Jefferson Lab EIC Fellowships


2020 Fellowship Recipients

2019 Fellowship Recipients

2018 Fellowship Recipients

The Electron-Ion Collider Center at Jefferson Lab is pleased to announce opportunities for graduate and post-doctoral fellowships.

These fellowships will be awarded for a period of one year to fund EIC-related research, including innovations to maximize scientific output of the EIC and studies to expedite both scientific and experimental readiness for EIC operations. The areas of research include theory, simulations, detectors, and computing, and fellows are encouraged to spend at least half their fellowship year on site at Jefferson Lab. Each graduate fellowship will provide the awardee’s home institution with a $13,000 stipend. For postdoctoral fellows, $36,000 will be provided. Limited travel support is also available during the fellowship period. The awardee’s home institute must agree to provide the remaining support for the awardees.  

Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in a relevant doctoral program. Postdocs must have a full-time position with a relevant university or laboratory research program. The awardees must devote at least half of their time for the proposed research during the fellowship period. The awardees may not concurrently hold another major full-time fellowship or internship.  The award is limited to one year. 

To apply, a research plan for the duration of the fellowship must be provided according to the guidance provided below. The plan should be written by the applicant together with their university or laboratory advisor. The plan should contain clear goals and deliverable to be accomplished by the end of the Fellowship. The staff of EIC Center at JLab will also assist in guiding the Fellows.

The applications will be evaluated by a committee according to the following criteria:

  • Merit and quality of proposed research
  • Relevance of the proposed research to the Electron-Ion Collider
  • Likelihood that the proposed research can be successfully accomplished within the Fellowship period.
  • Letters of recommendation.

The following application materials are due by May 1, 2020.

  • Proposed research plan as described above. Maximum 3 pages with 11-point type.
  • CV of the candidate
  • Letters of recommendation 
    • Graduate Student applicant: One recommendation letter from their graduate research advisor.
    • Post-doctoral applicant: One recommendation letter from their supervisor or sponsor, and at least one additional letter

The application materials should be sent by email to Brittany Kelly by the deadline. The selections have made and the awardies have been notified. Though the start date of the fellowship is negotiable; projects should start as soon as mutual agreeably. 

Inquiries about the fellowship program should be directed to: Douglas Higinbotham (