NNIS Application Procedures

 Eligibility

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 2021.  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 2020 – February 2021.  The USCA Special Programs, Charleston Office must receive all parts of the application by February 15, 2021. USCA will not process late and/or incomplete applications.  Please include the Fellowship program name on all correspondence. GRE scores are required for a complete application. GRE scores earned before 2011 will not be accepted.

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)
        GRE scores are waived for the 2021 application cycle

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
PO Box 1026
Johns Island, South Carolina 29457
843-614-6421 fax
nicoleh@usca.edu

UPS/Fed Ex/DHL address:
USCA, Special Programs, Charleston Office
2860 Maybank Highway
#1026 (You must use the pound/hashtag sign)
Johns Island, SC 29455