Application Procedure

Research Fellowships will be offered in Nuclear and Radiochemistry and Actinide Science.


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summer student

Application Procedure

Nationwide search for 8-10 outstanding student candidates

We are pleased to announce a nationwide search for 8-10 outstanding graduate student candidates to participate in the Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowships Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security and the G. T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science.

Research Fellowships will be offered in two major areas

  • Nuclear and Radiochemistry - Nuclear forensics, homeland security, nuclear medicine, isotope production, nuclear physics, and related areas.

  • Actinide Science - F-element chemistry and physics, spectroscopy, surface science, materials science, metallurgy, and related areas.

Fellowships generally run 10-12 weeks, and give students an opportunity to join Los Alamos scientists in independent research projects that can contribute to their thesis or advanced degree. While at Los Alamos, Research Fellows are encouraged to attend our weekly lecture series on a wide variety of current research topics presented by Los Alamos experts. Students are expected to present their research results at a poster session at the end of the summer experience.

Application Procedure

The complete application package will include:

Complete the attached application form and submit your application and supporting documents by email to

Supporting documents (CV, letters of recommendation, etc.) may be submitted separately; please include the applicant name  in the subject email when submitting supporting documents.

If unable to email, please contact for alternate submission methods.

The deadline for applications is October 29, 2018*

*We welcome qualified applicants of all nationalities.


Students must be enrolled full-time at the time of application.  Selection will be made on the basis of the applicant’s academic record, recommendation letters, and research interests.


Students are paid a competitive salary based on Laboratory guidelines.  Graduate student temporary employee salaries are based on the number of academic school years completed. More information can be found on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s education page »

Living Accommodations

Living accommodations and arrangements are the responsibility of the Research Fellow.  Housing in Los Alamos is limited and summer housing options fill quickly.  It is recommended that you begin researching housing options as soon as possible.  View Los Alamos National Laboratory housing options »