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  • The program is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. Applicants must provide proof in their applications. A Certified Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, U.S. Passport Card, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth (of U.S. citizen) Abroad, or Certification of Birth are acceptable forms of proof of U.S. citizenship. An unexpired green card is acceptable proof of U.S. permanent residency.
  • Social security cards and driver's licenses do not meet the requirements for proof of U.S. citizenship.


  • The program is open to current full-time undergraduate (first-year, sophomore, junior, or senior) degree-seeking students enrolled at accredited 2-year or 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S. or U.S. territories. First-year and seniors participating in spring commencement before the start of the program are eligible. 
  • Transcript: Applicants must provide college transcripts to verify proof of enrollment. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. The transcript must show the applicant's name, the university's name(s), all courses completed, and cumulative GPA.
  • Academic Standing: Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Majors Preferred: Students majoring in STEM disciplines, including but not limited to biochemistry, biology, biophysics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research, physics, and statistics, are encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.


  • At least 16 years of age
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Receive payments by direct deposit
  • Verify proof of health insurance
  • Must be able to work 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday during the fellowship appointment
  • Ability to commit to eleven (11) full continuous weeks, or a minimum of nine (9) full weeks (Monday through Friday) during the summer of 2023; due to the short length of the program, students are not eligible for paid time off


Created December 5, 2022, Updated December 28, 2022