Starr Research and Fieldhouse Research Fellowships Available

IIT graduate students are invited to apply for the Starr Research Fellowship and the Fieldhouse Research Fellowship. Each fellowship provides up to $15,000 for one year and can be used for tuition support and stipend. The fellowships are NOT renewable but may be supplemented by funding from other sources.

The fellowships are made possible through a generous donation from the Starr Foundation and IIT’s capital campaign match to honor Irv Fieldhouse, who, until his death in 2005, had been an active member of the IIT-IITRI community for more than 40 years. To enhance Fieldhouse’s commitment to develop joint research projects, both fellowships target research that leads to cooperation between IIT and IIT Research Institute (IITRI), the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), Fermilab, or Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).

IIT students currently enrolled in a master of science or doctoral program in the following departments are eligible to apply for the fellowships: AM, BCS, BME, CAEE, CHBE, CS, ECE, MMAE, or PHYS. The student must be nominated by an IIT faculty member (see below for faculty member eligibility). Fellows are required to pursue advanced study and research under faculty guidance, support faculty and their external advisors in specific research projects, and make their own contributions to academe through writing and research. A single application is considered for both the Starr Research Fellowship and the Fieldhouse Research Fellowship.

Tenure-track assistant professors or above, from AM, BCS, BME, CAEE, CHBE, CS, ECE, MMAE, or PHYS, are considered eligible advisors. Please note that the IIT advisor should recommend the contact and initiate the communication with IITRI, IFSH, Fermilab, or ANL.

Application Packet Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Plan of research describing the proposed work, its novelty and importance, and its impact on collaboration between IIT and IITRI, IFSH, Fermilab, or ANL
  • Completed Previous Research Experience form
  • Three letters of recommendation (include the Reference Report form for each reference), which should include one from the IIT research advisor, one from the external research advisor, and one other reference
  • Copies of college transcripts (duplicates of transcripts submitted to IIT and IIT transcripts, as applicable)
  • Resume or CV
  • Downloaded application materials:  Application form (for both Starr Research and Fieldhouse Research fellowships) and Reference Report form can be obtained here

DEADLINE: Friday, November 14, 2014 by 5 p.m.

Application form, references, and Reference Report form should be emailed to Elizabeth Soto at