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Division of Graduate Education

NSF-Navy Civilian Service Fellowship-Scholarship Program

This program has been archived.
Name Email Phone Room
Debasish  Dutta (703) 292-8630  875  
Ernest  McDuffie (703) 696-6816   

Potential PIs are encouraged to contact Dr. Deba Dutta, Acting Director, Division of Graduate Education, 703-292-7415) at NSF to discuss details of the program. Those seeking help with identifying potential Navy partners should contact Dr. Ernest McDuffie, Deputy Director, N-Star (, 703-696-6816) at ONR.


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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.




The NSF-Navy Civilian Service (NNCS) Fellowship-Scholarship Program is collaboration between the National Science Foundation and Department of the Navy (DoN) to develop domestic science and engineering talent with emphasis on enhancing interest in the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE). The program will form partnerships between university researchers and Navy R&D Centers. This program invites university PI’s who are currently supported by an NSF award from the Engineering (ENG) directorate, and who have grants from an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), Science and Technology Center (STC), Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT), or Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) to apply.  NSF will be primarily responsible for administering the proposal processing, review and the post-award management of this program. The DoN will provide input on the selection of panelists for reviewing proposals. The DoN will be primarily responsible for administering the role of the Navy participants.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows . This program supports students at the bachelors, masters, or doctoral levels in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who agree to commit to spending a year as a civilian employee at a Naval R&D Center for each year of support received.


Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

NSF-Navy Civilian Service Fellowship-Scholarship Program Dear Colleague Letter

Areas of Technical Interest to the Navy and Contact Information

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program