Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

Description: The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) Program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Fellows also participate in research at a DOE laboratory.
Dollar value:

All tuition and required fees will be paid during the appointment period.

A yearly stipend of $32,400 will be paid in monthly increments starting the end of September, 2010.

A $1,000 allowance is paid annually to the fellow to be used for duplication expenses, conferences, copies of conference proceedings, travel, or other expenses incurred while doing research or activities directly related to the professional development of the fellow.

The NNSA attempts to provide adequate funding to meet the costs of graduate school. If additional responsibilities, such as a teaching assistantship, are accepted, Krell Institute must be informed in advance and any resulting income may be deducted from the stipend. However, scholarship awards, prizes, and other payments (including Veteran's Benefits) that do not require a service may be accepted.


Students must be planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. degree at a U.S. university. Students in their first or second year of graduate study in the areas of interest listed under Program Objectives are eligible to apply for the NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship. Exceptional senior undergraduates who can meet all the requirements may also apply. FAQ

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified persons without regard to race, sex, creed, age, physical disability, or national origin.

Application Procedures: There is an online application at the website above where you will create a username and password. The application is designed so it can be completed in multiple sessions.
Deadline: January 16, 2013
SSGF Program Coordinator
1609 Golden Aspen Dr., Suite 101
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515.956.3696
Fax: 515.956.3699