About DOE NNSA SSGF
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.
- To ensure a continuous supply of highly trained scientists and engineers in areas of study related to high energy density physics, nuclear science and materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.
- To provide opportunities for DOE NNSA SSGF fellows to do research at DOE defense laboratories.
- To bring together a national meeting of fellows, university faculty and laboratory scientists to share research advancements.
- To create opportunities for fellows to work with some of the nation's most sophisticated and powerful experimental and computational facilities.
- To make graduating fellows aware of employment opportunities within the Department of Energy and its system of laboratories.
- To build the next generation of leaders with expertise in stewardship science in support of national defense.
At a Glance: DOE NNSA SSGF Program Benefits
- $36,000 yearly stipend
- Payment of full tuition and required fees
- Annual program review
- $1,000 yearly academic allowance
- 12-week research practicum
- Renewable up to four years