Graduate students can pursue the following funding opportunities through the Computer Science Department

GAANN PhD Fellowships in Big Data Computing Research

The WPI Department of Computer Science is seeking candidates for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) PhD Fellowships in data-driven computing research. GAANN Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and support U.S. citizens to pursue doctoral degrees in fields deemed to be areas of national need. GAANN Fellowships provide:

Learn more about GAANN eligibility and application requirements at WPI (

CyberCorps: Scholarship For Service

The Scholarships for Service (SFS) program has provided WPI with funds to support student scholarships in cybersecurity. These scholarships provide tuition, stipend, and fees in exchange for the student taking summer internships and a period of post-graduation employment with the government (federal, state, local, or tribal).

The National Science Foundation funds this program to help grow the nation's pool of qualified cybersecurity workers. Scholars work in a variety of agencies and positions, with options including forensics, network defense, and public policy. Scholars' commitment to service is critical to the integrity of the program, both at WPI and nationally. In return, the SFS program commits to its scholars through job fairs and other professional development opportunities.

Learn more about CyberCorps at WPI (

Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants Teaching assistantships are awarded to graduate students on a competitive basis. All applicants are considered for available funding when they apply. The awards include tuition support for a maximum of 10 credit hours per semester and a monthly stipend. For more information, go to Graduate Admissions (

Research Assistants

Research assistants (RAs) are selected by the faculty to participate in sponsored research projects. Typical duties of RAs include, but are not limited to, conducting laboratory experiments and assisting in the development of theoretical advances related to faculty research projects. Research projects are typically funded by grants and contracts awarded to the university by government agencies, industrial firms or other private organizations. For more information, go to Graduate Admissions (

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