Neutrino Physics Center Fellowship Program

Neutrino Physics Center Fellowship

The NPC’s fellowship program is envisioned to bring the international neutrino community to Fermilab to engage with the neutrino community at Fermilab for short- to medium-term visits.  This includes both experimentalists, working on Fermilab experiments, and neutrino theorists.

Fermilab is home to several neutrino experiments studying short and long-baseline oscillations, neutrino interactions, and neutrino detector R&D, and a vibrant theory community.

Fermilab hosts numerous workshops and seminar speakers throughout the year, providing a vibrant atmosphere for collaboration.  This, in combination with running experiments onsite, provides a stimulating environment for those in residence.  

For experimentalists, the NPC’s fellowship awards will be made for work on hardware or software work, working with the neutrino community at Fermilab. 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. Applications are judged on the scientific merit of the proposed activity and on the cost-effectiveness of the proposal.

The Summer 2023 NPC Fellowship Call has Now Opened (until April 10th).

We Are: 

The Fermilab Neutrino Physics Center (NPC) is a community organization that facilitates communication and collaboration throughout the international neutrino physics community. The NPC’s fellowship program brings experimentalists working on Fermilab experiments and neutrino theorists to Fermilab to engage with the neutrino community at the Lab.

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole. 

Open Date: February 28th, 2023 

Close Date: April 10th, 2023

The NPC Fellowship is designed to bring neutrino researchers (experimentalists and theorists) to Fermilab. For experimentalists, awards are made for hardware and software projects. For theorists, the awards are made for neutrino theory or phenomenology related to the Fermilab neutrino program, interpreted in a broad sense. 

Fermilab’s Neutrino Division has a strong and exciting research program with major commitments to a diverse range of current and future neutrino experiments, including DUNE, NOvA, MicroBooNE, SBN (SBND and ICARUS detectors), and ANNIE. 

Additional information on the Fermilab neutrino program can be found here:

NPC awards are intended to support researchers for short and medium-term stays at Fermilab, ranging from two weeks to 6 months. A successful award typically provides: travel to and from Fermilab, housing support at Fermilab, per diem during time at Fermilab, and support for transportation around Fermilab. 

Application Instructions: (apply here:

  • Submit a Curriculum Vitae 
  • Submit a Research Proposal (3 pages max)
  • Submit a Reference Letter(s), at least one (1) and at most three (3) 
  • Fill Out Budget Form (

For general information about this position, please contact Joseph Zennamo at with “2023 NPC Fellowship Application” in the subject heading. 

A priority of Fermilab NPC is building a diverse pool of applicants who can individually and collectively best advance Fermilab’s mission. Fermilab does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.


  • Qualified applicants are graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and senior researchers. All of the above should apply directly, but graduate students can either apply directly or in conjunction with their advisors
  • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows should indicate the dates of current and expected terms of their employment or Ph.D., and all candidates must be employed by a U.S. or non-U.S. institution at the end of the award period, EXCEPT for graduate students and emeritus scientists.
  • Fermilab employees are not eligible to apply for these Fellowships.
  • The funds awarded by the fellowship must be used within 1 year of the date of the award letter.
  • Award money can only be used while in residence at Fermilab or in travel to the lab, and cannot be used for other travel. The award may not be used to fund travel away from Fermilab (e.g., to visit another facility or attend a conference) or support while not in residence at Fermilab.