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The DOE NNSA SSGF seeks and supports students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics, nuclear science, or high energy density physics. Renewable for up to four years, the fellowship is open to U.S. citizens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university; senior undergraduates and first- and second-year graduate students may apply.

Benefits include:

  • A $38,000 yearly stipend
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees
  • Yearly program review participation
  • An annual professional development allowance
  • A 12-week DOE laboratory research practicum experience

Application requirements:

  • Transcripts: Request an official transcript from each university or college you have attended, including your current fall transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the university, either via mail or through an e-transcript system. Transcripts sent by an applicant will not be accepted regardless of delivery method.
  • 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.

How to apply:

Applications can be accessed through the application portal. The deadline is January 11, 2023, by 5:00 pm CST.

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