The DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

The DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA) is now accepting an application for the “DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship” Program. Senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students are eligible for the fellowship. Mission of the program is to provide excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students, who are pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science. The winner will get up to $36,000 yearly stipend and annual $1,000 academic allowance and payment of full tuition.

The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA)’s mission is to support to a broad spectrum of basic and applied research in science and engineering at the agency’s national laboratories, at universities, and in industry.


  • Students must be planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. degree at any accredited U.S. University
  • Students in their first or second year of graduate study in the areas of interest listed under Program objectives are eligible to apply
  • Senior undergraduates who can meet all the requirements may also apply
  • Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens
  • This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability, or national origin
  • Students must be enrolled in a department that certifies that either:
  • No more than one term of teaching, grading or other departmental support activities are required of students I the applicant’s department, or
  • If there are requirements to teach, grade or provide other departmental support for more than one term, they will be waived for the DOE SSGF fellow

How to Apply:

To be applying, candidate must register for the online application with a username and password through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • The research statements
  • Program of study
  • Reference letters
  • Transcripts
  • GRE and GPA

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • A $36,000 yearly stipend will be paid in monthly increments
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. University
  • An annual $1,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses
  • A term of up to four years, subject to annual renewal
  • Participation in an annual DOE NNSA SSGFprogram review, with related travel expenses reimbursed
  • A 12-weekresearch practicum at one of DOE’s national defense laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory or Sandia National Laboratories (California or New Mexico)
  • Augmented stipend during the practicum
  • The option to participate in the second practicum at a different DOE laboratory
  • The opportunity to join a larger scientific community that understands and appreciates the role stewardship science plays across a variety of science and engineering disciplines
  • Opportunities to attend and publish research results at other conferences

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is January 11, 2017, by 5:00 pm CST.

Link for more Information:

Contact Information:

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