skip to main content
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.  

Application Process

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

Submit application using the link below.

Upload cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).

CMSE Administration reviews application and uploaded documents. 

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

CMSE Administration will notify applicants if a fellowship is being offered. If a fellowship is offered, a deadline to accept the fellowship will be included in the fellowship offer.

CMSE Fellowships begin in summer or fall.

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.