National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

About the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a $3,200 monthly stipend, and up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance).

The fifteen following disciplines are supported by this fellowship:

– Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
– Biosciences
– Chemical Engineering
– Chemistry
– Civil Engineering
– Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
– Computer and Computational Sciences
– Electrical Engineering
– Geosciences
– Materials Science and Engineering
– Mathematics
– Mechanical Engineering
– Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
– Oceanography
– Physics

Other programs may be considered as long as they are a STEM field.

Location of award, if applicable:

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program 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.

Contact your mentor(s) regarding your interest in applying.

Application opens in September.

Application components include:
– personal Info / Application Form
– personal statement (500 words)
– transcript(s)
– GREs/MCATs
– research proposal
– three letters of recommendation

Application deadline is in early December.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://www.ndsegfellowships.org/

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,