Department of Energy Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

Deadline Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility
Spring 2018 STEM Funding for up to 4 years of graduate study at an accredited U.S. university Seniors, first and second year graduate students U.S. citizen or permanent resident, pursuing Ph.D. at a U.S. university


About the DOE Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science. Funded by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE NNSA SSGF program trains scientists to meet U.S. workforce needs in advanced science and engineering.

The DOE NNSA SSGF program provides a yearly stipend of $36,000, payment of full tuition and required fees, and a $1,000 academic allowance to be used for research or profession development expenses. Fellows will also be able to take part in yearly conferences, in addition to a 12-week research practicum.  This scholarships is renewable for up to four years.

The Fellowship program builds a community of talented and committed doctoral students, DOE NNSA SSGF alumni, DOE laboratory staff and university researchers who share a common desire to advance their science while impacting national defense. The friendships and connections formed while in the program continue to benefit alumni throughout their careers.

The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university.  Those eligible to apply for the program include senior undergraduate students and first and second year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

Fellows in the DOE NNSA SSGF program are required to be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college or university and to conduct study and research within the goals of the fellowship program.  The summer should be spent conducting full-time research related to the completion of one's degree, enrolled in classes or on a practicum assignment at one of the DOE NNSA laboratories. Fellowship support is limited to four years and must be renewed each year.

For more information, visit the DOE Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship website.