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FY2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Application Period: 3 August –2 November 2020
The Fellowship pays for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, travel, and health insurance
Program Resources
How to Apply
Phone: 301-948-4232
Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including members of ethnic minority groups such as Native American, African American, Hispanic American, Native Alaskan (Eskimo and Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian).
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Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
•Biomedical Engineering
•Biosciences (Includes Toxicology)
•Chemical Engineering
•Civil Engineering
•Cognitive, Neural, And Behavioral Sciences
•Computer and Computational Sciences
•Electrical Engineering
•Geosciences (Includes Terrain, Water, And Air)
•Materials Science and Engineering
•Mechanical Engineering
•Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (Includes Undersea Systems)
•Oceanography (Includes Ocean Acoustics, Remote Sensing, And Marine Meteorology)
•Physics (Including Optics)
•Space Physics
An applicant’s degree program must align with the following broad research area disciplines:
The Government may revise the aforementioned disciplines annually to ensure relevancy to the Defense mission is maintained
Program Administered by:
One Research Court, Suite 360
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 301-948-4232
Fax: 301-948-3918
National Defense Science and Engineering GraduateFellowship Program

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The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.


Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts



  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.


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