Skip Navigation LinksHome > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarships by Major > Science Scholarships > National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship

This program seeks to identify individuals whose scientific and engineering credentials will support study through doctoral degrees. The prevailing goal is to provide the United States with talented, doctorally trained American men and women who will lead state-of-the-art research projects in disciplines having the greatest payoff to national security requirements. This program is highly competitive.


As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens or nationals trained in disciplines of military importance in science and engineering, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships. The DoD will pay the Fellow's full tuition and required fees (not to include room and board). In addition to tuition and fees, NDSEG Fellows are given stipends of appoximately $25,000 per year. NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligation.

The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships will be awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, one of the following specialties:

- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
- Biosciences (includes toxicology)
- Chemical Engineering
- Chemistry
- Civil Engineering
- Cognitive, Neural and Behavioral Sciences
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Geosciences (includes terrain, water, air)
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Mathematics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems such as autonomous vehicles and other networked platforms)
- Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remotes sensing, and marine meteorology)
and other networked platforms)
- Physics (includes optics)

Don't Go, There's More!!

View all the details and perhaps even apply for this scholarship. Not only that, but you will find even more scholarship opportunities and financial information along the way.
Register or log in by selecting the appropriate button below.
  

Science Scholarships

Latest College & Financial Aid News

UVA Dean Bashes Rolling Stone Article in Open Letter

by Suada Kolovic

The University of Virginia's associate dean of students who was prominently featured in Rolling Stone's now retracted article "A Rape on Campus" has written an open letter of protest to the magazine's publisher, according to The Washington Post. In the letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, Nicole Eramo asserts that the magazine acted "too little, too late" in retracting [...]

At These Universities, Sleep is a Priority

by Suada Kolovic

We've all been there: Going about our day as if we don't have a care in the world when it dawns on us that (go figure) that term paper on the pros and cons of procrastination in the creative process is due tomorrow. Panicked, we consider emailing our professor an excuse about a death in the family but given we killed off Nana (who's actually alive and well back home) last semester during finals [...]

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

by Suada Kolovic

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship was founded in 2011 as a way to give back to the community by offering education assistance to three outstanding students. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed