Nearly all current students in the MEES graduate program receive financial support in the form of a living stipend, benefits, and tuition remission.  A limited number of students are supported by their employer or by other funds.  Funding for MEES students typically comes from three sources: 

Research Assistantships:  The majority of MEES students are supported by research funds made available through their advisors.  Advisors take primary responsibility for identifying these sources of funding.  Please talk to our world-class faculty about opportunities in their labs. 

 Fellowships:   We encourage students to apply for external fellowships, such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, or the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.   

In addition, there are a limited number of institutional fellowships available on a competitive basis for incoming students.  Eligibility depends on the MEES partner campus you to which you are applying:

         UMBC: UMBC Graduate Support

         UMCES: UMCES Presidential Fellowship

Graduate Education Fellowships also are available at individual UMCES labs (see individual lab web pages)

         UMCP: Flagship Fellowships for PhD students

                       University, Dean’s and Merit Fellowships

         UMES: UMES Graduate School

For more information on these award programs, please visit the respective Graduate School website for the institution to which you have applied. 

Teaching Assistantships: A limited number of TAs are available at UMCP, or as part of an overall funding package at other campuses. 

 Students occasionally find part-time employment and graduate research assistantships in offices and laboratories in the Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis area and other parts of the state. The MEES Office is often in a position to assist students in locating part-time employment.