Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) is seeking candidates for THREE research assistantships for minority or female undergraduate students to work on projects that are part of the Lab's research program or directly related to the scientific or engineering aspects of the research program. JSA will provide funds to support the students at the University during the 2023-2024 academic year. This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program, a commitment from the JSA owners and SURA. Initiatives Funds support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, promote the science, education and technology of the Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab's extended user community in ways that complement the Lab's basic and applied research missions.
- Students must be enrolled full-time during the 2023-2024 academic year to be eligible.
- Students must be a Physics major.
- Students must not be Dependents of JSA employees
- Students must be nominated by a faculty member in order to apply for the assistantship.
- JSA will provide a $6,000 stipend to each selected student’s university to pay the student through its student employment program. The assistantship will not provide support for tuition, fees, other such expenses, or to support senior thesis.
- The selected students will work at the university under the guidance of a university faculty member.
- The selected students must submit a project report at the end of the assistantship.
- Additionally, up to $1,500 is available for the each student to visit Jefferson Lab or to attend a related research workshop.
The nominations will be reviewed by a committee of Jefferson Lab scientists which will select the student to receive the assistantship.
Financial arrangements will be handled by JSA. JSA will contact the University and sponsor when the student assistantship award is selected.
Sponsor click on this link to nominate a student: SPONSOR NOMINATION FORM
To be eligible, student must have either Female or Minority Status
Definitions of these groups are as follows:
- American Indian or Alaskan Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, and who maintain their culture through a tribe or community.
- Asian or Pacific Islander. A person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, India, or the Pacific Islands. These areas include, for example, China, India, Korea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
- Black (except Hispanic). A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
- Hispanic. A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
How to Apply
Nominations must be submitted by the faculty sponsor before the student may apply. After the faculty member has nominated a student, the student will be sent an email with the link to the form to be completed.
Faculty nominations must include the following information:
- Faculty Name
- Faculty Position
- Nominee's Name
- Reason/justification for nomination
Faculty component due by March 31, 2023
Students nominated must submit the following information:
- Student Name
- Year in School
- Minority/female classification
- University Sponsor (faculty sponsor)
- Description of the proposed project
Student component due by April 15, 2023
If you have any questions please contact:
Phone: (757) 269-7633
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), has a primary mission is to explore the fundamental nature of confined states of quarks and gluons, including the nucleons that comprise the mass of the visible universe. TJNAF also is a world leader in the development of the superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) technology utilized for the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF). Managing and operating the Lab for the Department of Energy (DOE) is Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA). JSA is a limited liability company created by Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA).
This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program, a commitment from the JSA owners and SURA. Initiatives Funds support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, promote the science, education and technology of Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab’s extended user community in ways that complement the Lab’s basic and applied research missions. Additional support towards travel costs is provided by Old Dominion University.