We would like to help you identify funding for your graduate studies!
Financial support for graduate students includes opportunities for Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and Fellowships:
- Research Assistantships
RA positions are typically awarded by an individual professor to support funded research projects. If you are interested in an RA position, you should review faculty research areas at https://www.engr.uky.edu/research-faculty/departments/electrical-computer-engineering/research-0 and then contact our professors directly to inquire about opportunities.
- Teaching Assistantships
TAs support faculty in carrying out our teaching mission. TA positions are evaluated and awarded by the department, and new applicants are considered automatically so no application is needed. Current students interested in a TA position should email the Director of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowships are competitive awards made directly to top students. All new applicants are considered automatically so no application is typically needed. A list of UK and College of Engineering fellowships can be found at University Fellowships and https://www.engr.uky.edu/students/graduate/financial-support/fellowship-opportunities, and a list of EE graduate fellowship is given below.
EE Graduate Fellowships
GAANN Fellowship Program
The GAANN Fellowship is a three-year program, sponsored by the Department of Education Graduate Assistants in Areas of Need program, that provides research and teaching training and mentored teaching experience. GAANN Fellows are guaranteed funding for the duration of their PhD, up to a maximum of five years.
Full fellowships including full-time tuition, a need-based stipend of up to $34,000, plus some additional support for educational costs, research materials, and research travel. Applicants must be US Citizens and permanent residents pursuing doctoral research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UK. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including women and first-generation students, are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about the GAANN Fellowships and the application process by clicking here: GAANN Fellowship Information
Elise White Boyd Graduate Fellowship
The Elise White Boyd Graduate Fellowship is an endowed graduate fellowship for full-time MS or PhD students in Electrical Engineering, with a preference for female candidates.
Dr. Robert D. Hayes Graduate Fellowship
The Dr. Robert Hayes Graduate Fellowship is an endowed graduate fellowship for full-time MS or PhD students in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Candidates should be members of the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, with a preference given to UK graduates.
Robley Evans Graduate Fellowship
The Robley Evans Graduate Fellowship is an endowed graduate fellowship for full-time MS or PhD students in Electrical Engineering.
Gill Engineering Excellence Fellowship
The Gill Engineering Excellence Fellowship is an endowed graduate fellowship for full-time students in Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science. Candidates should be conducting research at the interface of science and engineering, with priority given to individuals whose research creates or utilizes technology to gain a better understanding of the origin and cure of disease.