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Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering


Sandia National Laboratories is seeking applicants for the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering. Candidates are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or will have provided a new approach or insight to a major problem, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

The Fellowship provides the opportunity for new Ph.D. scientists and engineers to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the national security mission of Sandia. The appointee is expected to foster creativity and to stimulate exploration of forefront science and technology and high-risk, potentially high-value R&D. Sandia has research focus areas in: Advanced Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics; Bioscience and Technology; Combustion, Chemical and Plasma Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Intelligent Systems and Robotics; Materials Science and Technology; Microelectronics and Microsystems; Nano Sciences and Technology; Pulsed Power and Directed Energy; and, Remote Sensing and Satellite Systems. Eligibility criteria include: U.S. citizenship, the ability to obtain a DOE "Q" clearance; candidates must have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past 3 years at the time of application or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment; and, candidates must be seeking their first national laboratory appointment.

The Truman Fellowship is a three-year appointment that typically begins on October 1. The application deadline for fellows is December 5 of the year prior to the October start date.  Applicants for the Truman Fellowship may be considered for other positions at Sandia. For more details, visit their Web Site: