"Enhancing Engineering Education Through Collaboration"






Academic Program

AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship Program

Student Support on Research Grants

Misc. Information


DAGSI is a consortium of graduate engineering schools at the University of Dayton , a private institution; Wright State University , a state-assisted institution; and the Air Force Institute of Technology, a federal institution.  DAGSI integrates and leverages the combined resources of the partnership, including faculty, facilities, equipment, and other assets of the institutions.  The DAGSI partnership, which includes The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati as affiliate members and Miami University and Ohio University as associate members, effectively expands regional educational and research opportunities at the masters and doctoral levels of engineering and computer science.  DAGSIís ultimate objective is to support economic growth and development in Ohio by strengthening the intellectual infrastructure supporting the stateís high-tech workforce.

The DAGSI Mission

"To increase and improve the quantity and quality of graduate educational and research opportunities, and in the process help create an environment conducive to substantial economic development in Ohio."



Graduate Education

DAGSI is the entity through which graduate students enrolled in a degree program at any partner school (AFIT, UD, WSU; referred to as the student's Home Institution) have access to masters- and doctoral-level engineering and computer science courses of study at all partner institutions.  Students can cross-register for classes, collaborate on research, and construct advisory committees that include any appropriate consortium faculty.  Please see General Information for further details.


Scholarship Program

DAGSI makes scholarships and fellowships available to graduate students enrolled in engineering/computer science degree programs at its member institutions.  Awards cover courses taken at AFIT, UD, and WSU.

Competitive Tuition Scholarships

Full tuition scholarships are available for graduate study.

  • Applicants may be full or part time students, masters or doctoral level, with or without industry experience.

  • Assistantships in addition to tuition are available to top-ranked Ph.D. candidates.

  • Awards are based on merit.

  • Applications are due on March 15 each year; awards are made by April 1 for study beginning in the Fall term.

  • Scholarships are funded by the State of Ohio, under the Ohio Board of Regents.

Please see Competitive Tuition Scholarship Program section for further information.


Research Fellowships

For students with exceptional academic records, applicants to a full-time Ph.D. program at a DAGSI member (AFIT, UD, or WSU) are eligible to apply for a DAGSI Research Fellowship.

  • Awards are based on merit.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA in their major field of 3.5.

  • Applicants must demonstrate a real capability for independent research.

  • Opportunities for research tied to the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB are available.

  • Applications are due on December 15 of each year.  At the time of application, a student does not have to designate which DAGSI school he/she is interested in.  However, if a student is awarded a DAGSI Research Fellowship, that student must apply and be admitted to the DAGSI school of his/her choice before the award is finalized.

 Please see DAGSI Research Fellowships section for further information.


Program Enhancement Scholarships

Full tuition scholarships are available to cover individual classes taken outside a student's Home Institution.

  • The goal of the program is to encourage students to take full advantage of the DAGSI partnership in strengthening their academic program.

  • Tuition will be covered for up to two graduate engineering courses per term.

  • Scholarships are available to degree-seeking, full or part time graduate engineering students at one of the DAGSI partners.

  • Awards are noncompetitive and available to students in good standing on a first come/first serve basis.  The chosen course (s) must advance the student in his/her degree program and be approved by the student's advisor and Dean of Engineering.

Please see Program Enhancement Scholarship Program section for further information.


AFRL/DAGSI Research Fellowship Program

DAGSI and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have entered into a formal agreement to support students and faculty from any Ohio research university who conduct research in air and space technologies of interest to the United States Air Force and the State of Ohio .

The major objectives of the AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship program are:

  • To strengthen AFRL research ties to Ohio ís academic engineering community

  • To develop research talent to fulfill AFRL workforce needs in the future

Benefits of the program include:

  • Increased utilization of AFRL facilities
  • Increased involvement by Ohio students and faculty in Air and Space research at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Stronger ties between Ohio ís research institutions and the Air Force
  • Leverage of Ohio ís research funding through shared use of Air Force resources

Fellowships are available to student-faculty research teams, subject to approval of funding by the State of Ohio .  The teams conduct research in specific areas defined by AFRL.  Graduate students and faculty at any Ohio academic research institution are eligible to apply.  Please see AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship Program for further details.


Summary of the DAGSI Award Programs

As described above, four programs, all funded by the State of Ohio under the Ohio Board of Regents, are administered by DAGSI to support graduate students in engineering/computer science.  The summary table shows a comparison of the competitive DAGSI award programs (note:  DAGSI Program Enhancement Scholarships are not included in the table).  The table is intended as a guide to deciding which program is the best fit and is of greatest interest to each individual.




The Air Force Institute of Technology 

The University of Dayton

Wright State University

Affiliate Members

The Ohio State University 

The University of Cincinnati

Associate Members

Miami University (Oxford)

Ohio University (Athens)


Comments or questions about this web site or DAGSI may be sent to: , Director or , Administrative Assistant.

3155 Research Blvd., Ste. 205

Kettering, Ohio 45420

Dr. Elizabeth Downie937-781-4000

Ms. Kimberly Elam: 937-781-4001

FAX: 937-781-4005

Last update: 10/16/07