Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

About the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The fellowship includes a $37,000 stipend, payment of full tuition and required fees during the appointment period, and a $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year and $1,000 allowance each renewed year for up to four years. The fellowship must be renewed each summer.

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration supports the DOE CSGF. Its specific objectives are:
– To help ensure a supply of scientists and engineers trained to meet workforce needs, including the DOE’s, in computational science
– To make DOE laboratories available to fellows for work experiences, ensuring cross-disciplinary collaborations in productive work teams
– To strengthen ties between the national academic community and DOE laboratories so the fellowship’s multidisciplinary nature builds the national scientific community
– To make computational science careers more visible, encouraging talented students to enter the field and thereby building the next generation of computational science leaders

Beginning in 2018 a new DOE CSGF track is being offered for those pursuing an advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics, or computer science with research interests that help use emerging high performance systems more effectively. This track will allow students to focus on issues in high-performance computing as a broad enabling technology and not on a particular science or engineering application.

Location of award, if applicable: U.S. university

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship application process:

Start by reviewing scholarship website for information on the application process, eligibility requirements and timeline and to determine if this is a good fit for your academic goals.

Application opens in late October for both the traditional DOE CSGF and the new Mathematics and Computer Science track

Application components include:
– completed online application form, including information about your Program of Study (POS)
– three letters of reference
– essay questions
– transcript(s)

Form more information on the DEO CSGF application, watch this instructional video:

Application deadline is in early January.

Interested? Contact CFSA to discuss how to get started!

Advising contact:

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