National Security Education Center (NSEC)Seaborg Institute
Bringing new ideas to long-standing challenges in transactinium science

Summer Research Fellows

The Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowship project advertises nationally to recruit outstanding graduate students from research universities across the nation to work in critical skills areas.

Research Fellowships are 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.

What you should know:

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 asked to participate in a 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.

The program is sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security and the G. T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science.

Application Procedure


Contact us

Professional Staff Assistant
Susan Ramsay
(505) 665-0858

Franz Freibert
(505) 667-6879

Deputy Director
Ping Yang
(505) 667-5620