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AFOSR: NATIONAL DEFENSE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATE (NDSEG) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Posted 11/21/2014 Printable Fact Sheet

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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is a Department of Defense (DoD) fellowship program sponsored by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The DoD is committed to increasing the number and quality of our Nation's scientists and engineers. The actual number of awards varies from year to year, depending upon the available funding. The NDSEG Fellows do not incur any military or other service obligations. NDSEG Fellowships are highly competitive and will be awarded for fulltime study and research.

An awardee must be enrolled in a graduate program by Fall 2013; the graduate program must lead towards a Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants in one, or closely related to one, of the following specialties:

  • 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; and
  • Physics
Eligibility
The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science or engineering. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities, and members of ethnic and racial minority groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering fields, including African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic persons.

Tenure
The duration of an NDSEG Fellowship is thirty-six months cumulative starting in the fall. NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institution any accredited U.S. institution of higher education offering doctoral degrees in science or engineering. The availability of funds for the second and third years of each three-year award is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress.

Tuition, Stipends and Allowances
NDSEG fellows will receive stipends of $30,500, $31,000 and $31,500 in the first, second, and third years, respectively. Additionally, the NDSEG fellowship will pay the fellow's full tuition, required fees (not to include room and board) and minimum health insurance coverage offered through the institution, up to a total value of $1,000. Any excess insurance costs will be the responsibility of the fellow and can be paid using the stipend. The stipends will be prorated monthly based on a twelve-month academic year. If the fellow is not enrolled in an institutionally approved academic study and/or research during the summer months, financial support will not be provided. There are no dependency allowances. Persons with disabilities will be considered for additional allowances to offset special educational expenses.

Application
An on-line application is available at: http://www.asee.org/ndseg.

This program is currently administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE):

NDSEG Fellowship Program c/o American Society for Engineering Education:
1818 N Street, N. W.
Suite 600
Washington, D. C., 20036
Phone: (202) 331-3516
Fax: (202) 265-8504
E-mail: ndseg@asee.org
Website: http://www.asee.org/ndseg

AFOSR Contact:
Ellen D. Montgomery
(703) 588-8527
DSN 425-8527
FAX: (703) 696-8450
Email: NDSEG@afosr.af.mil


 







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