About DOE NNSA SSGF

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) 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 builds a community of talented and committed doctoral students, program alumni, DOE laboratory staff and university researchers who share a common goal to further their science while advancing national defense. The friendships and connections fellows make in the program continue to them throughout their careers.

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration funds the DOE NNSA SSGF to train scientists vital to meeting U.S. workforce needs in advanced science and engineering.

Program Goals

  • 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 give DOE NNSA SSGF recipients opportunities to do research at DOE defense laboratories.
  • To assemble a national meeting where fellows, university faculty and laboratory scientists share research advancements.
  • To give fellows opportunities 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 laboratory system.
  • To build the next generation of leaders with expertise in stewardship science in support of national defense.