Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering

This program is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for doctoral level employees for the development of science and engineering technology as it pertains to naval nuclear propulsion. The program will assist in preparing students for roles in naval nuclear propulsion and will support the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the Fellows. The technical areas with greatest interest include reactor physics, nuclear materials science and engineering, radiation shielding technology, thermal hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics, acoustic technology, and artificial intelligence technology.

The application cycle for 2022 is now closed.

Program Sponsors

Prepared for: U.S. Department of Energy, Naval Reactors Division
By: Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Bettis Laboratory and Knolls Laboratory
This program description was prepared under Grant Number DE-NE0000393 between The U.S. Department of Energy and the South Carolina Universities Research & Education Foundation.

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