Main header image

The application program will be available again in Spring, 2024. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2024-2025 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!


NTT Research Fellowship
Application status: Closed

NTT Research Inc. has established a fellowship program for current PhD students pursuing full-time study in Biomedical Engineering or Optical and Quantum Sciences at research universities for the upcoming academic year.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the NTT Research Fellowship must:

  • Plan to enroll or currently be enrolled in full-time graduate study in one of the programs at one of
    the research universities for the entire upcoming academic year

    1. Biomedical Engineering award
      • Johns Hopkins University (Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program)
      • Vanderbilt University (Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program)
      • Georgia Institute of Technology (Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program)

NTT Research, Inc. and NTT Data, Inc. Employees and children are ineligible to apply.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Two online letters of recommendation completed by a faculty member from a previous or current university
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Four custom specialized essay responses:
    • What is the intent of your research and what inspired you to focus on this subject? (3,000 characters)
    • We are interested in gaining insights about your passions and motivations. Could you please describe events in your life that may have shaped your perspectives? Any relevant successes or achievements? Try to discuss not just where you’ve been but where you hope to go in your career. (3,000 characters)
    • How do you think that receiving this Fellowship could make an impact and help you achieve your goals? (1,000 characters)
    • Who has been your biggest influence (or inspiration)? (1,000 characters)

Financial need is not considered.

Scholarship America will select up to 5 finalists. NTT Research Foundation will review finalist applications and select the recipients.


A full-ride awards will be granted, assuming there are qualified applicants. For the 2024-2025 academic
year, one award will be granted to a student enrolled in one of the eligible programs.

Awards are intended to cover: tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Award amounts will be determined based on the cost of attendance as determined by each recipient’s college or university plus stipends for books, and supplies. Recipients must submit their cost of attendance before each academic year. If recipients have changes to their enrollment mid-year, their award amount may be adjusted.

Awards are renewable up to five years or until a PhD is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and continued full-time enrollment in an eligible program at an eligible university.

Awards are for PhD study only.

Recipients may be offered a living stipend through NTT Research Inc. Sponsor will manage the entire stipend process, including disbursement and tax liability, and reporting.

Recipients may be offered an optional internship with NTT Research Inc.


All applicants will be notified in mid-May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of NTT Research Inc. Payments are made in August and mid-December.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades from undergraduate through present. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • An acceptance letter, verifying acceptance to an eligible program and an eligible university.

Two letters of recommendations must be submitted online on your behalf no later than April 1, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time. Recommendations must be completed by a faculty member from a previous or current university.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

NTT Research Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please make sure to add as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.