The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering provides the research funding described below:

Mentored Reserach Grants (MRG)
  • Up to $25,000 over two years
  • Support strong mentored learning environments for undergraduates
  • May 4, 2018 (future dates likely in early December for 2018 and future years)
Ph.D. Fellowships
  • $10k for first year
  • Attract new, high quality Ph.D. students
  • Proposal Deadline (to college): calendar year-end
Weidman Global Leadership Grants
  • The Weidman Center for Global Leadership has funds to help faculty expand research into areas that ‚Äúpromote excellence in the teaching, learning, and practice of leadership and global agility”.
  • Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Up to $15,000 (2 awards anticipated per calendar year)
  • 2 page proposal
Seed Funding Awards
  • Maximum award: $12,500 (about 8 awarded per calendar year)
  • Proposal Deadlines: August 15, July 15, November 15
  • Available to all CET faculty members
  • Requires submission of at least one proposal for external funding
  • Department chair must support the application
  • 2-page proposal to college
Travel Support for Research Initiation
  • Up to $1,500 per trip
  • Support faculty in their external funding goals
  • Send requests to Larry Howell, associate dean, at
  • About 16 awarded per calendar year (subject to the availability of funds)
Undergraduate Student Travel Fellowships
  • Half of travel costs up to a maximum of $500
  • Research related presentations authored or co-authored by students
  • Request to college via email that includes purpose and estimated cost of the trip
  • One trip per year per student, up to two students/year per faculty member
Women Mentorships
  • $1.5K each
  • Help retain freshman women
  • Faculty select from students nominated by college