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:
The deadline for applying is February 19. All students who have applied for the Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows program will be reviewed for admission (if not already admitted). At the time of review, faculty will nominate students who have applied to become a fellow. The nominations will be submitted to the Kummer I&E Doctoral Fellows Program Selection Committee for final review and selection to the program. Students should expect to receive a decision on their acceptance to the program by mid March. Nominees may be invited to a virtual interview with the selection committee and will be notified of their interview date/time by early March.
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:
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