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Fellowship Programs

The Bettis Laboratory is an approved practicum location for two separate Fellowship Programs.

Rickover Fellowship Program

For more than 50 years, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) has been at the forefront of technological and operational innovation. We have a proud tradition of producing nuclear reactor plants for submarines and surface ships that provide unprecedented endurance and power. We are a program with cutting edge technology, high technical standards, and integrity that is at the forefront in development of new reactor concepts. If you are interested in a challenging research project and working with some of the finest technical people in the world, then consider the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Fellowship Program.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in two summer practicums at one or both of the NNPP prime contractor research laboratories to gain hands-on experience. The Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory is one of these laboratories. The Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is operated for the NNPP by the Bechtel Corporation.

Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences or engineering are eligible to apply for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Fellowship. The program is open to all U. S. citizens who will be entering graduate students or who are currently enrolled in a qualified course of study and are interested in pursuing a research topic applicable to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.

The fellowship program supports graduate students majoring in nuclear, electrical, mechanical and materials engineering. Research areas include Reactor Physics, Materials Science, Thermal-Hydraulics and Fluid Dynamics, and Shielding.

The NNPP Fellowship Program is administered by the Medical University Of South Carolina. For more information about the NNPP Fellowship Program, visit their website at www.musc.edu/RFP.

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Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program

The Bettis Laboratory is an approved location for fulfilling practica requirements for students enrolled in the Department of Energy (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program. In their practicum, Computational Science Graduate Fellows are provided a range of opportunities to develop improved algorithms for parallel computer architectures, advanced visualization, or advanced data management (e.g., datamining and information discovery), just to name a few. You could be involved in new developments within a number of broad categories, including but not limited to: reactor physics, materials science (including semi-conductor applications), thermal-hydraulics and fluid dynamics, and radiation shielding.

If you are currently enrolled in the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program and are looking for opportunities to fulfill your practica requirements, please use the following E-mail link to contact Bettis Laboratory personnel to discuss your research interests and to explore potential opportunities at the Bettis Laboratory E-mail: fellowships@bettis.gov

The DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program is administered for the U. S. Department of Energy by the Krell Institute. For more information about the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program, visit their website at www.krellinst.org.

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All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter.

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