The Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Fellowship

Deadline: January
Class Eligibility: Seniors
Disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, ENTs, Mathematics, Physics
Location: Varied
Duration: Renewable for up to four years

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Purpose: The purpose of the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) is to identify and provide support for some of the very best computational science graduate students in the nation. It is funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Defense Programs and Office of Science. Graduates of this program now work in DOE laboratories, private industry, and educational institutions.

Funding: These fellowships provide: payment of tuition and fees, yearly stipend of $28,000, and allowance of $1,000 annually for research.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, the student must:

  • Be planning full-time PhD study at a U.S. university
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is an exceptional senior undergraduate or is in their first or second year of graduate study
  • Program of study must include: computer science, mathematics and scientific or engineering discipline. For further clarification on the eligibility of a field of study, see the DOE's field of study website.

Support of this fellowship is limited to four years and must be renewed each year.

Selection Criteria: Completed applications are submitted to a review panel. The review panel is made up of university, federal laboratory, and private and government sector personnel who are directly responsible for instruction and research in the area of computational science. The panel reviews each application and recommends award recipients to Krell. Applications are reviewed on the basis of grades, courses taken, GRE scores, research statements, and references. The Program of Study submitted with the application is carefully scrutinized for breadth and consistency with the goals of the fellowship program.

Application/Nomination Process: For details on the application process please see DOE's application website.

Important Dates: Applications available in late October. The deadline for online submission is in January. Applicants will be notified by mail whether they have been selected for a fellowship by mid-April.