Application Process

Important Dates

Panofsky Fellowship Application

Deadline: December 15, 2022


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Criteria for award of the Fellowship

Candidates should be early in their career but have demonstrated significant experience at the postdoctoral level and be widely recognized as having potential for exceptional scholarship, breadth, innovation, and leadership with a clear potential to play an important role in their field as a member of the faculty or staff of prominent research institutions (including SLAC). This scientist has potential for innovation and growth, and the ability to create new opportunities as their career develops. The candidate's research plan should 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, while also demonstrating alignment with the SLAC mission and values. Applications generally benefit from taking the extra effort in preparing the research plan to incorporate a good understanding of capabilities and facilities at SLAC.

Documentation required from the candidate

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications to which the candidate made a very significant contribution
  • The candidate's research plan (maximum of 5 pages) as described under criteria above
  • The names of at least three referees from whom the candidate has solicited letters (to be submitted by the reviewer in Academic Jobs Online)

Where should material be sent

The cover letter, three reference letters and other supporting documentation should be submitted to » Academic Jobs Online.

Deadline for application

All required documentation should be submitted in Academic Jobs Online by December 15, 2022 for consideration.

For further information or questions, please contact:
SLAC Office of the Chief Research Officer (