National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate


As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense plans to award fellowships each April, subject to the availability of funds, to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. dual citizens who intend to pursue a Doctoral degree aligned to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development at a U.S. institution of their choice.

NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to three years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory feesFellows also receive a monthly stipend 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.

Website: https://www.ndsegfellowships.org

Application Deadline: Late Fall/Early Winter (November – December)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals. Dual citizens may apply. Persons who hold permanent resident status are ineligible to apply.
  • Eligible applicants are required to be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a traditional PhD program. See below for a breakout of eligibility criteria:
  • Undergraduate Students (degree must be received prior to the Fellowship Start date)
  • Recent Bachelor’s Degree Recipients
  • Graduate Students (1st year, 2nd year)
  • Recent Master’s Degree Recipients
  • Pre-Doctoral Students (1st year, 2nd year)
  • Dual MD-PHD Students
  • Dual PSYD-PHD Students
  • Applicants who are pursuing a Medical Degree are not eligible for the NDSEG fellowship.
  • Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time program at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education leading to graduate degrees in fields specified in the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) research and development discipline
  • Applicants must plan to enroll in a full-time program at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education leading to graduate degrees in fields specified in the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) research and development discipline.