NNIS Application Procedures


This fellowship is open to all U.S. Citizens about to enroll in, or currently enrolled in a qualified course of study at a participating university with at least one full year of graduate work remaining at the beginning of September 2017.  Candidates with dual citizenship must notify USCA.  It is the policy of DOE and its program administrators, the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF) and the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA), to recruit and nominate participants without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, or special disabled or Veteran status.

Application Deadline

The current competition cycle for this program is from November 2016 – February 2017.  The USCA Sponsored Research Office must receive all parts of the application by February 1, 2017. GRE scores are required for a complete application. Scores earned before November 2007 will not be accepted.  USCA will not process late and/or incomplete applications.  Please include the fellowship program name on all correspondence.

A complete application includes the following components:

  • Application Form
  • Three (3) References – Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent directly from the university registrar)
  • GRE scores (GRE code 5949 – scores must be sent directly from ETS)

NNIS Program Application & Other Forms

Submit NNIS Application & Reference Forms electronically.

*Applicants should submit applications and reference forms electronically through the SCUREF website.  If you are unable to submit the application electronically, please contact Nicole Huchet at (843) 793-1079 or via Email

Transcripts should be send directly from the university registrar by fax, mail, or email to:

USCA, Sponsored Research Office
125A Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 101
Charleston, SC 29412
843-647-7741 fax