Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship

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The Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship honors Enrico Fermi Award-winner and former ORNL Director, Alvin Weinberg (1955- 1973). 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.  A special aspect of this Fellowship is a formal mentorship program designed to facilitate successful integration into the ORNL scientific community and alignment of their research activities within DOE programs. As early career staff members, Weinberg Fellows are expected to contribute in highly collaborative teams to world-leading research programs, represent their work in scientific publications and presentations, participate in professional activities in the scientific community, and advance the missions and goals of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Department of Energy. The ORNL Fellowship program is an integral part of ORNL's diversity recruiting effort to attract a diverse workforce of scientists and engineers who will be the scientific leaders of the future.


Applicants should demonstrate competency in one or more areas including chemistry, physics, biology, materials and computational sciences and engineering. ORNL hires Weinberg Fellows as staff associates and aims to retain each Fellow at the Laboratory as a staff member at the end of the three-year Fellowship term if it is mutually desirable for ORNL and the Fellow.  Applicants must have received their doctoral degree before his or her start date and can be no more than five years beyond receiving their doctoral degree at the date of application submission.

The Wigner, Weinberg and Russell Fellowships are jointly posted as the ORNL Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program. The application window is now open and will close on October 30, 2018. If you are interested, Apply Here! If you have questions, please email


For more information about the Weinberg Fellowship contact Paresh Patel  -