DToD Fellowship Funding

A select number of DToD Fellows meeting NSF eligibility requirements may be awarded a year of funding, consisting of tuition, fees, and $34,000 stipend. DevEng Designated Emphasis enrollment is required for DToD PhD Fellows seeking this tuition+fees and stipend funding, as this demonstrates the strongest commitment to devoting the student’s graduate work to digital transformations in under-resourced regions. Funded fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents, per NSF requirements. Note that although Master’s and non-resident PhD students are not eligible for the tuition and stipend funding, they can still become DToD Fellows and benefit from DToD programming and apply for travel funds for relevant field work or research internships. Select fellows who apply by the deadline are eligible to get a year of funding, including tuition, fees, and $34,000 stipend. The application for funding can be found in the application form for the DToD fellowship.

Current DToD Fellows who did not previously receive DToD fellowship funding and who meet NSF funding eligibility requirements (i.e. US Citizens or Permanent Residents) may also apply for funding consideration by completing a new updated application form by the current application deadline. Current DToD fellows do not need to include a new letter of recommendation, but as part of the application you will need to provide an updated statement of research interests as well complete the section describing progress you have made in focusing your research on digital transformation for development as well as detailing your participation in the DToD program thus far. Progress made may include any educational or employment background in issues related to digital transformations of development, development engineering, or development economics.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DGE-2125913. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.