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Northrop Grumman Fellowship

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  • 2013-14 Fellows: Ben Niewenhuis and Fan Tong

The Northrop Grumman Fellowship was established through an endowment gift given to ICES (then the Engineering Design Research Center) in 1988 by Litton Industries, now part of the Northrop Grumman Corporation. The Northrop Grumman Fellowship provides merit-based awards to doctoral students in the College of Engineering (CIT) who are conducting multidisciplinary research that is associated with strategic directions within ICES. The award must be used to cover tuition; this year, there are sufficient funds to award two fellowships in the amount of $6,000 each.

Any College of Engineering doctoral student who is currently working on ICES-related research* is eligible. Doctoral students are NOT eligible if they have received a Dean’s Fellowship or a Dowd Fellowship for the same year of the award, or if they will have their tuition for 2014-15 covered completely by other fellowship funding.

Nomination Procedure
Faculty interested in nominating a student should submit nominations to Alicia Angemeer at by June 6, 2014. Burak Ozdoganlar, ICES associate director, will review the nominations and select the awarded students.

Nominations must include:

  1. A 1 page description of the student's research and its potential impact (No smaller than 11 pt font, 1" margins)
  2. Complete curriculum vitae of the student, including doctoral program, entry year, and current grade-point average at Carnegie Mellon
  3. A short supporting letter from the faculty member describing why s/he is an outstanding candidate

Selection Criteria:

  1. Evidence of outstanding research, determined by creativity, impact and productivity
  2. 2. Research relevance to ICES initiatives, centers, and clusters. Refer to
  3. Academic excellence, as described in the CV and supporting letter

Fellowship selections will be announced in August with funds applied to tuition in the fall semester 2014. If you have inquires regarding this call for proposals, please contact Burak Ozdoganlar ( or Alicia Angemeer ( or 412-268-5227).

* research directly associated with research centers and clusters supported within ICES (see for the list and description of ICES research centers and clusters).