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Department of Defense (DoD) - National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Deadline: Anticipated 11/2021 ( Previous deadline 11/2/2020 )

The Department of Defense (DoD) offers the NDSEG fellowship as a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. This is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one or more of sixteen supported disciplines. Fellowships provide three years of funding, and recipients do not incur any military or other service obligations. Beginning with the 2020 competition, applicants must propose a DoD agency to sponsor their project. Research proposals must also respond to a specific BAA published by one such agency. Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) are used by government agencies to solicit proposals focused on advancing basic science rather than a specific technology or product. For the purposes of applying for the NDSEG Fellowship, students should carefully review the research interests described in the active BAAs. 

Supported Disciplines:
NDSEG fellowships are awarded to applicants pursuing a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest within one of the following supported disciplines:

Applicants must:

Award amount:

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NDSEG Fellowship Program Office
One Research Court, Suite 360
Rockville, MD 20850 
Tel: (301) 948-4232



Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Sciences/Engineering/Math; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; Early Years of Doctoral Program; Fellowship/Grant; Unrestricted

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