Funding opportunities and student resources

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (KCP)

The primary purpose of this fellowship program is to assist students who intend to pursue a full-time teaching position in a post-secondary institution in the state of Michigan within one year of receiving their doctoral degree at Wayne State University. The KCP Fellowship provides an annual stipend from one to three years, up to a maximum of $35,000 over a three-year period. The Graduate School sponsors an annual competition for these fellowships.

Applications available: September
Application deadline: April

 

Dean's Diversity Fellowship

The Dean's Diversity Fellowship is designed to attract new doctoral students to Wayne State University — it cannot be awarded to continuing students. The fellowship covers one academic year during which fellows have no service requirements. The fellowship includes a living allowance of $20,000; tuition up to 10 graduate credits per term; and subsidized medical, dental and vision care insurance for 12 months. In addition, the fellow will receive a $5,000 summer scholarship following successful completion of the award year. Graduate programs must accept responsibility for supporting the student at the graduate assistant minimum compensation rate in year two of study. The Graduate School will pay the difference between the minimum assistantship rate and the fellowship rate of $20,000. Requires departmental nomination of candidate.

Nomination information and forms available: November
Application deadline: February


Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) Program

The Office of Scientific Training, Workforce Development and Diversity (STWD), in collaboration with the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research, have introduced the Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program, a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by encouraging and supporting promising scholars studying urban disparities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and biomedical science disciplines to launch their academic careers at our institution.

Application deadline: April
 

Research grant opportunities

Undergraduate summer research programs

Funds may be available for summer research programs for underrepresented minority students in the Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) fields. Please refer to the following list for additional information, including program highlights, qualifications, application forms and deadlines.