Applications for a new fellowship named for Lab scientist Darleane Hoffman are now being accepted. The fellowship is open to all postdocs who are working in fields related to the Department of Energy’s nuclear nonproliferation mission. 

“We are proud to recognize the achievements of Dr. Hoffman through establishing a fellowship in her name,” said John Valentine, head of the Lab’s Office of National and Homeland Security. “This is a pilot program that we intend to grow as part of DOE’s Nonproliferation Stewardship Program. Our goal is to use the fellowships to build a cohort of leaders in the national nuclear nonproliferation field.”

 Although based at Berkeley Lab, the Hoffman fellows will have opportunities to visit the other DOE labs and interact with senior leaders during the two years of the program. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, the fellowships provide unique career and leadership opportunities. The postdocs will be integrated with other postdocs through the Lab’s Career Pathways Office, The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and will need to supply a cover letter, CV, and a short summary of their dissertation. Applications are due June 30.  Questions can be directed to

Note: Darleane C. Hoffman is the recipient of the Enrico Fermi Presidential Award, one of the oldest and most prestigious science and technology honors bestowed by the U.S. government.  The award ceremony will be Tuesday, June 6 at 3 p.m. You are encouraged to sign up to attend the virtual event