Your CIS Department Contact:

Mike Felker
Graduate Program Coordinator for Ph.D., MSE in CIS, and MCIT programs
Office: 158 Levine
Phone: 215-898-9672


Graduate Student Fellowships & Aid

J.P. Eckert Fellowship for Masters Students in the CGGT, CIS, DATS, EMBS, MCIT, and Robotics Programs

The J.P. Eckert fellowship honors J. Presper Eckert, co-inventor of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC, at the University of Pennsylvania.

This Fellowship will provide six outstanding master's students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents $10,000 towards tuition. Strong preference will be given to under-represented minorities (African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos) and female students.

All incoming and existing masters students in CIS-affiliated masters programs (CGGT, CIS, DATS, EMBS, MCIT, and Robotics) with at least two semesters remaining in the program are eligible to apply for the J.P. Eckert Fellowship. Applications will be due in mid-August each year. Selected winners will be announced in early September. All applications have to submit their resume, current transcript as well as a one-page statement of purpose on diversity and outreach in STEM fields. Incoming masters students can apply using the undergraduate transcripts they used for admissions.

The six selected masters students will be designated as “Eckert Fellows”. They will work with the Director of CIS Diversity on recruitment and outreach activities. Selected students will be awarded $3000 towards tuition for the first semester of service, and $7000 towards tuition for the second semester of service.