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TechnipFMC Educational Fund Fellowship

Deadline: Anticipated 2/2024 ( Previous deadline 2/28/2023 )

The University of Illinois' TechnipFMC Fellowships support masters- and doctoral-level students who are conducting research in areas related to the work of TechnipFMC Technologies, Inc.  Targeted areas are Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Systems/Analytics, Electrical Engineering, Robotics/Mechatronics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and related areas of study.  Preference will be given to students who have research interests in the areas of upstream oil and gas.

TechnipFMC (formally known as "FMC") is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry and has approximately 14,900 employees and operates 27 production facilities in 16 countries. TechnipFMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. For more information about TechnipFMC Technologies, click here.

The spirit of the TechnipFMC Fellowship is to support the education of students at the University of Illinois who would be viable candidates for employment at TechnipFMC Technologies, Inc.

The TechnipFMC Educational Fund was established in 1963 by a donation to the University of Illinois Foundation of 15,000 shares of stock in the Link-Belt Company (later acquired by the FMC Corporation) by Bert A. Gayman, an Illinois alumnus.

Award Amount

Fellowships offer one year of support.  Fellows in doctoral programs will receive a stipend of $25,000, and fellows in master's programs will receive $15,000.  Fellows receive full waivers of tuition, service fee, health service fee, AFMFA fee, and library fee/ IT.  Basic dental and vision insurance along with partial payment of the graduate student health insurance fee are also included.  Note, however, that students in approved cost-recovery or self-supporting programs are not eligible to receive tuition or fee waivers. This means that students in these programs may apply but, if selected, will receive only the stipend portion of the award.

Nomination Procedure

Students must be nominated by their department, and each department may submit up to six nominations. Applicants and letter writers should each submit their respective materials to the department's contact person (check with the Director of Graduate Studies for appropriate contact person).  The department must then scan materials into a single pdf file, and the file should be named as follows: LastName, FirstName - DeptAbbreviation - FMC2023 (for example: Smith, John - MatSE - FMC2023).   The pdf should then be uploaded through this online Box folder.  The pdf should contain the following documents, arranged in the following order:

  1. Nomination Form
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Purpose (maximum three pages, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, 12 point font, and in Times New Roman).  The Statement of Purpose should describe the student's research, including research question (and/or hypothesis or engineering goal), significance, methodology, and preliminary research (if applicable), along with language explaining the relationship of the student's research to the interests of TechnipFMC.  The statement must be accessible to readers outside of the applicant's particular area of research.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals.
  5. Transcripts of all current and past degree programs (unofficial will suffice).

The selection of fellowship awardees is made by a "Committee of Three" established by the TechnipFMC Educational Fund. The committee is comprised of a representative of TechnipFMC Technologies, Inc., a representative of the University of Illinois Foundation, and a designee of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Illinois. Decisions are typically finalized by late April.


Ashley Gorman
Associate Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations


Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; International Students; Master's; Early Years of Doctoral Program; Dissertation Research; Dissertation Write-Up; Fellowship/Grant; University of Illinois Students

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