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The DOE NNSA SSGF application process begins each October when the online application opens. It concludes the following April when those selected for the newest class must formally accept fellowship offers.

The application’s 16 sections can be completed in any order and over multiple visits to the secure site. A checklist helps applicants track their progress toward completion and monitor the status of their reference letter submissions, GRE scores, transcripts, etc.

Required Supporting Materials

  • Transcripts: Request an official transcript from each university or college you have attended, including your current fall transcript. Have transcripts mailed directly to the Krell Institute.
  • GRE: Direct that your GRE scores be sent to the Krell Institute, code 6343 and department code 5199.
  • PRA: If you are a Permanent Resident Alien (PRA), you must send a copy of the front and back of your PRA card to the Krell Institute.
  • References: We recommend you use the link within our online system to notify references of your requests for letters. The system will send your references an email with a link to our online system, where they can submit their letters. Alternatively, you can download either a PDF or MS Word version of the reference form for their use.
  • Program of Study: Work with your graduate advisor to generate your proposed Program of Study (POS). If you are an undergraduate senior and you cannot get a graduate advisor at your preferred institution to review your POS, ask your current undergraduate advisor to help you generate it and then approve it. You must check a box on the final submission page that confirms both you and your advisor approve of your POS before you are able to press the "Final Submission" button. Once you submit your application, an email will go out to your advisor with the list of coursework you submitted. If you are chosen for a fellowship, you and your advisor will be asked to sign the POS and return it to the Krell Institute.

After Submission

  • Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming that your application was submitted. Please contact us if you do not receive an email within 24 hours. Print the completed application and keep a copy for your files.
  • Application Status: You can check your application’s status via the online system at any time, even after final submission.
  • Application Deadline: Online applications are due each January. It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that Krell has received all application and supporting materials by the stated deadline.

Application information is used solely for the purpose of selecting fellows and administering the program. Please note that materials submitted in support of this application are considered confidential as described in the Krell Institute Fellowship Privacy Statement. It is the applicant's responsibility to read and understand this policy. All applications from candidates who do not receive funding are destroyed after the selection and award process.