Trio of Department of Energy Multi-Year Ph.D. STEM Fellowships

Oct 29, 2021 • Views -

Sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy

The Krell Institute manages three Ph.D. Fellowship opportunities for students looking for advanced degrees in science-related fields. Each fellowship provides up to four years of funding, including full tuition and required fees, a generous yearly stipend, and a research practicum at a national laboratory. 

The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) is open to U.S. citizens planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. Those eligible to apply include senior undergraduate students and first- and second-year graduate students focusing their studies on high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.

The DOE NNSA SSGF program provides fellows with many unique benefits:

  • A $38,000 yearly stipend.
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees at any accredited U.S. university.
  • An annual $1,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses
  • A term of up to four years, subject to annual renewal.
  • Participation in an annual DOE NNSA SSGF program review, with related travel expenses reimbursed.
  • A 12-week research practicum at one of DOE’s national defense laboratories: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory or Sandia National Laboratories (California or New Mexico).
  • The option to participate in a second practicum at a different DOE laboratory.
  • The opportunity to join a larger scientific community that understands and appreciates the role stewardship science plays across a variety of science and engineering disciplines.

Application closes January 5, 2022.


The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides support for students who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve problems in science, engineering mathematics, statistics or computer science. 

The DOE CSGF has defining benefits that set it apart from other science- and engineering-focused graduate fellowships:

  • A $38,000 yearly stipend.
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees at any accredited U.S. university.
  • An annual $1,000 professional development allowance.
  • Up to four years of total support, depending on renewal.
  • A twelve-week practicum experience at one of 21 DOE national laboratories or sites, including access to DOE supercomputers.
  • A rigorous program of study that ensures fellows have solid backgrounds in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics.
  • An annual program review for fellows, alumni, university and DOE laboratory staff, held each summer in the Washington, D.C. area.

Application closes January 12, 2022.


The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF) provides excellent financial benefits and professional development opportunities U.S. citizens pursuing a Ph.D. in fields of study that address complex science and engineering problems critical to stewardship science.

The DOE NNSA LRGF connects professors and students working in fields relevant to the DOE lab system with laboratory scientists, fostering collaborative research relationships. The program will strengthen these university-laboratory links through an unusual and exciting provision: fellows will work and study in residence at one or more of four approved DOE NNSA facilities for a minimum of two 12-week periods. 

Benefits and opportunities available to DOE NNSA LRGF recipients include:

  • A $38,000 yearly stipend.
  • Payment of full tuition and required fees at any accredited U.S. university.
  • An annual $2,000 academic allowance for research or professional development expenses.
  • A term of up to four years, subject to annual renewal.
  • Participation in an annual program review, with related travel expenses reimbursed.
  • Two 12-week residencies at one or more of the following sites: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory or Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico), or at the Nevada National Security Site.
  • The opportunity for additional residencies of six months or more.
  • The opportunity to join a larger scientific community that understands and appreciates the role stewardship science plays across a variety of science and engineering disciplines.

Application closes March 16, 2022. 

Visit www.krellinst.org for more information

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