National Physical Science Consortium
The National Physical Science Consortium 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.
The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique. It is open to all American citizens, lasts for up to six years, provides an expense allowance, covers tuition, allows a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship, includes one or two paid summer internships with a government agency, and provides a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens accepted at a participating NPSC-member university or college and progress through a full-time study program leading to a graduate degree in the physical sciences or related engineering fields. Although the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.