National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

Overview

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program awards over 100 fellowships each year to graduate students in the fields of science and engineering. Fellows may choose any accredited institution of higher education in the United States offering doctoral degrees in science or engineering. The tenure of the award is 36 months cumulatively, beginning in the fall of the year the fellowship is awarded. The evaluation of candidates will be based on all available evidence of ability, including academic records, recommendations regarding each applicant’s qualifications and the score obtained on the GRE. The award includes full payment of tuition and required fees. In addition, fellows receive a stipend to cover related living expenses.

Deadline

December

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies or have completed no more than two years of full-time graduate study in the discipline in which they are applying.
  • Applicants must be in one of 15 supported disciplines:
    • Aeronautical and astronautical engineering
    • Biosciences
    • Chemical engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil engineering
    • Cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences
    • Computer and computational sciences
    • Electrical engineering
    • Geosciences
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Naval architecture and ocean engineering
    • Oceanography
    • Physics

How to Apply

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart

Past Award Recipients at UB

Year

Name

Award

Field(s) of Study

Hometown

Graduate School

2016

Matthew Falcone

Honorable Mention

    Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Cheektowaga, NY

University of Colorado, Boulder

2012

Esther Buckwalter

Recipient

Environmental Engineering

Alfred Station, NY

Eastern Kentucky University

2011

Kristina Blank

Honorable Mention

Social Science Interdisciplinary

Craryville, NY

University of Washington

2009

Christopher Llop

Recipient

Electrical Engineering

East Amherst, NY

University of California, Berkeley

2008

Aaron Krolikowski

Recipient

Political Science and Social Science Interdisciplinary

Glenwood, NY

University of Oxford

2007

Kelly Miller

Recipient




2006

Peter Rizzo

Recipient

English

Tonawanda, NY

Cornell, NY