Xu Research group
Molecular, Material & Manufacturing Engineering at UMass Amherst
ELEVATE: The NSF-funded ELEVATE program (https://www.energytransitionumass.org/elevate/apply) has funded PhD fellowships for students passionate about the sustainable energy transition. Students should contact ELEVATE faculty (https://www.energytransitionumass.org/elevate/faculty) directly to discuss their interest.
Graduate School Doctoral Fellowships: Several prestigious Graduate School Doctoral Fellowships are available for very highly qualified incoming students. Students should be nominated by their future advisors. Nominations should be sent electronically to the GPD.
Dixon Fellowship: This fellowship supports a domestic graduate student within the Mechanical Engineering Department. Priority will be given to a student from New England, NY, or NJ. The award can be renewable for up to one year. Students should be nominated by their future advisors. Nominations should be sent electronically to the GPD.
Heronemus Fellowship: This fellowship provides a partial support for graduate students who have an interest in renewable energy. The Wind Energy Center decides on the recipient of the award.
Motherway Fellowship: This fellowship provides a partial support for a graduate student in the area of mechanical design. The Advanced Design and Manufacturing group decides on the recipient of the award.
Sisson Fellowship: This is a College-wide fellowship, which supports an incoming PhD student whose research focuses on the area of alternative & renewable energy, climate change, and other environmental topics. Students should be nominated by their future advisors. Nominations should be sent to the College of Engineering.
The Spaulding-Smith Fellowship supports outstanding STEM graduate students from historically underrepresented groups. This fellowship includes financial support during the first and final year of graduate school, as well as mentoring, professional development, and community-building programs. The nominations should be sent to the GPD by the future advisor of the incoming PhD students.
Teaching Assistantships (TAs): Several (approximately 14) TA positions are available for the current and incoming students. The preference will be given to PhD students. Thesis-MSc students will be considered as well. Course-only MSc students will not be considered. Students should be nominated by their current (or future – for the incoming students) advisors. Nominations should be sent electronically to the GPD.
Research Assistantships (RAs): RA positions are always available in the Department. Only some of the available RA positions are listed below. The students are encouraged to contact their advisors to receive information on the availability of other RA positions.