The FY2024 NDSEG Fellowship Program Application Period is now closed. Applications are currently under review. If you are an applicant, you can track the status of your application by logging in to the NDSEG portal.

The next application cycle for FY2025 is yet to be announced.


For more information on the FY2024 application visit

Questions related to applications should be directed to

Since program inception, over 4,700 fellowships have been awarded and over 70,000 applications received. DoD plans to award new three-year graduate fellowships each fiscal year (subject to the availability of funds) to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.

We encourage you to explore our site and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Program Objectives

  • Increase the number of U.S. citizens or nationals trained in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance

  • Develop continuing relationships with recipients and the sponsoring military services; each service is responsible for mentoring and interacting with its selected awardees

  • Attract science and engineering baccalaureate graduates to pursue doctorates in DoD mission related research areas from U.S. institutions