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).
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 nearly 3,400 NDSEG fellowships since the program s inception in 1989. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR E).
Eric Jankowski, NDSEG Fellow
The academic freedom that is enabled by the NDSEG fellowship is invaluable. With this support I ve been able to pursue the projects that I ve found most interesting, not those that have been dictated by someone else s grant. I feel very fortunate – this is the way science is meant to be done!