The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship


The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA LRGF) is currently accepting applications through March 17, 2021.

The DOE NNSA LRGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to U.S. citizens pursuing degrees in fields relevant to the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear stockpile − namely engineering and applied sciences, physics, materials, and mathematics and computational science. Fellowships include at least two 12-week research residencies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, or the Nevada National Security Site. Fellows are encouraged to extend these residencies to carry out thesis research and other studies at the DOE NNSA facilities.

Renewable up to four years, the fellowship is open to U.S. citizens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university; second-year (or later) graduate students may apply. Benefits include a $36,000 yearly stipend, payment of full tuition and required fees, yearly program review participation and an annual professional development allowance.

You’ll find application details and a downloadable poster here, and we encourage you to read more about the pursuits of fellows via our annual Stewardship Science publication here. A comprehensive FAQ and specifics regarding submission components and required supporting materials can be accessed via the application portal.

As always, we thank you for your support of the DOE NNSA LRGF, and we welcome the opportunity to answer questions ahead of the March 17 application deadline.