PhD Fellowship Program

Available for: Qualified candidates with professional experience, and a desire to pursue an academic career, with the means of acquiring a doctoral degree in the field of Mining or Extractive Metallurgy/Mineral Processing (EM/MP) at a U.S. accredited university

Focuses on providing financial support to encourage qualified candidates with industry experience and a desire to pursue an academic career, who are currently enrolled or have been formally accepted in a U.S. academic institution, with the means of acquiring a doctoral degree in the field of mining or extractive metallurgy/mineral processing at a U.S. accredited university.

SME has implemented these programs to address the long-term challenges that threaten the sustainability of U.S. mining and mineral processing/extractive metallurgy academic degree granting programs, as well as the looming future labor deficiencies associated with retirements over the next two decades.



Questions? Send an email to academicgrants@smenet.org

AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  • 2017 Robert S. Shoemaker Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Shane Lee, South Dakota M&T*

  • 2017 McIntosh Fund Fellowship Grant – Heather Lammers, Colorado School of Mines*

  • 2017 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Danielle Rocha, Colorado School of Mines

  • 2016 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Gail L. Heath, University of Arizona

  • 2016 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Richard M. LaDouceur, Montana Tech

  • 2016 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Penny L. Padgett, University of Kentucky

  • 2015 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Russell Lamont, University of Kentucky

  • 2015 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Christopher Roos, Montana Tech

  • 2015 SME Ph.D. Fellowship Grant – Joshua Werner, University of Utah


* Grants receiving complete funding from an individual, company or organization in any given year(s) may qualify for “naming rights” recognizing the individual, company or organization as the Grant underwriter.