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