• Engineering Graduate Symposium

  • Engineering Graduate Symposium

  • Engineering Graduate Symposium

  • Engineering Graduate Symposium

Engineering Graduate Symposium Weekend Visit Program

Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Engineering Research Symposium (ERS) at the University of Michigan is an annual symposium featuring the research of Michigan Engineering’s students.  The College of Engineering exposes select prospective Ph.D. students to doctoral programs, with a three day visit to the Michigan Engineering campus. The ERS Weekend Visit is embedded in the annual ERS.

ERS Weekend Visit (by invitation only)
The ERS Weekend Visit includes keynote speakers, an admissions workshop, faculty-prospective student interaction, department visits, and research presentation sessions. The program concludes with a final breakfast on Saturday.

Students will be invited to apply for a travel grant to cover airfare/mileage, hotel, local transportation and meals from Thursday through Saturday. The deadline to apply for a travel grant is XXX.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at travelgrant@umich.edu.  

Program Eligibility

  1. Submit application by XXX 
  2. Be a senior undergraduate or master’s student
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above
  4. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

And meet one or more of the following additional criteria:

  1. Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States
  2. Have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances
  3. Are first-generation U.S. citizens, or will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year college or university

Selection & Notification: Travel grant applications will be reviewed by faculty in the department/program of interest. Most students will be notified by phone/email by XXX, if they are selected to receive a travel grant. 

Travel Grant Application Review Timeline

Tentative schedule for Travel Grant Recipients

Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • Arrival: 2:00 – 5:00 PM ET Flight Arrival and Transfer to Hotel
  • Thursday Evening: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner and Social Activities

Friday, November 1, 2019

  • Admissions Workshop, Engineering Research Symposium and Department Visit
  • Friday Evening: Dinner, evening engagement; Free Time in Ann Arbor/Campus

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • Morning:  Breakfast
  • Afternoon: Program ends at noon
  • 2:00 PM – onward departure

Please direct questions to travelgrant@umich.edu.

Non-Travel Grant Seeker Registration (includes U-M undergraduate students and prospective student visitors):

For prospective graduate students within relatively close driving distance to Ann Arbor, prospective graduate students who intend to fund their own travel and do not wish to apply for a travel grant, or current U-M undergraduate students with intentions to attend the Engineering Research Symposium, there is a separate registration process. Please click here to access the registration form for non-travel grant seekers and U-M undergraduate students.