Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Energy has slated $12.5 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support at least 80 graduate fellowships for U.S. students pursuing advanced degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering.
To be awarded in early 2010, the goal of the newly created Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship program is to encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate degrees in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering, and environmental and computer sciences. Each fellowship award will be $50,500 per year for three years to provide support for tuition, living expenses, research materials and travel to research conferences.
“Training the next generation of U.S. scientists and engineers is critical to our future energy security and economic competitiveness,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu, in a statement. “This Fellowship is part of the Administration’s effort to encourage students to direct their talents towards careers in science and our nation’s next technology revolution.”
To be eligible for the Fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently a first or second year graduate student enrolled at a U.S. academic institution, or an undergraduate senior who will be enrolled as a first year graduate student by the fall of 2010.
Applicants must be pursuing graduate study and research in the physical, biological, engineering and computational sciences. Interested students can apply online at: www.scied.science.doe.gov/SCGF.html.
Applicants may begin submitting applications on September 30, 2009. Deadline is November 30, 2009.