Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering

The U.S. Department of Energy and the South Carolina Universities Research & Education Foundation is pleased to offer Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering. Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences or engineering are eligible to apply for fellowship. The program is mainly designed to gather the requirements of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy.  Winners will receive $2,900 amount.

The South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF) was incorporated in 1988. The mission of foundation is to enhance the education and research programs in energy, national security and environmental management.


  • Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences or engineering are eligible to apply for the Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering.
  • The program is open to all individuals who will be starting graduate studies or graduate students who are currently enrolled in a qualified course of study (see Areas of Research below).
  • The award is limited to 48 months maximum for doctoral candidates. Awards may be limited to less time than the maximum in some situations.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens. If any applicant is a dual citizen, they would be required to renounce their non-US citizenship in order to be interviewed as a finalist, and ultimately to accept the Fellowship award.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can download the application form through the given link: https://engineering.tamu.edu/media/3029460/rickover-fellowship-program.pdf

Supporting Documents:

  1. Application Form (Hand written applications will not be accepted).
  2. Current Official Transcript of Grades (all undergraduate and graduate transcripts required and must be sent directly to the Office of Special Programs from the Registrar).
  3. Three (3) Reference Forms (enclosed).
  4. Official GRE Scores (GRE code is 5949. Scores must be sent directly from ETS.)
  5. Authorization for Release of Information Form (signed).

Submitting Details:

  • Applicants can submit all the supporting documents along with application form on the given address:

Medical University of South Carolina Office of Special Programs,

Rickover 19 Hagood Avenue,

HOT 304H4 MSC 851 Charleston,

South Carolina 29425-8510


  • You can email your completed application at: nhuchet-at-scuref.org

Award Amount:

  • Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of $2,900. The fellow’s basic stipend is augmented by an additional $700 (prorated) dislocation allowance each month during the practicum.
  • Stipends are mailed each month directly to the fellow or deposited directly into the fellow’s bank account.
  • The program sponsor attempts to provide adequate funding to fellows for meeting the costs of graduate school.
  • No other student support that requires work or any other obligation such as teaching or research assistantship can be accepted without the direct consent of MUSC.
  • Other awards, prizes, and similar type payments (including veteran’s benefits) that do not require a service may be accepted without a reduction in the stipend.

Application Deadline:

The complete application packet must be submitted till January 31, 2016.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

If you have more questions regarding the fellowship, you can email at: info-at-scuref.org.

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