Graduate Studies

PhD Students

Gary Thomas Fellowships

  • The Provost Gary Thomas Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Eligibility: full-time PhD students
  • Stipend of $24,000 per year and tuition and fee support
  • Nominations are made chairs and deans with concurrence by the Associate Provost of Graduate Studies

Presidential Fellowships

  • Two to four Presidential Fellowships annually
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Support: Doctoral study and research for 12 months per year and include stipend support, tuition and fees, reimbursement of costs for necessary books and supplies, travel to conferences, and on-campus housing 
  • Students nominated by faculty or the dean typically GPAs at or near 4.0 with excellent GRE scores and a strong research commitment 

Cullimore Doctoral Fellowship

  • Goal: assist deserving members of the teaching staff of Newark College of Engineering in their professional development by financing in part or in whole the expenses of their doctoral studies
  • Award selection is made by the Associate Provost of Graduate Studies based on suggestions from faculty and staff
  • Typically in excess of $5,000 for the year

Ford Foundation Grants

Class of 1958 Fellowship

  • Qualification for recipients: excellent research and communication skills, strong academic achievement at the undergraduate level and leadership potential as evidenced by extracurricular and/or community activities  
  • Application: before March 1st to the Associate Provost of Graduate Studies
  • Award typically over $3,000 per year

Kupfrian Fellowship

  • Qualifications: Must be a graduate student seeking a masters or doctoral degree in computer and information related disciplines. Must demonstrate academic excellence and promise for a career devoted to the advancement of computer science or engineering and information related disciplines
  • Award selection is made by the Associate Provost of Graduate Studies based on suggestions from faculty and staff
  • Award amount will depend on endowment annual interest

Udall Fellowship

  • Qualifications: Doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or U.S. environmental conflict resolution, and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation
  • Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1 through June 30 next year
  • For additional information about the Udall Fellowship, including eligibility, program conditions, and biographies of recent fellows, go to