Funding Opportunities

Nearly all of our graduate students conducting research have financial support. Typical forms of student financial support are external fellowships, internal fellowships, research assistantships, and/or teaching assistantships.

External Fellowships

There are numerous external graduate engineering fellowships available. Below is a list of some of the most popular.

Department of Defense SMART Fellowship

Department of Defense NDSEG Fellowship

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation GRFP

Department of Energy Office of Science SCGF

Additional External Fellowship Opportunities

Additional External Opportunities: Internship - Fellowship - Scholarship Opportunities

Internal Fellowships

Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowships Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Fellowships Mathews and Kaiser Fellowship

GAANN: Doctoral Research in Advanced Manufacturing: The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department is recruiting highly-motivated doctoral students in mechanical engineering to become part of a team researching the latest science and technology in advanced manufacturing in areas including additive manufacturing, battery fabrication, metrology for manufacturing, process-control, and composite manufacturing, to name a few.

Research Assistantship (RA)

Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields, conducting research supported by government and industry. As part of their funded research our faculty support graduate students through research assistantships. These positions are at the discretion of the faculty member. Search the Faculty Profiles and contact faculty members directly to inquire about Graduate Research Assistantship opportunities.

Teaching Assistantship (TA)

Graduate students assist our faculty in teaching courses. You can apply for a teaching assistantship by submitting the Financial Aid Application to the Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Dr. Xiaodong Yang. By filling out this application you will be considered for Teaching Assistantships and Department Fellowships.

Other Financial Assistance

Students can obtain more information about financial aid at the Student Financial Assistance Office.