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About EM Graduate Fellowship Program

The EM Graduate Fellowship Program (EMGFP), under the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program, is designed to provide science and engineering students and graduates from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) an opportunity for training and mentorship in targeted technical areas of interest and needs of the DOE-EM workforce.

Technical Areas of Interest for the fellowship will span across a range of topics, including:

  • Environmental Remediation and Stewardship
  • Nuclear Materials Processing and Disposition
  • Cyber Security
  • Advance Manufacturing
  • Climate Change
  • Deactivation & Decommissioning
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence

The desired outcome of the program is to develop exceptional graduate students into future leaders who pursue careers at the DOE, DOE National Laboratories, DOE Contractors, other federal agencies, or STEM related industry.

The year-long, paid fellowship will:

  • Offer specialized training, leadership development, and professional networking.
  • Provide extensive interaction and collaboration with leading DOE National Laboratory researchers, scientists, and engineers.
  • Provide hands-on field research experience that could lead to a potential career opportunity within the DOE Complex.
  • Stimulate the potential for an increase of minority students entering STEM careers at the graduate level.


General Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be eligible for security clearance based on position requirements.
  • Must have earned or be working towards a STEM degree
  • Must have graduated from or be enrolled at a Minority Serving Institution

Education Requirements

  1. Must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application AND have a current cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


  1. Must have completed a graduate degree program AND must have a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Undergraduate cumulative GPA will be considered for applicants who have not officially started their graduate program.

Master’s In Progress participants will be expected to prioritize the GFP work assignment and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. It is highly encouraged that Master’s In Progress Fellows enroll in evening, virtual, and/or weekend courses while participating in the GFP. 

Important Dates

December 31st, 2022 - Application Deadline

June 1st, 2023 - Fellowship Start Date

May 31st, 2024 - Fellowship End Date

What will I receive?

  • Salary based on academic level
  • Training and Associated Travel Allotment
  • Onboarding incentive
  • Professional trips allotment
  • Comprehensive benefits for limited term employees
  • Engagement with DOE-EM
  • Professional development and networking opportunities