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Argonne offers these special postdoctoral fellowships to be awarded internationally on an annual basis to outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in promising careers. The fellowships are named after scientific and technical luminaries who have been associated with the laboratory, its predecessors and the University of Chicago since the 1940s, including:

Fellowship recipients will be assigned according to his or her scientific or technical discipline.



2015 Named Fellowships

The next deadline for applications is October 7, 2014. Applications are now being accepted.

Candidates for the Argonne National Laboratory Named Fellowships must display superb ability in scientific or engineering research and must show definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue.

These prestigious fellowships are named after scientific and technical luminaries. Named Fellows work closely with an Argonne sponsor to pursue their research interests. A Named Fellow is hired as an Argonne Scholar with full benefits, a highly competitive salary and a stipend for research support. Named Fellows may renew their appointments on an annual basis for up to 3 years, with the possibility of retention.

Argonne is an equal opportunity employer.


How to apply

You must read the application instructions before submitting your application:

Download the Instructions for Applicants »

Guidelines for Argonne Sponsors: Please inquire to khenne@anl.gov. Sponsor guidelines are distributed internally with the call for applications to Argonne staff.

Complete your application through the Fellowship Application Link.


Your application requires the following documents:

  • Research proposal (≤ 2 pages).
  • CV, including list of publications, abstracts and significant presentations.
  • Graduate school transcripts.
  • Cover letter (optional).

If you DO NOT have all of the required documents at this time, you may come back to your application and upload them later.
To come back into your application, click on the application link (not active; deadline has passed).

  1. Enter in your email address for Username.
  2. Enter in your Password.
  3. Click on the ‘Edit Registration' link (located on the bottom of the dialogue box).
  4. Edit/Add any other information to your profile:
    • Upload a document (to upload a document, it must be of ‘.doc' or ‘.pdf' file type; document names cannot contain 'special' characters such as '&,@,#, etc)
  5. Click the ‘Submit Registration' button to Apply.

The following criteria must be met for a document to be accepted as a transcript:

Transcripts must include the name of the school, the student's name, the school's watermark, official seal or symbol and the Registrar's signature.

Copies or faxed copies of official transcripts are acceptable. If degree has been completed, transcripts must reflect degree date. If the school does not provide transcripts, a copy of a diploma or letter from the Graduate School Office stating that you are enrolled or have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. is acceptable. This letter must be on official school letterhead and signed by a representative from the Graduate School Office.

If the transcripts are not in English, please provide one of the following in addition to the transcripts:

  • Translation of the information contained in the transcript
  • Brief summary of the information contained in the transcripts

The following documents will not be accepted as Graduate School Transcripts: Unofficial grade reports downloaded from the university intranet, Documents missing the student's name or school's name, Documents missing the degree date.


Additionally, the package must contain:

  • Nomination memo (≤ 2 pages) from Argonne sponsor (with copy to Division Director).
  • Three letters of recommendation from other than Argonne staff.
These letters must be sent directly via e-mail to Named-Postdoc@anl.gov. Letters must be in a PDF file from the individual(s) with a signature on official letterhead. In the subject line please include the name of the candidate.


Frequently Asked Questions:

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.


Recipients of the 2014 Named Fellowship

Dr. Sixue Qin (Peking University) has accepted Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship in Nuclear Physics and will work with Dr. Craig Roberts in the Theory Group of the Physics Division.

Dr. Dugan Hayes (University of Chicago) has accepted the Joseph Katz Fellowship in Chemistry and will continue with Dr. Lin Chen in the Solar Energy Conversion Group in CSE.

Dr. Chad Husko (Columbia University) has accepted the Alexei Abrikosov Fellowship in Physics and will work with Dr. Jeffrey Guest in the Nanoscience and Technology Division.

Dr. Kenley Pelzer (University of Chicago) has accepted the Aneesur Rahman Fellowship in Computational Physics and will work with Drs. Seth Darling and Stephen Gray in the Nanoscience and Technology Division.

View list of Lab-wide Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee Members »

Last Update: June 23, 2014





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