Resources

Internships

We have compiled a thorough listing of companies and agencies interested in hiring students for the summer.

In addition to links to applications and insiders' contact information, there is also a quick breakdown of the deadlines and applicant requirements. This is also a great resource for identifying agencies that might be offering full-time positions or scholarships.


Scholarships

Scholarships generally provide financial aid as either a one-time or a renewable award.


SMART Scholarship Program
  • Description: The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program is a scholarship program in which academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense receive funding for full tuition, related educational fees, and living expenses and are then placed in civilian laboratory positions upon graduation. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Award: Annual stipend ranging from $25,000 to $41,000 + Full tuition
  • Deadline: December 2009
  • Application: http://www.asee.org/fellowships/smart/

ANS Graduate Scholarship
  • Description: Twenty-nine graduate scholarships are available for full-time graduate students in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


James R. Vogt Radiochemistry Scholarship
  • Description: For an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in or proposing to undertake research in radio-analytical chemistry or analytical chemistry or analytical applications of nuclear science.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


Robert A. Dannels Memorial Scholarship
  • Description: For a graduate student in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. Nomination of handicapped persons is encouraged.
  • Award: $3,500
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


Verne R. Dapp and Walter Meyer Scholarship
  • Description: For a graduate student in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


Everitt P. Blizard Scholarship
  • Description: For students pursuing graduate studies in the field of radiation protection and shielding.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


Allan F. Henry / Paul A. Greebler Scholarship
  • Description: For students pursuing graduate studies in the field of reactor physics or radiation transport.
  • Award: $3,500
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


John Randall Scholarship
  • Description: For students pursuing graduate studies in the areas of science and engineering related to the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/

James F. Schumar Scholarship
  • Description: For students pursuing graduate studies in material science and technology for nuclear applications.
  • Award: $3,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://ans.org/honors/scholarships/


IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholarship Award

Fellowships

Fellowships generally provide a pre-determined amount of financial assistance towards graduate tuition and/or stipend for a fixed period of time. Fellowships may require research or practicum commitments.


Kambourides Graduate Fellowship in Computational Engineering
  • Description: Fellowship to support a PhD student who wishes to focus their research studies in the area of computational engineering
  • Status: Graduate students enrolled in a PhD program may apply
  • Award:12-month stipend, tuition, and fees; renewable for a second year is possible upon review.
  • Deadline: December 1, 2009
  • Application: http://engineering.mit.edu/about/awards/students/kambourides/

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Description: Fellowship to support students pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences.
  • Status: Undergraduate seniors and first/second-year graduate students may apply
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship required
  • Award: $35,000/year stipend + $5,000/year research stipend + $10,500 towards tuition
  • Deadline: November 30, 2009
  • Application: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/SCGF.html

DHS Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Status: Undergraduate and graduate students may apply
  • Includes 10-week summer internships at federal research facilities or DHS Centers of Excellence
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship required
  • Award: $2,300/month + Full tuition
  • Deadline: January 6, 2010
  • Application: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms

DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
  • Status: Undergraduate students
  • 10-week summer research experiences at federal research facilities
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship required
  • Award: $500 weekly stipends plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location
  • Deadline: January 5, 2010
  • Application: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms

DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
  • Status: Early career faculty teamed with undergraduate and graduate students
  • 10-week summer research experiences at DHS Centers of Excellence
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship required
  • Award: Stipends plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location for faculty and students
  • Deadline: February 3, 2010
  • Application: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducationprograms

DHS Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
  • Status: Postdoctoral scientists and engineers
  • 10-week summer research experiences at DHS Centers of Excellence
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship required
  • Award: 12-month research appointments at federal research facilities and DHS Centers of Excellence; Stipends (Federal GS-12 Step 1 with locality pay) plus health insurance and travel reimbursement
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis
  • Application: http://www.orau.gov/dhspostdocs/

Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
  • Description: Program provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Fellows also participate in research at a DOE laboratory.
  • Status: Students must apply in their first or second year of study
  • Citizenship: US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Award: Yearly stipend of $32,400, payment of all tuition/fees, $1000 yearly academic allowance
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Application: http://www.krellinst.org/ssgf/

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Description: DOE fellowship for graduate students working toward a Ph.D.
  • Status: Students must apply in their first or second year of study
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens only
  • Award: Yearly stipend of $32,400, payment of all tuition/fees, $1000 yearly academic allowance
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Application: http://www.krellinst.org/csgf/

Radioactive Waste Management Graduate Fellowship
  • Description: DOE fellowships for graduate work in fields related to the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive wastes; application is usually made before or during the first year of graduate school
  • Award: $22,000 minimum stipend plus tuition and fees up to $12,000 per year
  • Deadline: Last Monday in January each year
  • Application: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/DOE/ocrwm/

Fusion Energy Sciences Fellowship Program
  • Description: DOE fellowship to engage in the study and research of fusion energy sciences and technology, while fostering practical work experiences at recognized research facilities.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens only
  • Award: Tuition plus $19,800 per year stipend
  • Deadline: Late February 2010
  • Application: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/DOE/FES/fesfelhome.htm

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Description: DOD fellowship for graduate students in science and engineering.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens only
  • Award: Tuition plus $30,500 per year stipend
  • Deadline: January 5, 2010
  • Application: http://ndseg.asee.org/

Admiral Hyman Rickover Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Description: This program is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for appropriately trained personnel for the maintenance and development of science and engineering technology as it pertains to naval nuclear propulsion.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens only
  • Award: Tuition plus $2,200 per month stipend
  • Deadline: December 31, 2009
  • Application: http://www.musc.edu/RFP/

Hertz Foundation
  • Description: Fellowship for graduate students working toward a Ph.D. in the physical sciences.
  • Award: Tuition plus to $31,000 per year stipend
  • Deadline: October 30, 2009
  • Application: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/

National Physical Science Consortium
  • Status: Open to Ph.D. track graduate students in physical sciences.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens only
  • Award: Tuition plus stipend, amount varies
  • Deadline: November 5, 2009
  • Application: http://www.npsc.org/

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Description: National competition for graduate students in engineering, math and science programs.
  • Award: $10,500 cost of education plus $30,000 per year stipend
  • Deadline: November 12, 2009
  • Application: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
  • Description: Open to Alaska Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian/Micronesian), Puerto Ricans working toward a Ph.D. or holding post doctoral appointment.
  • Award: $20,000 - $40,000
  • Deadline: November 2, 2009
  • Application: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

National Consortium for Grad Degrees for Minorities in Engineering Fellowships
  • Description: For minority students to obtain a master's or doctorial degree in engineering.
  • Citizenship: For U.S. citizens who are American Indian, African American, Mexican American, or Puerto Rican.
  • Award: Tuition plus $10,000 - $14,000 per year stipend
  • Deadline: November 15, 2008
  • Application: http://www.gemfellowship.org/

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
  • Description: Congressional and governmental fellowships
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizens
  • Award: $64,000 yearly salary
  • Deadline: December 15, 2009
  • Application: http://fellowships.aaas.org/

NASA Graduate Student Research Program
  • Description: NASA fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development.
  • Award: $24,000
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://fellowships.hq.nasa.gov/

Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Fellowships
  • Description: CISAC sponsors fellowship programs which, through an annual competition, select a small number of scholars for training in issues related to international security.
  • Award: Stipend Varies
  • Deadline: February 1, 2010
  • Application: http://cisac.stanford.edu/fellowships/

Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative University Fellowship Program
  • Description: The Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative/Generation IV University Fellowship Program (AFCI-UFP) provides up to eighteen months of financial support to nuclear science and engineering students pursuing master's degrees in topic areas that support the AFCI/Gen IV program.
  • Award: Up to $42,500 in benefits
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Application: http://www.studentpipeline.org

Glenn T. Seaborg Institute Graduate Fellowship Nuclear Science for National Security

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