fellowship Award Committee will be composed of the SoE Graduate Director and two other program Graduate Directors within SoE.

Award Announcements: 2-3 weeks after the nomination deadline.

Nomination Requirements: Submitted by Faculty member

  • Nominee Information
  • Supporting Statement
  • Copy of the Application Package
    • CV
    • Transcript
    • Personal Statement
    • Recommendation Letters
    • Department Assessments

Excellence

(Student Application)

The GE Fellowship for Excellence program is established to recognize excellence of current graduate students and to facilitate their completion of the Ph.D. program. The fellowship provides 50% of GA to outstanding graduate students who are pursuing doctoral degrees in the areas of advanced materials, manufacturing, and energy. The recipient needs to secure another 50% from the department or advisor. The duration of the award is one academic year. 

Eligibility and Qualifications: 

  • Current Ph.D. students in SOE in the areas of advanced materials, manufacturing, and energy
  • Outstanding track records in research and professional service

Application Deadline: March 1 
Please note that each fellowship must be matched with a teaching assistantship or research assistantship (50% fellowship + 50% RA) and the award can be made for one semester or a full academic year. 

Selection Process: The award committee will have a holistic assessment of their track record and potential. 

Award Announcements: Awardees will be announced by the end of July every year. 

GE Fellowships Committee

Matthew Stuber

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Astitha, Marina

Associate Professor, Associate Head of Graduate Education, Equity and Inclusion

Escabi, Monty

Professor, Department Head Biomedical Engineering