Fermilab offers Intensity Frontier Fellowships to outstanding researchers in the areas of neutrino physics, muon physics, and other topics in the Intensity Frontier. We seek researchers with a doctorate in particle or nuclear physics who will use the resources available at Fermilab to make a major contribution to the Intensity Frontier Program being pursued at the laboratory. Fellows will receive funding to pursue novel concepts that enhance the current program at Fermilab, and allow enhanced participation in current and future Fermilab experimental and theory efforts. The fellowships provide the ability for researchers to spend significant time at Fermilab, with the goal of expanding and sustaining an intellectual center of excellence within the laboratory.
There are three tracks for the fellowship:
- Track 1: Support for experimental or theoretical researchers wishing to pursue novel concepts with Fermilab scientific staff to enhance or strengthen the current program at Fermilab.
- Track 2: Support for researchers transitioning from outside the field of the Intensity Frontier, eg from the Energy Frontier, Cosmic Frontier, Nuclear Physics, etc.
- Track 3: Support for researchers who play a critical role in experiment operations.
- Ph.D. in Experimental or Theoretical Particle or Nuclear Physics.
- Successful candidates will be resident at Fermilab for 50 percent or more of the duration of the fellowship.
- During the requested award period, candidates must be employed by a U.S. or non-U.S. institution for at least six months after the end of the fellowship.. Retirees and Fermilab employees are not eligible.
Further details and suggestions for applicants:
- Applications are reviewed by a committee (click here to see the current committee members).
- Term: 6 months to 1 year, starting no earlier than March 17, 2023.
- Renewable to maximum of 2 years, with new proposal.
- Financial support: up to 50 percent of researcher’s total current compensation, reimbursed to the researcher’s home institution, with remainder of salary paid by researcher’s home institution. Award levels are made consistent with available funding.
- Awards may include a travel budget to enable regular trips to remote experimental locations when appropriate, and to conferences to present work.
- The research proposal should clearly identify the Fellowship Track (1, 2 or 3), and with whom the applicant will be collaborating with at Fermilab.
- A financial plan and a travel plan must be included in the application.
- At least two letters of support must be included in the application for tracks 1 and 2. At least one letter should come from a Fermilab collaborator.