FY2021 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
Application Period: 3 August –2 November 2020
TheDoDNationalDefenseScienceandEngineeringGraduate(NDSEG)FellowshipProgramwasestablishedin1989bydirectionofCongressandsponsoredbytheArmy,NavyandAirForce.TheFellowshipservesasameansofincreasingthenumberofU.S.citizenstrainedinscienceandengineeringdisciplinesofmilitaryimportance.TheprogramisahighlycompetitivefellowshipawardedtoqualifiedU.S.citizens,U.S.nationals,andU.S.dualcitizenswhointendtopursueaDoctoraldegreeinoneofthedisciplinesrelevanttotheDoDlistedbelow,ataUSinstitutionoftheirchoice.
The Fellowship pays for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, travel, and health insurance
Program Resources
How to Apply
INFORMATION SITE:
https://ndseg.sysplus.com
ONLINE APPLICATION:
https://applyndseg.sysplus.com/
CONTACT US–PROGRAM OFFICE:
NDSEG.PMO@syplus.com
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).
Check Your Eligibility
Create an Application Account
Prepare Proposal and Essay
Find 3 References
Complete Online Application

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
•Biomedical Engineering
•Biosciences (Includes Toxicology)
•Chemical Engineering
•Chemistry
•Civil Engineering
•Cognitive, Neural, And Behavioral Sciences
•Computer and Computational Sciences
•Electrical Engineering
•Geosciences (Includes Terrain, Water, And Air)
•Materials Science and Engineering
•Mathematics
•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
www.sysplus.com
ApplicantsmustbeU.S.citizensorU.S.nationals.Dualcitizensmayapply.EligibleapplicantswillhavecompletedtheirundergraduatestudiespriortocommencementoftheFellowshipinSeptember2021,andmusthaveatleast3yearsremainingintheirPh.D.program.
National Defense Science and Engineering GraduateFellowship Program
2020
2021