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 2020.  Candidates with dual citizenship must notify the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA), Special Programs, Charleston Office.  It is the policy of DOE and its program administrators, the South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF) and 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 2019 – February 2020.  The USCA Special Programs, Charleston Office must receive all parts of the application by February 1, 2020.  GRE scores are required for a complete application. GRE scores earned before 2009 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
  • 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 this website.  If you are unable to submit the application electronically, please contact Nicole Huchet at (843) 793-1079 or via Email

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

USCA, Special Programs, Charleston Office
125A Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29412
843-647-7741 fax