National Fellowships

  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

    The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $7,690 for undergraduate students and $10,250 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs. New this year, all eligible students who attend an accredited 4 yr U.S. college/university are eligible to apply.

    The online application opens at starting October 15, 2010 and must be completed by January 7, 2011. All accompanying documents (official transcripts and reference letters) are due by January 14, 2011. If you have any questions please contact us at

  • NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

    The purpose of this NASA program is to help advance the nation's aeronautics enterprise by investing in the educational development of the future aeronautics workforce and to provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields. Scholarships awarded include competitive stipend payments anticipated amount for undergrad up to $15,000 and up to $35,000 for graduate. There is an option to attend a summer internship (up to $10,000 per summer) at a participating NASA Research Center. The undergraduate program is open to U.S. citizens, and applicants should have completed their sophomore year of college by fall of 2009, and should be in good standing at an accredited college or university. The graduate program is open to U.S. citizens, the applicants should be accepted or enrolled in an accredited program, and remain in good academic standing at their respected college or university. Application is expected to open in September and close December. For more information, contact

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

    The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. This program is intended for U.S. citizens or nationals at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. The fellowships are for three-year tenures and include full tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and a health insurance allowance. The application cycle is from September to January. Go to: for the online application and detailed program information.

  • The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

    For U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies, this program offers a stipend of $30,000 a year for three years, a $10,500 cost of education allowance to the university, and a one-time $1,000 travel allowance. There are 900-1,600 anticipated awards in FY09 pending availability of funds. The application cycle is from August to early November. For additional program information, go to:

  • Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program

    The purpose is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering studies; the DoD is also interested in supporting the education of future scientists and engineers in a number of interdisciplinary areas. Scholarships and fellowships awarded include salary or stipend, full tuition, required fees, federal employee benefits, and up to $1000 book allowance per year. The SMART Program will allow individuals to acquire an education in exchange for a period of employment with the Department of Defense. The program is intended for citizens of the United States; students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for an award. Application cycle is August to December. For information and to apply online, go to

  • The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI)

    These programs are designed to provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) orientation to the society, culture and language. The goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research setting, and to help students initiate scientific relationships that will better enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. The institutes last approximately 8-10 weeks from June to August. Application cycle is from September to early December. For more information, please visit:

  • U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that up to $12.5 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be awarded in early 2010 to support at least 80 graduate fellowships to U.S. students pursuing advanced degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering through the newly created Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program. The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate degrees in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering, and environmental and computer sciences. Students can determine qualifications and apply online at: Completed applications are due November 30, 2009.

  • National Research Council of the National Academies

    The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000–$75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience and graduate entry level stipends beginning at $30,000 and higher for additional experience. The awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

    Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at: Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

    There are four review cycles annually. Deadlines for 2011 are:

    • February 1
    • May 1
    • August 1
    • November 1

    Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.