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National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship


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. 


Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree.

National Application Deadline

Early December

There is no institutional nomination required, but you are encouraged to take advantage of CC's many resources to strengthen your application. About 200 awards annually.


Jim Ebersole
Jim Ebersole 
Professor of Organismal Biology & Ecology