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Funding Opportunities

All full-time students who have submitted complete applications by the application deadline are automatically considered for graduate assistantship (GA) funding. A GA will cover tuition costs and provide a competitive annual stipend. Funding for GA positions is available through the BME doctoral program, or from grant-funded projects. If accepted into the program, the Graduate Admissions Committee will provide applicants with information regarding any potential funding opportunities. Please be aware that offers of financial support are competitive.

Applicants are encouraged to contact BME faculty members who are doing work in areas that align with their own research interests and educational background about potential GA funding. Job announcements for specific grant-funded projects may also be posted below.

  • The Smart Materials and Systems Laboratory ( has an opening for a Ph.D. student researcher for Spring or Fall 2023. The research focuses on additive manufacturing of smart materials, such as shape memory polymers, magnetostrictive materials, or piezoelectric materials. In collaboration with three NASA centers, the student will have the opportunity to use the state-of-the-art in-spacing manufacturing techniques to prototype next-generation sensors (including biosensors) that could support future deep-space exploration missions. Applicants with experience in 3D printing, nanotechnology, electrical circuit design, microstructural characterization (e.g., SEM, TEM, EBSD, XRD), microcontroller coding, or thermomechanical testing will receive primary consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV to¬†