Truman Fellowship, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

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Scholarship in Truman, Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories announces the establishment of the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering to attract the best nationally recognized new Ph.D. scientists and engineers.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship provides the opportunity for recipients to pursue independent research of their own choosing that supports the national security mission of Sandia National Laboratories.

The appointee is expected to foster creativity and to stimulate exploration of forefront science and technology and high-risk, potentially high-value R&D.

Truman Fellowship 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 salary for Truman Fellows is $110,800. The Labs also offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance; savings and income plan (401K); and paid holidays and vacation.

Fellows may work at either of the Laboratories’ principal locations. Both Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California, offer a complete range of cultural and recreational activities.


Eligibility criteria include: U.S. citizenship, the ability to obtain a DOE “Q” clearance; research in areas of interest to national security; the candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. (minimum 3.5 undergraduate and 3.7 graduate GPA preferred) within the past 3 years at the time of application or will have completed all Ph.D.
requirements by commencement of appointment; and, candidates seeking their first national laboratory appointment (pre postdoc internships excluded).

Research at Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is a federally funded research and development organization and contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy. Sandia has research focus areas in advanced computing; information systems and mathematics; bioscience and technology; combustion, chemical, and plasma sciences; cyber security; engineering sciences; geosciences; intelligent systems and robotics; materials science and technology; microelectronics and microsystems; nanosciences and technology; nuclear and alternative energy; pulsed power and directed energy; and remote sensing and satellite systems.

How to Apply

The Truman Fellowship is a three-year appointment normally commencing on October 1. The number of appointments is limited. A panel of senior scientists and engineers at Sandia will review candidates.

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.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.