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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.

The College of Arts and Sciences Fellowship

The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), Fellowship program promotes undergraduate research in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Selected undergraduates receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with CoAS faculty members. Eligible students must be enrolled in a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, and must be at least in their second year.

For more information, please email Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD, at or Scott Warnock, PhD, at To view projects currently available, please visit College of Arts and Sciences Fellowships.

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 the Office of Undergraduate Research in Drexel’s Pennoni Honors College, is an opportunity for first-year students to engage in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their first year. Students from all colleges and majors are eligible to participate and are not required to be a member of the Honors Program. Students are selected for the program in two stages: 1) High-achieving applicants are invited to apply during the University admissions process and 2) Current students have the opportunity to apply in the winter term of their first 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