The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC’s goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool, including women and minorities. The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is open to all American citizens and provides a $20,000 annual stipend. Fellows hold a research or teaching assistantship, take one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, and form relationships with a mentor and their sponsor.
DEED student research grants/internships through the American Public Power Association (APPA) support students studying in energy-related disciplines, increase awareness of career opportunities in public power, and provide assistance to DEED member utility sponsors. Each year, up to ten $4,000 student research grants and internships are awarded to students conducting research on an energy-related project. Students must be sponsored by a DEED member utility and are required to write an abstract and final report at the completion of the project.
The NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP) is an agency-wide fellowship program (also called GSRP Training Grants) for graduate study leading to master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. This twelve-month award requires students to participate in a 10-week NASA Headquarters or Center-based research experience at HQ or a center extending the GSRP Fellowship. The program in 2012 will support approximately 67 renewal graduate students. NASA scientists and engineers evaluate renewal applications on the basis of academic transcripts, research proposals, faculty advisor recommendations, and the proposed utilization of NASA center or university research facilities.
Fellows in the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program are using high performance computing to better understand fundamental properties of the world and universe around us, and to solve complex problems in areas of national importance, such as climate change and sustainable energy sources. Funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet U.S. workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. Fellowship students represent diverse scientific and engineering disciplines but the common thread is their use of mathematical and computing techniques for their research. The program is available to senior undergraduates and doctoral students.