NPC Scholar Program

Spring 2016 Scholars

Fall 2016 Scholars

Click here for the AJO Link to submit a proposal

Fermilab is home to a number of neutrino experiments studying short and long baseline oscillations, neutrino interactions, and neutrino detector R&D, a vibrant theory community and hosts numerous workshops and seminar speakers throughout the year, providing a vibrant atmosphere for collaboration.  This in combination with running experiments on site provides a stimulating environment for those in residence.  The NPC’s fellowship program is envisioned to bring, from the international neutrino community, both experimentalists, working on Fermilab experiments, and neutrino theorists to Fermilab to engage with the neutrino community at the Lab.

For experimentalists, awards will be made for work on hardware or software whereas for theorists the awards will be made for neutrino theory or phenomenology related to the Fermilab neutrino program, interpreted in the broadest possible sense. Fellows who have a specific goal in mind for the duration of their stay will be given priority in funding.

NEXT APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 17, 5PM Central 2017

PERIOD WHEN FUNDS CAN BE USED:  May 1, 2011 through November 1, 2017

The proposals must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Duration: 2 weeks to 6 months
  • The funds awarded by the fellowship must be used within 9 months of the date of the award letter.
  • Awards may include travel, local expenses, a modest equipment budget, and in exceptional circumstances, salary compensation.  A financial plan describing the funding request must be included in the application.
  • Masters students, PhD students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Senior Researchers are all eligible for the Fellowships. All of the above must apply directly except Graduate Students who can apply directly or in conjunction with their thesis advisors.
  • Students and Post Doctoral Fellows should indicate the dates of current and expected terms of employment.
  • At the end of the award period all candidates must be employed by a U.S. or non-U.S. institution, EXCEPT for students and emeritus scientists.
  • Fermilab employees are not eligible to apply for these Fellowships.
  • Guidance for putting together a budget justification can be found at a link here


The following documents are needed to submit a proposal:

    • Research Proposal   (suggested length:  3 pages)
      • This should provide a brief summary of the proposed research project, a budget justification for the funding being requested, and a description of what funding is already being provided by your home institution.  
      • Proposals should include a specific scope of work to be completed during the fellowship, including goals and milestones.  
      • We strongly recommend that a Fermilab-based contact be identified in the proposal.
    • Curriculum Vitae  (suggested length:  2 pages)
      • This should be a 2-page summary of your resume, similar to what is submitted for DOE or NSF funding applications.  You do not need to include every paper that bears your name, for example, but something like a “top 10 papers in terms of your contributions” would be appropriate.
    • Reference Letters
      • Please provide at least one and up to three reference letters.
      • For graduate students and postdoc applicants, a letter from your advisor or mentor is strongly recommended.


Another fellowship opportunity that is open to Postdoctoral Fellows and Senior Researchers, but one that has different requirements and application periods, can be found at the Intensity Frontier Fellowship web page.