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The Peoples Fellowship was created at Fermilab with the goal of attracting outstanding accelerator scientists early in their careers, both to enhance Fermilab’s capabilities in accelerator science and related technologies, and to train and develop the accelerator scientists and technologists who will carry our field forward in the future. The Peoples Fellows program targets entry-level accelerator physicists, specialists in accelerator technologies, and high energy physics post-doctoral researchers who wish to embark on a new career in accelerator physics or technology

Peoples Fellows have extraordinary latitude in choosing their research activities and are provided with significant research support. Current areas of research that are of interest at FNAL include (but are not limited to): stochastic and electron cooling, high intensity proton beams, high intensity neutrino sources, muon storage rings, superconducting magnets, superconducting RF, linear colliders, high luminosity hadron colliders, beam-beam effects and their compensation, accelerator controls and feedback, and computational physics and modeling.

Fermilab seeks Peoples Fellows candidates with outstanding credentials who have the potential to be leaders of the field.


Candidates must either:

  • Have received within the prior three years a Ph.D. in accelerator physics or accelerator-related technology. Post-doctoral experience is not required.


  • Have received within the prior five years a Ph.D. in high energy physics or a related field. Candidates are normally expected to have at least three years of post-doctoral experience in high energy physics or a related field.

Term of Appointment

The initial term of the Fellowship for candidates with less than two years postdoc experience, is an initial four year appointment, eligible to be considered for a second three-year term. For candidates with two or more years of postdoc experience, the term is an initial three year appointment, eligible to be considered for a second two-year term.