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Graduate Funding Opportunities

The Jonsson School has multiple avenues for protentional graduate funding. We provide opportunities through assistantships (teaching and research assistants) and fellowships/scholarships. These opportunities offer students the necessary funding to pursue their graduate education at The Jonsson School’s nationally ranked graduate programs. For more information on the cost of a Jonsson School education, please use the Tuition Calculator.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships (TA’s) and Research Assistantships (RA’s) are different types of graduate assistantships offered to students as a means to receive the financial support necessary to commit to their academic programs. TA and RA appointments are meant to provide students with invaluable experiences in teaching, research and other scholarly activities and allow students to engage in an optimal full-time graduate school experience.

Teaching Assistants (TA)

Graduate Student TA’s are employed a maximum of 20 hours per week to help meet the instructional needs of the university. In addition,the Graduate TA, under the direction of an assigned faculty member, will aid in the teaching of one or more courses. TA’s are supported from departmental funds, appointments, and reappointments are subject to several factors and are on a semester-by-semester basis. Each department provides students with necessary steps to obtain a teaching assistantship.

Research Assistants (RA)

Graduate Student RA’s are employed a maximum of 20 hours per week. They are focused on assisting the research efforts of their faculty mentor in a way that relates to the student’s educational objectives. Research Assistants are typically supported from individual research awards or from externally funded contracts and grants. The Principal Investigator of the award will direct and supervise the RA’s research activities. Appointments and reappointments are subject to several factors and are on a semester-by- semester basis.

Students interested in obtaining a Teaching or Research Assistantship should contact the department. For more information see TA/RA responsibilities and policies, and the graduate catalog.

Fellowships

The Jonsson School offers some merit-based fellowships to graduate students throughout the year. Each fellowship may have specific requirements based on the purpose of the fellowship; however, the Jonsson School Graduate Fellowship Committee will consider applicants for all available fellowships.

Please read the criteria and requirements for fellowships listed below carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications.Students will complete one online graduate application for all of the fellowships below. However, the Jonsson School Dean’s Graduate Scholarship and the Texas Instruments Analog Excellence Graduate Fellowship, require a separate application.

Jonsson School Scholarships & Fellowships

Jonsson School Dean’s Scholarship Open >>

These $1,000 competitive, merit-based scholarships are awarded to incoming graduate students. Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds and are renewable at the discretion of the academic department in which the recipients are studying.

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Please read the criteria and requirements very carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications. Also, DO NOT SUBMIT multiple applications, you only need to submit one online application.

Criteria

  • All MS students and PhD students entering the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in Spring 2022 are eligible to apply.
  • The application deadline for Spring 2022 scholarships is November 30, 2021. Spring 2022 scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis, and students are encouraged to apply early.

Texas Instruments Analog Excellence Graduate Fellowship Open >>

TxACE offers the TI Analog Excellence Graduate Fellowship to a full-time graduate student who is interested in pursuing PhD research in analog circuit design and engineering at UT Dallas. The awardee will receive a fellowship of $25,000/year in addition to a research assistantship (RA) appointment sponsored by a UTD faculty member that carries additional stipends and a tuition/fee waiver for a full-time graduate load. The total award amount is approximately $70,000/year. Duration of the award is four years provided good standing at UT Dallas. This fellowship will provide an outstanding research and educational opportunity for students with potential for achievements at the highest level and is available to students who have applied for admission to a PhD degree program for the Fall semester in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas.

The review of applications will start from January and continue till April. Application will be emailed to Donna Kuchinski and cc to Bilal Akin by a TxACE affiliated faculty member. Please mention “Application for TxACE Promising Researcher Awards” in the e-mail subject line. The application package must contain:

    • Most recent resume; it must include: (a) applicant’s degrees, GPA & universities attended, (b) GRE scores, and (c) list of research publications (if any), etc.
    • Academic transcripts.
    • Letter of recommendation from a TxACE affiliated faculty member.
    • Statement of purpose
    • Evidence of Citizenship Status.

Criteria

      • Applicants must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering in the Jonsson School.
      • Applicant’s graduate research must focus on analog circuit design and engineering.
      • Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 overall GPA.
      • Applicants must be U.S. Citizen or permanent residents.
      • Among equally qualified applicants, preference may be given to an applicant(s) with:
        • a higher GPA in courses related to the applicant’s major,
        • acknowledgement on published papers and/or
        • previous participation in an internship focused on analog technology.
      • At the committee’s discretion, fellowship recipients may compete for a second year of funding, provided they are in good standing with UT Dallas. Recipients seeking a second year of funding must reapply through the Jonsson School.
      • At the committee’s discretion, fellowships may be used for tuition, fees, stipends, or other educational expenses related to the recipient’s education.
      • Recipients must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for fellowship purposes.

Louis Beecherl, Jr.,FellowshipOpen >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$3,000, multiple awards may be given.
This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Excellence in Education Fellowships Open >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$15,000, multiple awards may be given.
This fellowship was established for promoting doctoral education in the Jonsson school at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for doctoral students in the Jonsson School with competitive academic record and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students may apply for renewal of this fellowship for up to 3 years with a competitive GPA and good progress towards the doctoral degree.

Criteria

  • Full-time doctoral student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Lars Magnus Ericsson Graduate Fellowships Open >>

$2,000, multiple awards will be given. Merit-based fellowship for full-time graduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering in the Jonsson School. This fellowship is open to all qualified graduate students irrespective of citizenship or permanent residency status.

Criteria

  • Full-time students seeking a graduate degree in computer science or computer engineering or software engineering in the Jonsson School
  • Must have a proven record of academic excellence as evidenced in the application by GPA, research, and completed courses
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Jan P. Van der Ziel Engineering Fellowship Open >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$5,000
This endowment was created to memorialize Professor Jan P. van der Ziel. will be awarded to doctoral student(s) in Engineering programs. Students may apply for renewal of this fellowship for upto 3 years with a competitive GPA and good progress towards the doctoral degree.

Criteria

  • Full-time doctoral student in the Jonsson School
  • Must maintain 3.6 minimum GPA and make good progress towards the doctoral degree to renew
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Jonsson Family Fellowships in Bioengineering Open >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$10,000, multiple awards may be made.
Merit-based fellowship for graduate student in biomedical engineering in the Jonsson School.

Criteria

  • Graduate student in Biomedical Engineering with strong academic record
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Jonsson School IAC Graduate Fellowship Open >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$2,000, multiple awards may be given.
This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

N.E.D Engineering University Alumni Fellowship Closed as of June 26, 2020 >>

$4,000, award may be given.
This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

The N.E.D Engineering University Alumni Fellowship application for 2019 is Closed.

Please read the criteria and requirements very carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications. Also, DO NOT SUBMIT multiple applications, you only need to submit one online application.

Criteria

  • Applicants may be incoming or current UT Dallas students.
  • Applicants may be full-time or part-time students.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in engineering or computer science in the Jonsson School.
  • Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens U.S. permanent residents or international students
  • Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to students who 1.)received an undergraduate degree in Pakistan; 2.) completed two or more Urdu language classes during their secondary education or 3.) who are active in the Pakistani Students Association.The Pakistani Students Association is a registered student organization at UT Dallas. By university policy, all registered student organizations are prohibited from unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation and veteran status. Fellowship recipients may compete for a second year of funding, provided they are in good academic standing with UT Dallas. Recipients seeking a second year of funding must reapply through the fellowship committee.
  • Recipients must sign a release form, in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), allowing UT Dallas to use application material for fellowship purposes.

Ok Kyun Kim and Youngmoo Cho Kim EE Fellowship Open >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$3,000, multiple awards may be made.
OK Kyun Kim and Youngmoo Cho Kim Graduate Fellowship in Electrical Engineering is established for promoting graduate research and education in the Electrical Engineering department of Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based for full-time doctoral students in Electral Engineering

Criteria

  • Full-time doctoral student in the Electral Engineering department
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Stella Kim Memorial MSEN FellowshipOpen >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$2,000, multiple awards may be made.
Stella Kim Memorial fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering is established for promoting graduate research and education in the Materials Science and Engineering department of Jonsson School at UT Dallas. Merit-based for full-time doctoral students in Materials Science and Engineering

Criteria

  • Full-time doctoral students in Materials Science and Engineering department
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Mary and Richard Templeton FellowshipOpen >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$2,000, multiple awards may be given.
This fellowship was established for promoting graduate research and education in the Jonsson school at UT Dallas. Merit-based fellowship for graduate students with a competitive academic record.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in the Jonsson School
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas

Phil Ritter Scholarship Open >>

2021-2022 Fellowship Recipients

$1,000, multiple awards may be given.
This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Phil Ritter for his leadership in advancing The Jonsson School and UT Dallas in the drive to achieve Tier One research status. Merit-based scholarship for graduate students in ECS with 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA, who also demonstrate interest in research areas with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact.

Criteria

  • Full-time graduate student in ECS
  • 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Must have completed 9 semester credit hours of graduate course work at UT Dallas
  • Demonstrated interest in research areas with high potential for business, health, and/or social impact

University Fellowships

The Eugene McDermott Graduate Fellows Program is designed to prepare outstanding doctoral students for careers in leading research enterprises. The University’s schools, departments, and programs recruit distinguished doctoral students from across the nation and around the world.

External Fellowships


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