Job Title Grad. Student Fellowships in Nuclear Engineering
Company U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
Company Location Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Company Country United States
Job Location Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Company Summary All opportunities posted are ongoing.

The Research Participation Program for Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) provides opportunities to participate in AFIT on-going applied research and development projects. The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air and space forces. AFIT accomplishes this mission through three resident schools: the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Systems and Logistics, and the Civil Engineer and Services School. Through its Civilian Institution Programs, AFIT also manages the educational programs of officers enrolled in civilian universities, research centers, hospitals, and industrial organizations. Since resident degrees were first granted in 1956, more than 16,000 graduate and 350 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the past twenty years.


Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the Air Force Institute of Technology and to interact with and learn from leading scientists performing research. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Additionally, program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems.

Other provisions may include the following:

• Stipend Payments

• Health Insurance

• Inbound Relocation/Dislocation

• Training & Travel


Applicants should have recently completed a degree within five years of the targeted start date in a STEM related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. ORAU will not discriminate because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, protected veteran’s status, or genetic information.


Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year. A complete application includes: profile, two references, and transcripts for all degrees earned and/or currently attending.


The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, research interests and compatibility of background with research programs and projects at the host facility. The initial appointment is typically for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORISE and the host facility. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the ORISE for Postgraduate Internship participants.
Country United States
Position Id AFIT-4808764640
Job Description

The Department of Engineering Physics at the Air Force Institute of Technology is seeking highly motivated civilian students for their Nuclear Engineering MS and PhD degree programs. US citizenship is required. Tuition assistance available.

To be academically eligible, candidates must have a BS or MS in nuclear engineering or closely related field of study, and will preferably have experience/education in one of the following areas: nuclear weapon effects, the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear weapons proliferation, and the history, strategy, and policy of nuclear weapons in the United States.

AFIT's MS program is typically 18-21 months; the PhD program (after completion of MS degree) is normally 36 months. The department also has active programs in high-energy lasers, atmospheric physics, solid-state physics, and remote sensing/image analysis.

Research: support and interact with faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and MS students in radiation detection and analysis; operate equipment and support modeling efforts for research; provide input for analysis; assist with set up of laboratory equipment and establish instrumentation for key equipment and methods for analysis; model interaction processess and assist students with specific equipment use.

Apply at: or contact Mike Janney at: for more information.  Please reference Project #: AFIT-4808764640.


Number of Openings 1
Degree Required Bachelor Degree Graduate, Master Degree Graduate, Master Degree Student, PhD Student