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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.

Scholarships

Jonsson School Dean’s Graduate ScholarshipClose >>

The Dean’s Graduate Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship are awarded every Fall semester to incoming graduate students admitted in that Fall semester or the prior Spring semester. Scholarships are subject to the availability of funds and are awarded on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

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 who joined in Spring 2022 or are admitted for Fall 2022 are eligible to apply.
  • Application deadline for the Dean’s graduate scholarship is Friday, May 13th. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis, and students are encouraged to apply early.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Fellowships

The Jonsson School awards some merit-based fellowships to currently full-time graduate students every Fall semester. 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 the fellowships listed below. Students must complete at least 9 graduate credit hours and no more than 90 doctoral credit hours at UT Dallas to be eligible. The deadline to apply for the academic year 2023-2024 is January 31, 2023. The Graduate Study application is available now to Apply Online.

Louis Beecherl, Jr.,FellowshipOpen >>

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 >>

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 Close >>

$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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 Close >>

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 >>

Fellowship Recipients

$3,000, 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 >>

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 >>

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

Other Jonsson School Fellowships and Scholarships

The following fellowships follow different deadlines and application processes. Please review each fellowship to understand the application criteria and deadlines.

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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