The Kummer Innovation and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Fellows Program (Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows) is one of several new initiatives established through a generous gift of $300 million from June and Fred Kummer, longtime benefactors of Missouri S&T. This program is designed to help Missouri S&T realize Mr. and Mrs. Kummer’s desire to encourage innovative-minded students to pursue doctoral degrees to strengthen applied research, technological innovation, and economic development in the region, state and nation.
The Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows Program is limited to no more than 100 active fellows. The program is open to domestic and international students. Each Kummer I&E Fellow will receive a Graduate Research Assistantship position on campus, a fellowship (paid out semesterly), and tuition remission for required coursework for up to four years.
Kummer I&E Fellows will engage in a number of special opportunities, including:
Only potential incoming doctoral students who have not yet started their graduate program at S&T are able to apply for the Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows Program. Potential incoming students must complete their application to a doctoral program, prior to submitting this fellowship application. After submitting the student application, the faculty advisor for the student candidate will complete a nomination form. Students who have been admitted into the doctoral program and have a completed Kummer I&E Fellowship application packet (student application and faculty advisor nomination) will then be reviewed by the Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows Program Selection Committee for final review and awarding of the fellowship. See specific deadlines below.
Please note that the Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellowship application cycle for Spring 2024 has concluded. The next application cycle will be for Fall 2024.
October 31, 2023: Fall 2024 application for Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellowship opens.
January 31, 2024: Deadline to submit completed Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellowship Program application.
February 14, 2024: Deadline for faculty advisors to complete and submit a Faculty Advisor Nomination form AND to submit an admission decision in Slate for the student's Ph.D. application.
Beginning March 1, 2024: Finalists for the fellowship will be scheduled for zoom interviews with the selection committee.
March 18, 2024: Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows selection committee to announce awards.
April 15, 2024: Deadline for awarded Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows to accept their award.
If you have not applied to a Missouri S&T Ph.D. program, you must first apply for the Ph.D. program and submit all required application materials. Once that process is complete you can submit your Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellowship application.
Doctoral students who have already applied to S&T or are newly admitted, please review the fellowship application requirements and complete a Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellowship application.
Are you an academic faculty member at Missouri S&T who would like to nominate an exceptional student for this fellowship program?
Once you have been admitted as a Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellow you will receive a welcome packet with additional program information.
Requirements to stay in the I&E Doctoral Fellows program include:
View additional requirements and program information on the program page.