Draper Fellow Program

The Draper Fellow (DF) Program typically sponsors 55-65 graduate students each year through a Research Assistant position with his/her school and department. The DF appointment provides full tuition coverage and a monthly stipend for the duration of the student’s degree program. In return, the student carries out his/her thesis research in collaboration with a Draper technical staff member on a project that is of mutual interest to the student, the university faculty advisor and to Draper.

The Draper Fellow program has been a long standing and unique graduate student program.  Participants have the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree and be exposed to Draper's breadth of technologies through research projects.  Draper Fellow alumni include military officers (e.g. General Janet C. Wolfenbarger), executives at Fortune 500 companies, NASA astronauts (e.g. Dr. Greg Chamitoff), and many go on to careers at Draper (e.g. Vice President of Engineering at Draper, John Dowdle).  We invite you to apply.  

The application process for this year is now closed.

If you have any questions, please send emails to: fellows_program@draper.com