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GEM Fellowship


Adan and Jason at GEM Conference
Adan and Jason at GEM Conference.

What is GEM?

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

What is the GEM Fellowship?

GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure to a number of opportunities in academia. Read more.

GEM Fellows can receive funding for their graduate education, and connection to leading organizations for work and study.

GEM at Rice

Funding: All GEM Employer Fellows, GEM Associate Fellows, and GEM University fellows are considered by Rice for a tuition waiver. If you are considering graduate study for your master's or Ph.D., we strongly encourage you to apply for this fellowship program.

Community: In 2023, The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies started a GEM at Rice Community, led by GEM Employer Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate Daziyah Sullivan. The purpose of our group is two-fold - to connect with like-minded students in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Engineering, and to support future GEM scholars in their applications.

GEM Representatives: Your Rice GEM Representatives are Seiichi Matsuda and Jennifer Hunter. To connect on any and all things GEM at Rice, we invite you to email