Funding Opportunities

Below are a number of scholarships/sources of funding ORS Scholars have received in the past. We highly encourage you to apply for any of the below you are qualified for and reach out to us to help you with your application and to assist you in anyway. We at ORS have helped many students apply and get selected for these and other opportunities in the past and are a great resource for our Scholars that no one else has access to!

Let us know of any other opportunities you are applying for or are aware of that we can add here.


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Summer 2018 February 23,2018
Fall 2018 May 11, 2018
Spring 2019 September 28,2018

All applications are open now

Salary Awards offer a $1,500 stipend to undergraduate students who are conducting research with a Georgia Tech faculty member or Georgia Tech Research Institute scientist. Both faculty members and students can initiate research projects, but the award proposal must be written by the student, and the student must apply by the established deadline for the semester in which the funds are requested.

A Georgia Tech faculty mentor or GTRI scientist is required for the proposed research project.

Website and Application


 May 18, 2018

April, 18 2018

CREU is an undergraduate research program that provides research stipends to teams of students working on research projects under the guidance of a mentor at their home institutions. Students are strongly encouraged to present their CREU research at national or regional conferences. The program provides travel funds to support such participation and past CREU participants have found such activities to be extremely valuable.

Students should have completed two years of undergraduate study at the college level by September, in teams of 2-4 students, and research must be conducted onsite by students and their mentors during the program


Women in Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

August 1st, 2018  Open now

Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in higher education and in industry. Our goal is to help equip one female student overcome this gender gap by offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Write a 500 word essay answering the following question: What do you think can be done to improve representation of women in STEM fields?

Females only, Can be an undergraduate or graduate student, No GPA requirement

Website and Application

Microsoft Dissertation Grant Program

March 30th, 2018 Open Now The 2018 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant recipients will receive funding up to 25,000 USD for academic year 2018–19 to help them complete research as part of their doctoral thesis work.
Microsoft will arrange and pay for travel and accommodations to grant recipients to attend a two-day Microsoft Research workshop in Redmond, Washington, in the autumn of 2018.
The workshop will provide grant recipients an opportunity to present their research, meet individually with Microsoft researchers in their research area and receive career coaching from Microsoft researchers.

Microsoft recognizes the value of diversity in computing. The Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant aims to increase the pipeline of diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields by providing a research funding opportunity for doctoral students from groups underrepresented in computing