About the position
The DOE NNSA LRGF provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to U.S. citizens pursuing degrees in fields relevant to the stewardship of the nation’s nuclear stockpile − namely engineering and applied sciences, physics, materials, and mathematics and computational science. Fellowships include at least two 12-week research residencies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, or the Nevada National Security Site. Fellows are encouraged to extend these residencies to carry out thesis research and other studies at the DOE NNSA facilities.
- Transcripts: Request an official transcript from each university or college you have attended, including your current fall transcript. Documents should be mailed directly to the Krell Institute or sent via the university’s electronic transcript delivery service. The latter option is preferred if available.
- Lab Mentor Letter: Your lab mentor is the NNSA facility employee who will direct your activities during the fellowship’s residency period and your application must include a letter from this individual. In part, his or her submission will demonstrate understanding of the proposed project, address a plan for training and mentoring, and describe present/past interaction with you and/or your advisor. Follow online system prompts to request this letter from your lab mentor. Once notified, he/she will receive a personalized link from which to upload his/her file for inclusion in your application.
- Advisor Letter: Your graduate advisor plays a critical role in the application process. He/she will be asked to submit a letter of reference detailing your merits specific to the fellowship AND outlining his/her planned involvement during the laboratory residency period. Follow online system prompts to request this letter from your advisor. Once notified, he/she will receive a personalized link from which to upload his/her file for inclusion in your application.
- University Residency Policy: Under separate cover, your advisor must speak to or reference the university’s residency policy specific to off-campus experiences of up to six months. Follow online system prompts to request this letter from your advisor. Once notified, he/she will receive a personalized link from which to upload his/her file for addition to your application.
- Additional Reference Letters: Follow online system prompts to identify two additional references and to request a letter of support from each. Once notified, each reference will receive a personalized link from which to upload his/her file for inclusion in your application.
Renewable up to four years, the fellowship is open to U.S. citizens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university; second-year (or later) graduate students may apply. Benefits include a $38,000 yearly stipend, payment of full tuition and required fees, yearly program review participation and an annual professional development allowance.
How to apply
Application materials can be uploaded and submitted via application portal.
- Confirmation: You will receive an email confirming that your application was submitted. Please contact us if you do not receive an email within 24 hours. Print the completed application and keep a copy for your files.
- Application Status: You can check your application’s status via the online system at any time, even after final submission.
- Application Deadline: Online applications are due March 16, 2022. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm that Krell has received the application and all supporting materials by the stated deadline.