The Summer Graduate Research Fellowship (SGRF) is a competitive, campus-wide award designed to promote graduate student research excellence at Missouri S&T. The fellowships are designed to support theses/dissertations and scholarly works for timely completion of a graduate degree.

A total of four fellowships will be awarded (two for Master’s students and two for Doctoral students), with the intention of awarding the following:

  • 1 Doctoral and 1 Master’s in Area 1: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Explosives Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • 1 Doctoral and 1 Master’s in Area 2: Business Administration, Information Science and Technology, Engineering Management, Geology and Geophysics, Geotechnics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Applied and Environmental Biology, Mathematics, Technical Communication, Industrial-Organizational Psychology


A student must satisfy all of the following criteria to be considered for the Summer Graduate Research Fellowship:

  • Must be a degree-seeking graduate student.
  • Must be registered full-time (9 credit hours) in the spring semester prior to the Summer Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Summer enrollment requirements for awardees will be dictated as per Policy memo II-20
  • For Doctoral Students:
    • Must have taken and passed the qualifying exam but not yet have taken the comprehensive exam.
  • For Master’s Students:
    • Must be a thesis student and have completed at least 18 graduate credit hours by June 1, 2018 and have submitted Form 1 (plan of study) to the Office of Graduate Studies.

All research proposals must align with thesis or dissertation projects. Students can receive the SGRF only once for a given degree program. If students graduate after receiving an SGRF and return to Missouri S&T to complete another degree, they may be eligible for another Summer Graduate Research Fellowship in their new degree. The Summer Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded for $1500.

Successful candidates will be notified by March 20, 2018. The fellowships for Summer 2018 will be paid out as $1,400 by June 1, 2018, and the remaining $100 after completion of a post-SGRF summary report to be submitted between August 1-31, 2018. 

Students on GRA, GTA, or GA FTE appointment, internship or co-op, or external support ARE ELIGIBLE to apply for the SGRF.


The following items should be submitted electronically by February 15, 2018 using the online application weblink:

  1. Application containing student name, program/department, advisor name, student email address, advisor email address, and phone number.
  2. Research Project Proposal:Maximum 4 pages double-spaced, with no less than 1″ margins and 11 pt font. The Research Project Proposal should contain the following sections:
    • Research objectives of intended summer research.
    • Research project description that includes intellectual merit and broader impacts.
    • Goals and deliverables for the project (such as conference presentation or journal publication).
  3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages).


  1. Students are to apply through the online application weblink by February 15, 2018.
  2. Academic departments are notified of the student applications from their programs on February 16, 2018.
  3. Academic departments are required to evaluate their student applications and send ONE nomination to the Office of Graduate Studies ( by March 1, 2018.
  4. Selection committee will review and make selections by March 20, 2018.
    1. Selection of awardees will be based on strength of research project proposal, intellectual merit, broader impact, student academic preparation, and research project intended outcomes.
    2. Funds are paid out to the student account by June 1, 2018.


  • February 15, 2018 at 5pm CST for student applications. No exceptions.
  • March 1, 2018 at 5pm CST for departmental nominations. No exceptions.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Summer Graduate Research Fellowship

What are the enrollment requirements for awardees during the summer session?

Students must meet enrollment requirements per Policy Memo II-20.  For tuition and fee remittance, all other funding shall be applicable first.  In the event the awardee does not have other campus funding sources; this fellowship will remit no more than 3 credit hours of tuition and supplemental fees (this is in addition to the $1,500 award).

Where do I find Policy Memo II-20?

Policy Memo II-20 can be found on the Chancellors website by clicking here

What if I can’t find the answer to my question on this website?

If the above FAQ does not address your question, please send your question to


It is the students responsibility to check with externally supporting agencies if they are eligible for SGRF support.