Stewardship Graduate Science Fellowship

Funding Agency:
Krell Institute

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.

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.

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.

Deadline: Jan. 8, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

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 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.

DOE NNSA SSGF recipients must 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.

This equal opportunity program is open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability or national origin.

Amount Description

  • $36,000 yearly stipend
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Yearly conferences
  • $1,000 yearly academic allowance
  • 12-week research practicum
  • Renewable up to four years

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

January 8, 2020