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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) - Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF)

Deadline: Anticipated 1/2020 ( Previous deadline 1/16/2019 )

Fellowships support students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that solve complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science. Fields of Study for this fellowship include: property of materials under extreme conditions, hydrodynamics, nuclear science, and high density physics. Fellows complete a 12-week research 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). Fellowships offer support for up to four years.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university.
  • May be senior undergraduate students, and first and second year graduate students.
  • Must plan on focusing their studies on ┬áproperty of materials under extreme conditions, hydrodynamics, nuclear science, and high density physics.
  • 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 must study and research within the fellowship's goals.
  • During the summer, fellows should conduct full-time research related to completing their degree, enroll in classes or take a practicum assignment at one of the DOE NNSA laboratories.

Award amount:

  • A yearly stipend of $36,000.
  • Full tuition and required fees paid during the appointment period at any accredited U.S. university.
  • An annual $1,000 academic allowance to be used for research or professional development expenses.
  • Reimbursement of travel costs related to the annual DOE NNSA SSGF program review.
  • Augmented stipend during the 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory.

Tel: 515-956-3696



Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; Early Years of Doctoral Program; Dissertation Research; Dissertation Write-Up; Fellowship/Grant; Unrestricted

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