GAANN PhD Fellowships in Advanced Infrastructure Systems-Carnegie Mellon University

CMU CEE PhD GAANN Fellowships Available for Advanced Infrastructure Systems for Transportation and Water

We are recruiting applicants for a new interdisciplinary PhD Fellowship program in Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education through the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program. Our AIS graduate program brings advancements in technology in computing, sensing, data analytics, and automation technology into the design, construction, operation, and management of infrastructure.

Our GAANN PhD Fellowship program will train a cohort of U.S. PhD students to be leaders in developing, deploying and integrating advanced technologies with the goal of modernizing U.S. transportation and water infrastructure in innovative ways. We define transportation and water infrastructure broadly, which includes but is not limited to the following infrastructure systems: roadways, bridges, tunnels, buildings, pipelines, drinking water systems, wastewater and stormwater systems, as well as traffic and water quality management.

We seek applicants with a range of engineering and science backgrounds, at either the BS or MS level, to be part of the next generation of technology leaders in civil and environmental engineering.

Fellows will receive a full research assistantship including tuition and an annual stipend of up to $34,000. In addition, our GAANN fellowship program will provide professional development opportunities including engagement with companies and researchers in smart-cities technology from across the U.S., and supervised teaching training and experience.

More information about our GAANN PhD Fellowship program, including application guidance, is available online.

The application deadline for Fall 2019 admission is January 5, 2019.

Please forward this announcement to any potentially interested, eligible students. As per Department of Education requirements, only U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents are eligible for GAANN fellowships.

Thank you for your assistance.


Dave Dzombak
Hammerschlag University Professor
Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Scholarships! Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Puget Sound Chapter

The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Puget Sound Chapter is now accepting application for the 2018-2019 scholarships. WTS has a rich tradition of offering scholarships each year to women who are pursuing their education in transportation or related fields (engineering, logistics, environmental studies, management).

Attached are the applications, checklist, and cover sheet for the 2018/2019 scholarships. If you could distribute these applications to students that may be interested and fit the criteria, I would very much appreciate it.

Applications are due by 5:00PM PST November 28th, 2018.

  • The cover sheet is required, in addition to the items on the checklist.
  • International students are eligible to apply, unless otherwise noted on the application.
  • Part-time students are eligible to apply, unless otherwise noted on the application.
  • If applying electronically, official transcripts should be attached as a PDF with the application.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Hoang Nguyen

WTS ScholarshiApplication Helene Overly Memorial Scholarship 2019 Application Sen Scott White Memorial Scholarship 2019 Application Sharon Banks Scholarship 2019 Application Shawna Mulhall Memorial Scholarship 2019 Scholarship Application Coversheet 2019 Writable PDF WTS_Scholarship_checklist2018-2019p Committee Co-Chair

SOM Foundation – 2019 Structural Engineering Research Fellowship

The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Foundation is pleased to call for nominations for the 2019 Structural Engineering Research Fellowship. This $20,000 independent fellowship enables a student to conduct research and travel to select cities to study how structures can positively respond to humanizing density in our cities. It is the hope of the Foundation that the Fellow will in turn influence the practice and teaching of structural engineering in the future.

Candidate must be graduating with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or Ph.D. in civil or architectural engineering with a specialization in structural engineering of buildings and bridges from a U.S. school between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 and must intend to enter the professional practice of structural engineering. Candidate must be nominated by his/her dean or department chair. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Mary Gates Endowment Scholarships – application workshops & info sessions

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students, including all class years, all majors, and all residency statuses (US citizens, permanent residents, international students, and undocumented students are all eligible).

Deadlines are coming up soon, so plan to begin the application process and attend an information session.