Fellows at the 2023 program review.

Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.

The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but share a common interest in using computing in their research.

More than 600 students representing 85 U.S. universities have been welcomed into the DOE CSGF since its inception. The program's alumni work in DOE laboratories, private industry, academia and beyond.

A DOE Program with a Mission

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration supports the DOE CSGF. Its specific objectives are:

  • To help ensure an adequate supply of scientists and engineers appropriately trained to meet national workforce needs, including those of the DOE, in computational sciences.
  • To raise the visibility of careers in the computational sciences and to encourage talented students to pursue such careers, thus building the next generation of leaders in the field.
  • To provide practical work experiences for the fellows that allows them to encounter the cross-disciplinary, team-based, scientific research environment of the DOE National Laboratories.
  • To strengthen collaborative ties between the academic community and DOE National Laboratories so the fellowship’s multidisciplinary nature builds the national community of scientists.