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Center for Mathematics and Science Education
The University of Mississippi

Graduate Research Fellowship

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) located at the University of Mississippi seeks to improve the quality of mathematics and science education in Mississippi by promoting interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.  To achieve this mission, CMSE works closely with students, current teachers and administrators, and those involved in preparing teachers for the future.

The fellowship offers full-time graduate tuition; a competitive stipend; a travel budget to attend state, regional and/or national conferences; and a professional library.


Students must:

be enrolled full-time in masters or doctorate degree in mathematics education, science education, or elementary education (with an emphasis in math or science). One fellowship opportunity is reserved for a student pursuing a masters degree in mathematics and has an interest in mathematics education at the college level.

Demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning.

be a U.S. Citizen


Enrolled full-time (at least 9 hours) in a masters or doctorate program in mathematics, mathematics education, science education, or elementary education (with an emphasis in math or science).

Work with the CMSE to provide outreach, facilitate professional development, instruct undergraduates, and engage in research aimed at improving the quality of mathematics/science teaching and learning in the state of Mississippi.  


The CMSE accepts applications for Graduate Research Fellowships each year. The number of fellowships awarded is dependent upon available funding. The timeline for fellow recruitment is outlined below.

January 1 – Application Window Opens

March 1 – Application Window Closes

April 15 – Notification to all Applicants

April 30 – Deadline to Accept Fellowship Offer (for those selected to receive fellowship)

If you are interested in applying for a CMSE graduate fellowship, please submit your application by clicking the button below.  If you have further questions, please contact the Assistant Director of Professional Learning, Dr. Julie James, by emailing:

View Current Graduate Research Fellows.

View Alumni Graduate Research Fellows.