Program of Study
The program of study (POS) provides the academic knowledge necessary for future success in the stewardship sciences. The fellowship program requires a POS at the university — approved by the academic department — that will provide a solid background in high energy density physics, nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. The major field must fall in one of these categories, and the program of study needs to demonstrate both depth and breadth by including courses in the physical, engineering, mathematical or computer sciences.
Timely completion of the POS is an explicit commitment accepted by students and their advisors. The POS must be completed prior to the start of the third year of the fellowship.
Once a fellow has been accepted into the program, changes to the POS may be made only with the advance consent of the program's advisory committee.
At a Glance: DOE NNSA SSGF Program Benefits
- $36,000 yearly stipend
- Payment of full tuition and required fees
- Annual program review
- $1,000 yearly academic allowance
- 12-week research practicum
- Renewable up to four years