Robert R. Wilson

Robert R. Wilson Fellows Program in Detail

The Robert R. Wilson Fellowship was established in honor of the first Fermilab Director, Robert R. Wilson, to provide support of independent research for especially promising young scientists in the areas of experimental particle physics.

The fellowships are awarded to those who have demonstrated unusual scientific abilities at an early stage of their careers and who are expected to have a significant impact in particle physics. It is expected that new fellows will have had at least two years of post-doctoral experience following the completion of a PhD in experimental physics.

Fellows will work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of their choice. Fermilab has a broad research program in experimental physics. Support for research activities during the fellowship period will be provided by the appropriate Fermilab department.

Applications for Wilson Fellowships are considered once per year, usually in the fall. Information about this year's application deadline, as well as details about the application requirements, are available here.

The selection process takes some time. After all application materials are received, the selection process will begin. The Wilson Fellowship committee will review the applications and select several candidates for interviews. Interviews typically take place in the Winter. The announcement of new fellowships will occur in the following Spring. The starting date for Wilson Fellowships is somewhat flexible, but new fellows normally begin their positions during the following summer.