Below are descriptions of and links to some of the fellowships and scholarships that have been awarded to NSE students. The ANS resources link on this page will take you to the MIT American Nuclear Society Resources page which provides more comprehensive lists of fellowships, scholarships, and a listing of companies and agencies interested in hiring students for the summer. The MIT Office of the Dean of Graduate Education is another resource for learning about internal and external funding opportunities.
The Department of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology is seeking highly motivated civilian students for their Nuclear Engineering MS and PhD degree programs. US citizenship is required. Tuition assistance available.website
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) plays an important role in helping students complete their post-high school education and prepare for careers in nuclear science and technology (NS&T). Among the programs available is the long list of ANS Scholarships for those looking for funding opportunities.
More than 20 scholarships named after pioneers and leaders in NS&T and other general scholarships are awarded each year to students with outstanding academic credentials. Special scholarships are available to students who have significant economical needs in order to pursue degrees in NS&T. In addition to the scholarships for students entering their sophomore year and higher in college, ANS also provides scholarships to incoming freshmen.
Fellows in the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program are using high performance computing to better understand fundamental properties of the world and universe around us, and to solve complex problems in areas of national importance, such as climate change and sustainable energy sources.
This is an exciting opportunity for doctoral students to earn up to four years of financial support along with outstanding benefits and opportunities while pursuing degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering.
Benefits of the Fellowship:
• $36,000 yearly stipend
• Payment of all tuition and fees
• $5,000 academic allowance in first year
• $1,000 academic allowance each renewed year
• 12-week research practicum at a DOE Laboratory
• Yearly conferences
• Career, professional and leadership development
• Renewable up to four years
Applications for the next class of fellows are due on January 8, 2013 by 5:00PM CST.
All supporting materials, such as online reference submittals and transcripts must be received by January 8, 2013.
The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. Senior undergraduate and first-year doctoral students (at the time of application) in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply.
For more information regarding the fellowship and to access the online application, visit the website
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the DOE CSGF application.
EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships: offered to current Ph.D scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. Selected applicants will participate in policy-related projects at the EERE offices in Washington, D.C.
The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is 11/2/2012- 11:59 pm, Pacific Time
Reference Reports must be received by the Foundation by 11/5/2012
The Graduate Student Life Grants program is a request-for-proposal process inviting graduate students, spouses, faculty, or staff to submit creative, community building ideas for possible funding. The Grants provide a unique opportunity to enhance graduate student life at the Institute with experiences outside the classroom and lab.
External and internal fellowships and scholarships through the ODGE
With the support of the Stanton Foundation, the Security Studies Program has launched a Nuclear Security Fellows Program for junior faculty as well as pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. The Nuclear Security Fellows Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the subject. With the support of the Stanton Foundation, fellowships are available for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and for junior faculty. Fellows are expected to produce policy-relevant research, including book manuscripts, draft articles, dissertations, chapters in edited volumes, or reports. Nuclear security is defined broadly to include nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation and nonproliferation, nuclear weapons, nuclear doctrine and force structure, nuclear energy as it relates to nuclear security, and other topics that involve nuclear security.
Interested candidates, please send a resume the Financial Aid Officer for the Nuclear Science & Engineering Department, Professor Jacopo Buongiorno email@example.com.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) today announced two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) that seek applicants for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships in nuclear science and engineering fields of study.
NE expects to award approximately $4.6 million for up to 70 undergraduate scholarships and 30 graduate fellowships to a diverse group of U.S. students and legal permanent residents via the competitive process defined in the RFAs.
Undergraduate scholarships are $5,000 for one year. The maximum award for fellowships is anticipated to be $50,000 a year for three years, with an additional one time $5,000 allotment to fund a minimum 10-week internship at DOE, a DOE national laboratory or other designated facility.
Applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship RFAs are due on May 23, 2013, and must be submitted using the online submittal application found at neup.gov. NE intends to notify award recipients by August 2013.
Learn more about NEUP scholarships & fellowships:
Jointly sponsored by the United States Departments of Homeland Security and Defense (DHS/DoD), the Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship (NFGF) program provides support to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly relevant to nuclear forensics. This program aims to develop the next generation of highly qualified scientists to meet U.S. Government needs for nuclear forensics expertise and to build a viable student career path in nuclear forensics.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, the Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NFUSP) provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate students pursuing degrees in disciplines relevant to technical nuclear forensics including physics, chemistry, nuclear engineering, and material science. Scholars gain hands-on experience through summer research opportunities at the Department of Energy national laboratories, including close interaction with technical experts throughout the national nuclear forensics community. The NFUSP aims to build a viable student career path in nuclear forensics in order to cultivate the next generation of highly qualified scientists in this critically important field.
This program is designed to meet the needs of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for appropriately trained personnel in research and development in areas pertinent to Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards (NNIS). This fellowship seeks to build collaboration between the leading nuclear technology programs and the schools studying the policy aspects of nuclear nonproliferation. The primary emphasis of this fellowship is to produce doctoral graduates who are familiar with both the technical and policy aspects of nonproliferation and international safeguards.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are four annual review cycles.
Review Cycle: November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
Review Cycle: February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
Review Cycle: May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
Review Cycle: August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.
MIT's Nuclear Science and Engineering Department has been awarded a Nuclear Education Fellowship grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the amount of $100,000. The Department will be awarding one term graduate fellowships from this grant with a value of $25,000 per term.
Awardees will be selected based on the following criteria:
Fellowships will be awarded based on academic merit with consideration of financial need and gender/minority status.
Those meeting the above criteria are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Officer for the Nuclear Science & Engineering Department, Professor Jacopo Buongiorno email@example.com, for more information about the application process.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S. The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.
This program is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the United States Department of Energy for appropriately trained personnel for the maintenance and development of science and engineering technology as it pertains to naval nuclear propulsion. The program will assist in preparing students for roles in naval nuclear propulsion and will support the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the fellows. The technical areas with greatest interest include reactor physics, nuclear materials science and engineering, radiation shielding technology, thermal hydraulics, and computational fluid dynamics. The principle emphasis is on students seeking Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering, or in closely related fields.
Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities for their disciplines abroad.
Launched by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004, the Faculty for the Future community now stands at 194 women from 54 countries, and grows steadily each year.
The long-term goal of the Faculty for the Future program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific disciplines. Grant recipients are therefore selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents, and they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers and inspire other young women.
The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving grant applications to the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program for SciDAC Institutes. A companion Program Announcement to DOE Laboratories (LAB 11-505) will be posted on the Office of Science Grants and Contracts at their website.
The mission of the SciDAC Institutes is to provide intellectual resources in applied mathematics and computer science, expertise in algorithms and methods, and scientific software tools to advance scientific discovery through modeling and simulation in areas of strategic importance to the Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
Funding could support opportunities for linking applied mathematics and/or computer science research to science-domain specific challenges through science application partnerships. The development of SciDAC tools and resources by the Institutes, funded under this FOA, is intended for computational systems such as those existing and planned for at the Oak Ridge and Argonne Leadership Computing Facilities, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, and similar world-class computing facilities over the next 5 years.
Specific goals and objectives for the SciDAC Institutes are:
—Tools and resources for lowering the barriers to effectively use state-of-the-art computational systems;
—Mechanisms for taking on computational grand challenges across different science application areas;
—Mechanisms for incorporating and demonstrating the value of basic research results from Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
Application will reopen in Spring 2013 for the next competition
The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics.
Summer internships at Labs are required. In return for fully funding their education, students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory, or other research and development activity for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work as a civilian in the DoD upon graduation.
There will be approximately 300 new awards this year. A list of SMART awards from previous years is listed by University here.
If you are interested or would like to suggest candidates,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-331-3544 .
Application deadline is in December for the following school year.
The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking applications for the 2011-2012 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship Program.
Made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, the program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by offering younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. Candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue. For more information, visit www.cfr.org/thinktank/fellowships/StantonFellowship.html.
Note: Applicants apply directly to this program. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. Candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or pre-doctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue.
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics.