The DOD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship supports graduate study at any accredited U.S. university. Awards are stated to support graduate students in fields important to national defense needs. This requirement is defined broadly and most prospective graduate students in the sciences and engineering are eligible to apply.
Awards are highly competitive: Over 10,000 applications are received each year.
Applications are encouraged from minority students, women, and those with disabilities. Ten percent of these awards are set-aside for applicants from underrepresented minority groups.
Fellowships are awarded for a maximum period of three years of graduate study. The actual number of awards varies from year to year depending upon the available funding The first year stipend is approximately $30,500 based on a 12-month academic year. In addition tuition and academic fees will be paid. Based on academic merit, the award can be renewed for two more years of support.
March 30 (announcement of awards)
DOD National Science and Engineering website: www.asee.org/ndseg
Student Fellowships Coordinator