Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Supports doctoral work in the sciences and engineering

The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship supports full-time study leading to a Ph.D. in the physical, computer, and life sciences, mathematics or engineering.

The program fosters a community of energetic and committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but share a common interest in using computing in their research.

The fellowship includes tuition and fees for up to four years plus a stipend of $36,000 and the opportunity to complete a practicum at a DOE laboratory.

Deadline Information

Application deadline for both tracks (by 5:00 pm CST): Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who are planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university.  Graduating fourth-year students in the College and first-year graduate students in engineering and in the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences are eligible to apply.

Measured at the time of application, eligibility will be extended to:

  1. Undergraduate seniors
  2. Applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school
  3. First-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree)
  4. Enrolled M.S. degree students beyond their first year provided that they plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at: 1) a different academic institution, OR 2) in a different academic department
  5. Applicants with no more than M.S. degrees who are not currently enrolled AND who will not have been enrolled in graduate school for two years prior to resuming graduate studies
  6. First-year Ph.D. students with an M.S. degree provided that they 1) completed the M.S. degree within two years at a different academic institution, 2) completed the M.S. degree within two years in a different academic department, OR 3) prior to current enrollment, they had not been enrolled in graduate school for at least two years

Application Process

The annual DOE CSGF application process typically begins in the fall with the opening of the online application. It concludes the following spring when formal acceptance is required of those selected to comprise the newest class of fellows.

Once open, the online application is composed of 16 individual sections which can be completed in any order and over multiple visits to the secure site. A check list has been incorporated for easy tracking of progress toward completion as well as a mechanism to track the status of the applicant’s reference letter submissions, transcripts, etc.

Beginning with the 2018-19 incoming class, the DOE CSGF will accept doctoral students engaged in traditional, application-focused computational science research and those pursuing applied mathematics, statistics or computer science research enabling the use of emerging high-performance computing (HPC) systems without a specific application.

Those planning on applying to the traditional DOE CSGF track should apply here.

Those who fit the Math/Computer Science Track description should apply here.