NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION STEWARDSHIP SCIENCE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

SPONSORING AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Home Page)

PURPOSE: The National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional graduate students planning full-time study toward a PhD. in the areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics. low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Fellows must also participate in off-campus research at Department of Energy laboratories.

AREAS OF INTEREST:

  1. Materials Under Extreme Conditions and Hydrodynamics
  2. High Energy Density Physics
  3. Nuclear Science

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are in their first year of graduate study in the areas of interest and are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at a US university. Exceptional senior undergraduates who can meet all the requirements may also apply.

CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT: During the fellowship period, fellows are expected to be enrolled as full-time graduate students, conducting study and research within the objectives of the fellowship program. During the summer, students should be conducting full-time research related to the completion of their degrees, be enrolled in classes, or be on practicum assignments. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a practicum for at least three months to gain experience.

ANNUAL STIPEND:

  1. $36,000 yearly stipend
  2. A $1,000 academic allowance to be used for duplication expenses, conferences, copies of conference proceedings, travel, or other expenses incurred while doing research or activities directly related to professional development
  3. Tuition and fees

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 12, 2011

Students may apply online.