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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program in USA, 2015

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) is inviting applications for DoD fellowship program available to US citizens who will pursue a doctoral degree at a US institution. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, monthly stipend and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance). The application deadline is 12 December 2014.

Note: The 2015 NDSEG Fellowship Application is now closed, and is expected to reopen in September 2015. Stay tuned to our social media sites for any updates.

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Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in or closely related to an area of DoD interest within one of the fifteen following disciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Oceanography and Physics.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree at a U.S. institution.
Scholarship Provider: The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG)
Award can be taken at: 
USA

Eligibility: There are four eligibility requirements: citizenship, discipline, academic status and the ability to accept the full benefit. You must meet all four requirements in order to be eligible.
– Citizenship – The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. The term “nationals” refers to native residents of a possession of the United States such as American Samoa. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible. Proof of citizenship will be required upon formal offer.
-Discipline – Your field of study must fit under one of the fifteen supported disciplines.
– Academic Status – NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their doctoral studies in science or engineering. Applicants must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor’s degrees by Fall 2015.
– Ability to accept – You must intend to pursue a doctoral degree in order to be eligible for NDSEG Fellowship support. If you are awarded, you must start your tenure in the fall of that year. Fellowships awarded in the spring of 2015 must start in September 2015. The NDSEG Fellowship can be deferred only under exceptional circumstances; you will not be able to defer it if you were awarded another fellowship you wish to use instead.

Open for International Students: US citizens are eligible to apply for these DoD fellowships.

Description:  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, monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance). The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation’s scientists and engineers, and towards this end, has awarded approximately 3,200 NDSEG fellowships since the program’s inception 22 years ago.

Number of award(s): Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2014, subject to the availability of funds.

Duration of award(s): The tenure of an NDSEG Fellowship is 36 consecutive months starting in September of the year the fellow is awarded. In certain situations and with prior approval of the DoD, the tenure may be extended. These situations include:
-The fellow is invited to do research at a DoD laboratory or test center for one or more summer periods.
-The fellow’s graduate institution does not offer an appropriate program during the summer months.
-The fellow is granted a deferral due to other extenuating circumstance.
The availability of funds for the second and third years of each three-year award is contingent upon certification to ASEE by the fellow’s advisor and institution that the fellow has made satisfactory academic progress toward a doctoral degree in one of the supported science or engineering disciplines.

What does it cover? NDSEG Fellowships 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). Persons with disabilities may be considered for additional allowances to offset special educational expenses.

Selection Criteria: The evaluation of applicants is based on review of their entire online application, including academic records, personal statements, recommendations, and GRE scores. The top applications that are ranked by the evaluation panel are then forwarded on to the Department of Defense. The DoD then selects applicants to receive NDSEG Fellowships based on an assessment of the applicants‡ academic ability in fields of interest to the DoD.

Notification: Official award notification is sent via email by mid April 2015. Award winners are expected to accept or reject the offer within one week of official notification.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 December 2014.

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