Distinguished Staff Fellowships

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The Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program grants a limited number of outstanding early career scientists and engineers the opportunity to gain experience in areas of science and technology of national importance. Fellows are expected to contribute greatly to the research efforts of  ORNL, contribute knowledge about the most recent developments in university science and engineering departments, represent ORNL with its collaborators in the scientific community, and work to advance the missions and goals of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Department of Energy.

Lab-wide fellowships

Eugene P. Wigner Fellowship

The Wigner Fellowship aims to attract early career scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific ability and research interests that align with the core capabilities of ORNL in basic science areas including chemical sciences, materials sciences, nanoscience, nuclear science, neutron scattering science, and quantum computing, and transformational energy science.   

Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship

The Weinberg Fellowship aims to attract early career scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific ability and research interests that align with the core capabilities of ORNL in applied science areas. This fellowship seeks those with a demonstrated potential for technical and scientific leadership at the highest levels.  

Liane B. Russell Fellowship

The Russell Fellowship is the newest Distinguished Fellowship at ORNL. The Russell Fellowship aims to attract early career scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific ability and research interests that align with the core capabilities of ORNL in the biological, environmental, and information sciences.  

Alston S. Householder Fellowship

The Householder Fellowship promotes innovative research in mathematics and scientific computing utilizing the world's most powerful extreme scale computing platforms and facilitates technology transfer from mathematical research to industry and academia. The Householder Fellowship seeks applied mathematicians, statisticians, computational scientists, and related disciplines.

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The Wigner, Weinberg, Russell, and Householder Fellowships are posted jointly as the ORNL Distinguished Fellowships. The next application window will open in September 2018. If you have questions, please email ornlfellows@ornl.gov