The Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to announce the competition for the Alfred E. Mann Innovation (AMI) in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship. There will be one fellowship available in AY2022-23. The AMI  fellowship is open to PhD students in all Viterbi departments who have completed their first year and passed the screening exam. It is intended to support engineering doctoral students conducting innovative research that is interdisciplinary (biology, medicine, and engineering), or relevant to biology and medicine. The Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California will provide an annual stipend of $34,000 for 1-3 years and a health benefits package for each fellowship recipient, and the Viterbi School of Engineering will cover the top off to get students to the $38,000 stipend along with annual tuition.

Nominations and supporting documentation must be submitted by faculty via Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowship Application by Friday, October  7, 2022. Required supporting documentation include a research plan, resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, and an unofficial copy of USC transcripts. Nominations must come from the department.  You may nominate more than one student; however, you will need to rank your department nominees via the nomination form. Please click here to view the AMI Proposal Guidelines

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Any questions about the Alfred E. Mann Innovation in Engineering Doctoral Fellowships may be directed to Andy Chen, Director of Doctoral Programs, at

Published on March 22nd, 2018

Last updated on September 15th, 2022