Most awards require submitting an estimated travel budget. Your detailed estimated budget should include:
You should try to find a roommate. You need not stay in the conference hotel if you can find cheaper hotels that are within reasonable walking distance.
If you are presenting a paper (or poster?) at the conference, you can apply to these sources:
There is a UD University Competitive Fellowship open to all graduate students, two students may be nominated by each department every year. Interested students should contact their advisor. For a complete list of UD fellowship programs and their descriptions, please see the graduate catalog.
Recipients of the University Competitive Fellowship:
Recipients of the University Dissertation Fellowship:
The following are a list of external funding opportunities for fellowships and internships. Please edit this page if you know of any other opportunities or previous UD graduate CIS recipients.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
Competitive three year fellowship awarded to 1000 applicants annually in all branches of science. In 2005, 20-25 of the 1000 were awarded to computer scientists. Applicants must be US citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the US. Applicants must not have completed more than a full year of graduate studies.
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
Offers two programs:
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (National GEM Consortium)
Provides stipend and fellowship for one academic year at the master’s and Ph.D. levels as well as paid summer internships. There are three different fellowships: MS Engineering, Ph.D. Engineering, and Ph.D. Science. For the PhD Fellowships, a participating GEM University provides RA or TA funding for years 2-5 of the program.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (ASEE NDSEG)
Three year fellowships awarded to US citizens or nationals in a number of different scientific disciplines. Applicants must not have completed more than a full year of graduate studies.
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens pursuing a PhD and in their first or second year of graduate studies in the physical, engineering, computer, mathematical, or life sciences. Fellowship is four year renewable.
The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant) Delaware's Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
Applicant must indicate how thesis relates to NASA mission. Recipients must be U.S. Citizens. Renewable award contingent upon acceptance into an aerospace-related graduate program.
Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Provides up to three years of support for women, minorities, or people with disabilities. Eligible fields of study include mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. Includes a six week internship at a NASA center.
AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP)
Three year fellowship available to minority and women students who are U. S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who are pursuing PhD studies in computer and communications-related fields. Includes a summer internship with AT&T Labs the first summer of the fellowship. A list of all of AT&T’s academic opportunities can be found here.
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship is an annual, worldwide competitive program. One year award may be renewed for up to three years. Students must be nominated by a faculty member.
Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowship Program
Applications for two year awards accepted through university contacts only and are not transferable to another academic institutions. Preference will be given to students completing their second or third year in a Ph.D. program. Maximum of three applicants per department, per university.
nVIDIA Fellowship Program
Students must have already completed their first year of Ph.D. level studies and be a member of an active research team.
COS Funding Opportunities
Large database of funding opportunities.
Anita Borg Scholarship
For women entering their senior year of undergraduate or enrolled in graduate school for the upcoming academic year.
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
must be of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. See web page for more about eligibility requirements.
Finding a summer internship, Joann Ordille (Avaya), Wei Le (University of Virginia)
IBM Extreme Blue
Competitive internship program to work on collaborative and interdisciplinary projects at one of 12 world-wide labs. “Extreme Blue is the brightest minds, working on the hardest problems that will change the future of information technology,” Jeff Smith, VP Tivoli.