Funding opportunities

King-Chávez-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: March

Dean's Diversity Master's Scholarship

The Dean's Diversity Master's Scholarship is designed to attract outstanding new master's students to Wayne State University and to support these students through successful degree completion. Prospective students must be nominated by their school/college to be considered for this prestigious award. Successful nominees will have a track record of academic excellence and will enhance the diversity of the program and/or discipline that they are joining.

This one-year tuition scholarship covers up to 20 credit hours of tuition at the Graduate School in-state rate, and can be spread across three terms (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring/Summer 2021). Recipients must enroll in a minimum of six and maximum of 10 credit hours each in the fall and winter semesters. For 2020-2021, the Graduate School will make one award per school or college. Students who have been admitted to start a master's program in Fall 2020 and believe they may be eligible to be nominated should contact their program to express interest. Programs that would like to nominate a student should contact their school or college. 

Application deadline: June

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.