Fellowship

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory’s Fellowship Programs prepare science and engineering researchers for the future. Fellowship recipients are able to advance at a top research facility through meaningful science education and research experiences while contributing to the important mission of the Laboratory. Depending on the type of Fellowship and the needs of a specific Fellow, ARL can offer a stipend, health insurance stipend supplement, relocation allowance and travel allowance. Fellowships are provided at all CCDC ARL geographic locations and are made available to both U.S. non-U.S. citizens.

ARL is committed to providing a Fellowship program that maintains a constant influx of new ideas and fresh perspectives that help to keep ARL on the leading edge of science and technology. ARL brings in recent Ph.Ds or Sc.Ds and select undergraduates to conduct high impact basic and applied research under the guidance of an ARL advisor.

ARL Fellowships are managed through two cooperative agreements

Oakridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – less than 5 years post PhD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow – less than 5 years post PhD
  • Senior Fellow – more than 5 years post PhD
  • Short Term Fellow – a Postdoc or Senior Fellow at ARL for up to 20 weeks
  • Journeyman Fellow – non-PhD (holds undergraduate degree; or working on grad degree)
  • Summer Student Experience Program – undergraduate student or non-PhD (holds undergraduate degree; or working on grad degree)

For additional information, visit: http://www.orau.org/arlfellowship/

National Research Council (NRC)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – less than 5 years post PhD
  • Senior Fellow – more than 5 years post PhD
  • Short Term Fellow – a Postdoc or Senior Fellow at ARL for up to 20 weeks
  • Davies Fellow – teaches at USMA and conducts research at ARL
  • ARL Distinguished Fellow – currently being established – a three year program managed and selected by ARL Fellows – awardee will select their own technical research problem

For additional information, visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/rap/

Duration

The program operates year round to provide the Directorates maximum flexibility and ranges from number of weeks to a year. Renewal option is available for most Fellows up to a maximum of three years.

DOD Fellowship Program

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

NDSEG is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering). Participants receive full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend and up to $1K in medical insurance.

  • Duration: Three years
  • Requirements:
    • Students apply via: http://ndseg.asee.org
    • Students must have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering
    • Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DOD interest within one fifteen STEM disciplines