Summer Fellowship Program

The Center for Space Nuclear Research (CSNR) invites undergraduate and graduate level students to experience cutting-edge research in nuclear power and propulsion technologies through our Summer Fellowship Program through the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. As a CSNR Summer Fellow, you will work as part of a team of students and with scientists at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to complete a research project of current interest to NASA in potential nuclear technology performance. The Summer Fellows program allows participants to experience a real research environment, to learn from top-notch nuclear scientists, and to preview careers in research.

The 10-week program runs from June 8, 2020 to August 14, 2020. Fellows will receive a weekly stipend to cover living expenses of $550, $650, and $750, for undergraduate, master's level, and PhD level students, respectively. Assistance with travel expenses to a maximum of $1000, depending on distance, is also included. The CSNR intends to subsidize partial or full housing expenses depending on funding availability. Funding for the Summer Fellowship program has not yet been finalized. The number of students ultimately selected will depend on the final funding level to the CSNR.

The CSNR is located in Idaho Falls, ID near the Idaho National Laboratory. Created in 2005, the CSNR facilitates and supports research by university-led teams and INL staff into nuclear technologies for space exploration. Idaho Falls is located on the Snake River plain in eastern Idaho, approximately one and one half hours from Yellowstone National Park.