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Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGF)

Program Name
Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship Program (NFGFP)
 
Description
The NFGFP provides support to graduate students pursing doctoral degrees in nuclear, geochemical, and other disciplines directly related to nuclear forensics. This program aims to develop the next generation of highly qualified scientists to meet U.S. Government needs for nuclear forensics expertise and to build a viable student career path in nuclear forensics. Fellows gain unique, hands-on experience through two 10-week laboratory practicums at a Department of Energy national laboratory, Department of Defense laboratory or federal agency conducting research related to technical nuclear forensics, and close interaction with technical and policy experts throughout the nuclear forensics community.
 
Program Length
12-month initial appointment renewable for up to a total of 60 months or five years.
 
Component
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
 
Location
22 participating universities nationwide
 
Salary
In addition to tuition, which is paid directly to the university, each fellow will receive a monthly stipend of $2,400. The monthly stipend increases by $500 (prorated) while the fellow is on a practicum assignment.
 
Eligibility Requirements
To be considered, an applicant must:
  • Be a graduate student with an undergraduate degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering;
  • Be pursuing or planning to pursue doctoral study in specialties directly relevant to technical nuclear forensics, which include but are not limited to radiochemistry, geochemistry, nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, materials science, and analytical chemistry; and
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
Application Deadline
The application period for the 2013-2014 academic year is now closed.  The competition cycle for the 2014-2015 academic year begins November 2013.
 
Application Requirements and How to Apply
A:pplicants are required to submit:
  • Online application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • GRE scores
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
Who to Contact for Additional Information
NFGFP is administered by the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF).  Visit the NFGFP program page for more information.

For all other inquiries, email ntnfc@hq.dhs.gov, with “NFGFP” in the subject line.
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