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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

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 monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance).

For more information, meet with a Fellowships advisor and visit the NDSEG website.

Related Awards:
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP); Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship; DOD Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART)DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Last updated: December 2015

Fields of Study:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Humanities


  • United States

Program Type:

  • Study


  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • Three Years


  • December 

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate