Stanford University, SLAC, Departments of Photon Science and of Particle Physics & Astrophysics

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Fellowship ID:SLAC-SLAC, Departments of Photon Science and of Particle Physics & Astrophysics-PANOFSKY2022 [#20004]
Fellowship Title: 2022 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Menlo Park, California 95025, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Physics / Accelerator and Beam Physics, Condensed Matter Physics; Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Physics; X-ray Spectroscopy; Electronic Structure; Ultrafast Dynamics, Elementary Particle Physics, High energy density matter, High Energy Physics, Materials Science, Particle Astrophysics, Ultrafast Science, X-ray instrumentation, X-ray Science
Applied Physics / Applied Energy research
Biomaterials / Biosciences
Material Science and Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/11, finished 2022/06/04)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

2022 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) Call for Applications – Deadline for submission is December 1, 2021


Fellowship for early-career research (experiment or theory) in a diverse range of fields related to the SLAC scientific mission:


 Accelerator science & advanced accelerator research

 Applied Energy research


 Chemical sciences

 Computer Science

 Elementary particle physics (experiment and theory)

 High energy density matter

 Materials and condensed matter science

        • Particle astrophysics and cosmology

 Quantum Information Science

 X-ray science, including ultrafast science and advanced X-ray instrumentation, at LCLS and SSRL


The Panofsky Fellowship honors SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s founder and first Director, Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky. It is intended to recognize exceptional and promising young scientists who would most benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct their research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.


The Fellowship is awarded across the full science program at SLAC, as listed above.  While an emphasis will be placed on the potential for innovation and growth of new opportunities as their career develops, the candidate's research plan should also encompass one or more areas within the science program at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and describe how the proposed research will benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct research at SLAC ( Applicants are encouraged to take the effort to prepare a research plan that incorporates an understanding of capabilities and facilities at SLAC. This is best accomplished by contacting the indicated program leads on the web site to find out more details about the individual SLAC research activities and the context for developing a proposed research plan as a Panofsky Fellow.


Candidates should be early in their career but have demonstrated significant experience at the postdoctoral level with clear potential for exceptional scholarship, breadth, innovation, and leadership. The appointment carries a five-year term at SLAC, with salary and benefits commensurate with the experience of the candidate and generous research support including funding for a postdoctoral researcher. The deadline for the 2022 applications is December 1, 2021.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, and a vision statement for their proposed research at SLAC, and arrange for three supporting reference letters. Please submit application materials through AcademicJobsOnline


For further information, please consult or contact SLAC Chief Research Office at or Jill Larson ( SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
2575 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park CA 94025