National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported science and engineering disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to three years (based on continued funding), and cover full tuition and mandatory fees.  Fellows also receive a monthly stipend ($3,200), and up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.

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Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a PhD program.  See fellowship deadlines for information on eligible fields.

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Application cycle opens in September.