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National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Program

Through the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) NNSA Graduate Program (NGP), Fellows work on programs designed to counter nuclear proliferation and maintain nuclear security. Administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, this 12-month, full-time, salaried fellowship program provides participants with specialized training and practical experience on projects and initiatives that contribute to a safer world. In addition to gaining valuable experience working with federal government programs, participants have opportunities to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as other government agencies, national laboratories, and non-governmental organizations.

Applications for the Class of 2014 are now open. Deadline is October 21, 2013.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are opportunities for professional development and public service. They are operated by AAAS as part of its mandate to .advance science and serve society.. The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by involving scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to engage their knowledge and analytical skills while learning first-hand about policymaking and implementation at the federal level; and to build leadership for a strong S&T enterprise that benefits all people. This is accomplished by developing the capacity of scientists and engineers to effectively inform individuals and institutions that influence and determine policies, regulations and funding.

There are 10 different policy fellowship programs and each offers a distinct range of experiences. Applicants may apply for up to two fellowship program areas. Applications for the 2014-15 fellowship year are now being accepted. The deadline is Friday, November 1, 2013.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that is in a field within the National Science Foundation.s (NSF's) mission and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,700 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds.

NSF is now soliciting applications for the GRFP until the various deadlines November 4-8th, 2013.

Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program

ANS is a full participant in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program, with guaranteed support for two students. ANS-sponsored students must be student members of the Society.

The WISE Program is co-sponsored by several professional engineering societies and the National Science Foundation. The Program is open to students in engineering or technology and policy programs who are in their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or in graduate school. Approximately 15 outstanding students are selected in a nation-wide competition to spend 10 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C., led by a faculty member-in-residence.

During their internship they attend a series of seminars to learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. Each intern also completes an independent research project and paper dealing with a technology policy issue. Interns are housed at George Washington University at the expense of the WISE Program, and receive a stipend for the summer.

Travel expenses to and from Washington are also defrayed by the Program. Office space for the ANS interns is provided by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Applications for the 2014 WISE Program are now being accepted. The deadline is Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

CFR 2014.2015 International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply. CFR awards approximately two fellowships annually. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. The deadline to apply is January 16, 2015.

Program details, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found online at For more information, please contact or 212.434.9740

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program seeks to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security. Qualified candidates must be junior (non-tenured) faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or predoctoral candidates from any discipline who are working on a nuclear security related issue. The program is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The program awards a stipend of $100,000 for junior (non-tenured) faculty; $75,000 for postdoctoral; and $50,000 for predoctoral fellows. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014.

Program details, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found online at For more information, please contact or 212.434.9740.

National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) Fellowship Program

The National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) was established to strengthen and unify the efforts of U.S. nuclear utilities to improve the performance and professionalism of nuclear plant personnel. It includes the training and educational activities of all U.S. nuclear utilities (the members of the Academy) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). The Academy Fellowship Program provides support to deserving graduate students, particularly those demonstrating a potential for accepting employment in the nuclear utility industry following graduation. INPO provides administrative support for the Academy and administers this fellowship program, which is funded by Academy members. Educational Assistance Program.

The 2013-14 NANT Nuclear Engineering Scholarship Request For Proposals submission deadline has passed. The 2014 application information will be available soon. Contact Audrey C. Cate at for more information.

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

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The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 16th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of a National Academies committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy. An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows. appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

The application period for January 2014 session is now closed. Information on applying for the January 2015 session will be available in summer 2014.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program (DOE SCGF)

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in fundamental research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S who will pursue careers in research critical to the Office of Science mission at DOE laboratories and in academia.

The DOE SCGF is a three-year award, providing partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution.

The application process is now closed.


DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science.s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.

Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms:

  • Summer Term (May through August) - 10 weeks.
  • Fall Term (August through December) - 16 weeks
  • Spring Term (January through May) . 16 weeks

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Internships

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

A flier is located at:

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us at


Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarships

Roy G. Post was the founding chief executive of WM Symposia, the sponsor of the annual international Waste Management conference. The Roy G. Post Foundation is a non-profit organization formed by his students, peers and prot├ęs to provide scholarships to students to develop careers in the safe management of nuclear materials and to participate in the annual WM Symposium.

Full-time students enrolled in secondary educational programs in technical or policy fields with the objective of contributing to the safe management of nuclear materials are eligible for these scholarships.

The Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarships will be presented during the WM2014 Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Scholarship recipients will also enjoy expense-paid participation in the WM2014 Conference.

Applications for 2014 are now open. Deadline is December 13, 2013.

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarships Program

The American Society of Naval Engineers began its scholarship program in 1979 in order to promote the profession of naval engineering and to encourage college students to enter the field. Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, ASNE has since awarded more than 500 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing an education and career in naval engineering.

The application period for the 2013-2014 academic year is closed. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available in October. The deadline to submit applications will be February 28, 2014.

DOE Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards . Cash Award

This program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Fuel Cycle Research and Development recognizes students who have published papers in nuclear-fuel-cycle-related disciplines. This is a not a scholarship or fellowship, but a cash award. Applications for the 2013 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards are now closed. Please check back in January 2014 to apply.

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