Financial Support – US NRC-Sponsored Graduate Fellowship

The Schools of Health Sciences, Nuclear Engineering, and Materials Engineering are pleased to announce a US NRC sponsored graduate fellowship available to selected applicants who have submitted their applications to the graduate programs (including PhD and MSc) in Health Physics or Medical Physics at the School of Health Sciences or in the School of Nuclear Engineering or the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. This fellowship provides a stipend of $25,230 per year and is renewable for a second year, provided that the student makes satisfactory progress in his or her academic program and research and is contingent on available funding. The application for the NRC-sponsored fellowship is separate from and in addition to the application for graduate school. The deadline to apply for this fellowship is December.15, 2017 for the Fall 2018 semester. Please contact Prof. Jason Harris (jtharris@purdue.edu) in the School of Health Sciences, Prof. Allen Garner (algarner@purdue.edu) in the School of Nuclear Engineering or Prof. Maria Okuniewski (mokuniew@purdue.edu) in the School of Materials Engineering if you have any questions regarding this fellowship. Listed below is some detailed information about the fellowship.

A. Fellowship Benefits:

  1. Stipend of $2,100 per month for graduate students (PhD or MS) students;
  2. $7,324 in tuition and fees;
  3. $1,600 in travel for attendance to a professional meeting or conference (pending sponsor approval)

B. Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  1. US citizens or lawful US permanent residents;
  2. Have applied for admission to the Purdue University Graduate Program with a degree objective of a MSc or PhD in either the School of Health Sciences, the School of Nuclear Engineering, or the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University;
  3. Undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher;
  4. Willing to commit to working 6 months in the nuclear industry for every year or partial year of support on the NRC Fellowship. The “nuclear industry” is defined as follows:
                  “NRC, other Federal agencies, State agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, nuclear-related industry, or academia in the recipients’ sponsored fields of study.”

C. To apply:

Please complete and submit the attached application (with materials listed below) to Prof. Jason Harris (jtharris@purdue.edu) in the School of Health Sciences, or Prof. Allen Garner (algarner@purdue.edu) in the School of Nuclear Engineering or Prof. Maria Okuniewski (mokuniew@purdue.edu) in the School of Materials Engineering. The application for the US NRC-sponsored fellowship is separate from and in addition to the application package you submitted to the Purdue University Graduate Program:

  1. Completed application 
  2. A copy of your resume;
  3. Unofficial transcript;
  4. Names of 3 references along with their contact information;
  5. A comprehensive statement expressing your educational goals, personal philosophy, interest in working in the nuclear industry, and motivation for applying for the Fellowship. Any prior nuclear experience (research, internships, co-ops, etc.) should be included;
  6. Completed and signed Service Agreement found at http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/grants/scholarship-svc-agreement.pdf

The applicants will first be evaluated by the respective graduate programs in both schools. Once accepted to the Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or Materials Engineering graduate programs, the applicants who submitted additional documents for the fellowship will be evaluated by a review committee specifically established for this fellowship.

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