Graduate Funding Information Service

July 25, 2022

National Nuclear Security Administration – National Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline: October 7, 2022

National Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to provide students with training and practical experience that achieve the NNSA mission. Applicants must be within eighteen months of receiving their degree to be eligible to apply for the upcoming class.

Fellows receive the following:

  • Annual salary ($53,300 Master’s in Progress, $60,000 Post Master’s, $70,500 Post Doc)
  • Hiring incentive: $4,000 (taxed)
  • Training, professional development, and networking opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement (criteria apply)
  • $10,000 travel/training allotment
  • Comprehensive benefits package


  • U.S. citizens eligible for a security clearance
  • Be matriculated/enrolled in a graduate degree program at an accredited college or university at the time of application OR
  • Have completed a graduate degree program within 18 months (i.e., after April 7, 2021) prior to the application deadline AND
  • Have a final and current cumulative GPA of at least 3.00/4.00 in the graduate degree program
  • Available to work full time for the duration of the one-year fellowship (June 2023 to June 2024).

Fellowships span the NNSA mission, including

  • Nonproliferation. Fellows collaborate with international partners, key federal agencies, national laboratories, and the private sector to detect, secure, and dispose of dangerous nuclear and radiological material and related weapons of mass destruction technology and expertise.
  • Stockpile Stewardship. Fellows work to ensure the nation sustains a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent through the application of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing. The central mission includes maintaining the active stockpile, life extension programs, and weapons dismantlement.
  • Infrastructure and Oversight. Fellows contribute to the secure production and laboratory infrastructure that meet immediate and long-term needs. This work includes the people, systems, and processes necessary to succeed in the acquisition of mission capabilities, products, and services.

Click here for more information, including how to apply.