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General requirements

Applicants to the NGFP must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be eligible for security clearance based on position requirements (see below for more detail)
  • Have a career interest in U.S. and global nuclear security
  • Demonstrate maturity, good judgment, and self-motivation
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in an integrated and diverse environment

Education requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, OR
  • Have completed a graduate degree program within 12 months prior to the application deadline (see Schedule), AND
  • Have a final and current cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 in the graduate degree program

Some participants may be able to take advantage of the tuition reimbursement benefit and choose to continue their graduate studies during their term.

Desirable academic or professional experience:

Policy emphasis

  • International relations
  • Nonproliferation studies
  • Political science
  • Security studies
  • Public administration
  • Public policy
  • Accounting
  • Finance/Project management
  • Engineering management

Technical Emphasis:

  • Nuclear science/engineering
  • Radiation/health physics
  • Radiochemistry
  • Chemical sciences
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Industrial or occupational hygiene
  • Other engineering and science

Desirable Skills and Expertise:

  • Combined policy and technical background
  • Experience in program management and budgeting

Security Clearance:

Individuals will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements including demonstration of non-use of federally illegal drugs for 12 consecutive months prior to submission for request. For more information, visit the Security Clearance page.

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Additional Resources

Application Schedule

Accepting applications Spring 2018.

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program Brochure

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