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Research Fellowships

Drexel University fellowships and scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The level of assistance depends on the quality of a student’s academic record, the availability of funds, the student’s enrollment status (part-time or full-time) and demonstrated financial need. There are a number of funding opportunities available, both within the College of Arts and Sciences and the University, and from external sources.

Dean's Fellowship

In addition to teaching and research assistantships, the College of Arts and Sciences also awards 10 Dean's Fellowships per year to graduate students in the College. These highly competitive awards are granted across the College and come with a $5,000 stipend supplement for each of the first two years of study.

Humanities Fellowship

The Humanities Fellowship program, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), promotes undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. Selected undergraduates receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with CoAS faculty members over the summer term. Eligible students must be enrolled in humanities or social science programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, and must be of at least sophomore standing. Applications are typically due at the beginning of April each year. For more information, please contact Simone Schlichting-Artur, EdD, at To view projects currently available, please visit the project page.

Maryanoff Fellowship

The Maryanoff Summer Fellowship program allows four outstanding students the opportunity to conduct paid research in chemistry for a period of up to 10 weeks in the summer. This program is open to all Drexel freshmen who are enrolled in the following majors: chemistry, biological sciences, environmental science, mathematics, nutrition & food science, physics, psychology and science (undecided). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are typically due at the beginning of May each year. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry at 215.895.2638.

STAR Scholars

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars program, offered by Drexel's Pennoni Honors College, matches first-year students with faculty-mentored research or creative projects. Students selected as STAR Scholars are not required to be honors students; however, STAR Scholars must earn a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA during their freshmen year to remain in good standing in the program. Students are selected for the program in two stages: 1) high-achieving applicants are invited to participate during the admissions process and 2) current students who meet academic eligibility requirements have the opportunity to apply in January of their freshman year.

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External Fellowships

The Drexel Fellowships Office supports students across the University in their applications for competitive national and international fellowships. The office is available for one-on-one appointments and helps students create strong applications through intensive individual advising and support. For more information and upcoming fellowship deadlines, please visit the Drexel's Fellowships Office website or send an email to