Given the outbreak of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Situation, AFOSR would like to support all NDSEG Fellows in taking the necessary precautions.

Fellows Institutions: Fellows should follow their institutions policies. Please inform Systems Plus of your institutions policy through the end of the academic year. Identify impacts (if any) to your coursework and/or research and send an email to for review.

Fellow Travel: All fellow travel has been cancelled from 16 Mar - 11 May 20 to align with AFMC guidance Coronavirus policy. If the dates need to be extended a revised policy will be issued. If there have been incurred costs please submit to Systems Plus at for review.

The FY2021 NDSEG application period will open on 3 August 2020, and will close on 4 December 2020. Please wait until the application period has begun to attempt to create an account.

The DoD NDSEG Fellowship Program, established in 1989 by direction of Congress and sponsored by the Army, Navy, and Air Force, serves as a means of increasing the number of United States citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. This program is designed to encourage Baccalaureate recipients to enter Graduate school and ultimately gain Doctorates which align to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development.

Since program inception, over 4,000 fellowships have been awarded and over 60,000 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