Novel Graduate and Doctoral Program Support
A vibrant research program provides tremendous opportunities for the recruitment and financial support of graduate students. Outstanding graduate students directly and indirectly contribute to the financial support of research. Many of these students receive prestigious fellowships from federal and state agencies as well as foundations.
In addition, Purdue Engineering’s Research and Entrepreneurship Office partnered with Cummins, Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, and the U.S. Army to establish special support systems for graduate students. The Chorafas Foundation — an international awards program recognizing the best doctoral students at 23 partner universities — is helping us identify the 10 best dissertation proposals and provide a signifi cant award for the top proposal. In the spirit of encouraging all of our graduate students, the college provides awards for the remaining nine nominees. In upcoming years, our research enterprise will support the graduate program in many more imaginative ways.