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The Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for appropriately trained personnel for the maintenance and development of science and engineering technology as it pertains to naval nuclear propulsion.

The program will assist in preparing students for roles in naval nuclear propulsion and will support the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the fellows.

The program is open to all individuals who will be starting graduate studies or graduate students who are currently enrolled in a qualified course of study (see Qualified Academic Areas). The award is limited to 48 months maximum for doctoral candidates. Awards may be limited to less time than the maximum in some situations.

The technical areas with greatest interest include reactor physics, nuclear materials science and engineering, radiation shielding technology, thermal hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, and acoustic technology. The principal emphasis is on students seeking doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering or closely related fields.

The application is due January 31, 2020. For more information, visit the South Carolina Universities Research & Education Foundation website.