DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

26 October 2023

The DOE NNSA SSGF seeks and supports students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as materials under extreme conditions, nuclear science, or high energy density physics. Renewable for up to four years, the fellowship is open to U.S. citizens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university.

Academic Eligibility

Senior undergraduates, First-year doctoral students, Second-year doctoral students, and those matriculating into a Ph.D. program (e.g. employed or otherwise)


A $42,000 yearly stipend, payment of full tuition and required fee, yearly program review participation, annual professional development allowance, 12-week DOE laboratory research practicum experience.

Please consider joining fellowship staff as we host an informational webinar at 1:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, December 13. This Zoom session (register) will provide an overview of the fellowship and guidance for applying, and it will serve as a forum to ask related questions in a live Q&A format. A recording will also be made available via the fellowship website.

Meanwhile, check out application details and a downloadable poster, and we encourage you to read more about the pursuits of fellows and alumni via our annual Stewardship Science publication. A comprehensive FAQ and specifics regarding submission components and required supporting materials can be accessed via the application portal.