MAE Fellowship Opportunities

Full support packages for new outstanding Ph.D. applicants

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is offering fellowship opportunities to outstanding PhD applicants. Graduate students in the MAE Department have the opportunity to work on exciting research under the guidance of world-renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities.

Fellowship Programs and Benefits

MAE Department Assistantship

One year 50% GRA/GTA appointment ($24,500), full tuition, and supplemental fees ($11,000). This represents a total one-year support of over $35,000.

Mathew/Kaiser Fellowship

The Mathew/Kaiser Fellowship ($5,000) is available to qualified Assistantship candidates and provides additional support.  If combined with the MAE Department Assistantship they provide a total one-year support of over $40,000.

Acceptance in the MAE Department Assistantship program does not guarantee support through the Mathew/Kaiser Fellowship. 

The Mathews/Kaiser Fellowship is renewable annually, subject to satisfactory progress in coursework and research.


Dr. Xiaodong Yang
Associate Chair of Graduate Education
227 Toomey Hall Rolla, MO 65409

Ready to apply?

Applications will be accepted anytime.

Underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Application Documents

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, and if applicable, graduate)
  • Resume
  • A one-page statement of how a doctoral degree will fit into your future plans


Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Newly admitted to the regular or direct (i.e., straight from BS) doctoral Mechanical Engineering program at Missouri S&T.
  • Applicants must have a strong GPA and GRE scores, and have a strong desire to conduct research.

Application process

Apply to the Missouri S&T Mechanical Engineering doctoral program at In addition to the online application, email Karen Walberg ( with the following:

  • Name
  • Resume or CV (including GPA and GRE scores)
  • One page statement of purpose (including a discussion of how a doctoral degree will fit into your future plans)