Launched in 2017, the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF) provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that address complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.

The DOE NNSA LRGF connect professors and students working in fields relevant to the DOE lab system with laboratory scientists, fostering collaborative research relationships. The program will strengthen these university-laboratory links through an unusual and exciting provision: fellows will work and study in residence at one or more of four approved DOE NNSA facilities for a minimum of two 12-week periods. Longer stays are highly encouraged, up to or including pursuit of thesis studies at a chosen site. This residency requirement opens compelling research opportunities to students and their advisors, including access to unique DOE NNSA experimental and computing facilities.

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