JEFFERSON LAB GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
IN ACCELERATOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
(Jefferson Lab) in Newport News,
Virginia, USA, is an internationally recognized laboratory engaged
in fundamental scientific research in nuclear and particle physics
based on the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF).
The laboratory is operated for the US Department of Energy under
management of the Southeastern Universities Research Association
(SURA). In addition to operating
CEBAF, the laboratory also operates a Free Electron Laser
As a result of its core strength and competency in RF
superconductivity, the laboratory is a major partner in many
national and international projects such as the SNS, CEBAF 12 GeV
Upgrade, RIA, and TESLA.
In addition to the operating facilities and projects, the
laboratory embodies its key theoretical and experimental expertise
in particle and light beams and rf superconductivity in two
centers of excellence: the Center
for Advanced Studies of Accelerators and the
SRF Science and technology, with associated computer and
laboratory facilities. The laboratory also has a highly specialized
world-class particle source/injector group.
In order to further enhance its core competencies in the physics
and technology of accelerators, lasers, particle beams, and synchrotron
radiation, the Accelerator Division at Jefferson Lab is sponsoring
a Graduate Fellowship program to support doctoral students doing
research in accelerator science and technology related to Jefferson
Lab areas of interest and expertise.
This Graduate Fellowship Program has been initiated to encourage
graduate students to conduct their doctoral research at Jefferson Lab.
The graduate students will benefit form interaction with Jefferson
Labís scientists and access to the labís research and experimental
facilities. Jefferson Lab will benefit from increased interaction
with academic institutions and faculties.
The active involvement of the studentís academic advisor in
research conducted at Jefferson Lab is strongly encouraged and
support may be available.
This program is open to all outstanding graduate students who are
enrolled in a doctoral program, have completed their basic requirements,
and intend to conduct their doctoral research in areas of accelerator
science and technology relevant to Jefferson Labís program.
Number of Fellowships
There is no preset number of students that will be supported under
this program. Award will be made subject to available funding to
outstanding students that have shown promise as future accelerator
Jefferson Lab will generally provide support equivalent to a full GSRA
in the studentís graduate department and a travel allowance to attend
scientific meetings. In exceptional circumstances support for tuition
may also be provided. Support for the advisor to conduct research at
Jefferson Lab may also be available.
Terms of appointments
There is no preset limit to the duration of support under this program.
Support will be reviewed annually and its continuation will be dependent
on demonstration of continuing progress in the research.
Areas of research and thesis subjects
While the graduate student will finalize his/her thesis subject with
the academic advisor and a Jefferson Lab advisor it is expected that
the research will fall within the areas of interest and expertise at
All interested applicants are encouraged to contact Drs. Jean Delayen
(email@example.com) or Swapan Chattopadhyay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for further information.
The application will include a curriculum vitae, an official academic
transcript, a minimum of three letters of references from individuals who
are familiar with the studentís academic record, and a detailed research proposal.
Selection Process and Criteria
There is no fixed number to awards and no deadline for the applications.
A committee of Jefferson Lab scientists will review the applications as
they are submitted and awards will be made on a continuing basis.
The selection criteria that will be used include:
- Academic qualifications: academic record, letters of references
- Originality and quality of the proposed research
- Relevance of the proposed research to Jefferson Labís programs
- Importance and potential impact of the proposed research to the accelerator community
- Involvement of the Jefferson Lab community and use of its resources