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 scholars each year. The program is open to domestic and international students. Each I&E fellow will receive a 12-month stipend and tuition remission for required course work for up to four years.
Kummer I&E Fellows will engage in a number of special opportunities, including:
The Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows Program is open to:
There are several steps involved in the application process. Please note that all I&E doctoral fellow applicants must be nominated by an S&T faculty who is willing to serve as their advisor during their doctoral studies. A student is expected to have the nominator identified by the application deadline.
January 1 - Submit your completed doctoral application and required documents. Contact S&T faculty based on research interests and discuss their interest in advising you. Students are encouraged to start this process months before the January 1st deadline
January 31 - Nomination letter from faculty due to the Kummer I&E doctoral fellows selection committee. Students are expected to have this nominator by the application deadline. The faculty will have untill this deadline to submit the support letter.
March 1 - Kummer I&E Doctoral selection committee to announce awards.
March 1 - April 1 - I&E Doctoral fellow awardees will be invited to campus for an in-person visit (for students living in the United States) with their academic departments. Travel costs will be covered. International students will be able to schedule a virtual visit. Dates available for the visit will be published by March 1st.
Apr 15 - Deadline for Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows to accept their award.
If you have applied already to the doctoral program or are a newly admitted incoming doctoral student, please review the application requirements and complete the application below.
Complete a Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellowship application.
If you have not applied to the Missouri S&T doctoral program, you must first apply for the doctoral program and submit all required documents. Once that process is complete you can submit your Kummer I&E doctoral fellow application.
Start your doctoral application.
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:
Are you an academic faculty/leader who would like to recommend an exceptional student for this fellowship program?