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The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) is accepting applications for the 2015 NSSC-MSI Summer Research Fellowship Program. Applications are due on February 2, 2015. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Additional information and required application forms are available on the NSSC website http://nssc.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities.html

Purpose
The goal of the NSSC is to educate and transition new scientists and engineers into nuclear science and security jobs in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs and other federal employment. NSSC-MSI summer research fellows will gain first-hand experience in a research environment through faculty-mentored research projects studying nuclear and particle physics, nuclear chemistry/radiochemistry, nuclear instrumentation, radiation detection concepts and techniques, nuclear engineering, simulation, algorithms, and modeling to advance the state-of-the-art for nuclear nonproliferation applications.

Eligibility
The summer research fellowship program is open to any currently registered undergraduate students of at least Junior standing and currently registered graduate students from a qualifying Minority Serving Institute (MSI). Applicants must be US citizens to apply.

Details of Award
Awards will be made to the NSSC partnering institutions hosting summer fellows from MSI institutions. We anticipate giving approximately 5 undergraduate and 5 graduate awards of up to $8000 per fellow depending on the studentís academic standing. Students will be expected to commit eight to ten weeks of time in the host institutionís research group.

Application Format
To apply for the NSSC-MSI Summer Research Fellowship, a student must provide all of the information requested on application forms. The forms are available on the NSSC website http://nssc.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities.html. The complete application package consists of:
  • Student Application Form
  • CV or Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Faculty Member Nomination Form
  • A Letter of Commitment from the Sponsoring NSSC Member


Selection Criteria
Summer fellowship awards will be based on the applicantís academic merit and the degree to which participation in the program will further their educational goals.

Application Due Date and Submission Details
Applications for the NSSC-MSI Summer Research Fellowship Program are due on February 2, 2015 to NSSC management at nssc_info@berkeley.edu.

Please note: applications must be complete to be considered for funding.


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