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The Interdisciplinary Nuclear Program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 semester.

This is a unique opportunity for outstanding PhD graduate students who pursue nuclear-related projects to obtain research assistantship support from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).


  • Full-time graduate student status or complete FIU application to the radiochemistry PhD track processed through University Graduate School (incoming students)
  • Graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • US citizen or permanent US resident

Students who accept this research fellowship are obligated to sign the NRC fellowship program service agreement that requires six months of nuclear-related employment per year of NRC support with a federal or state agency, a DOE lab or company.

How to apply: 
Submit 1-4 as one package to Dr. Konstantinos Kavallieratos.

  1. Personal statement of research interests (for incoming students) or a 1-2 page description of research project, progress and its program relevance (for current PhD graduate students)
  2. Current undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial)
  3. CV/resume including publication/presentation list
  4. Latest annual progress evaluation and mentoring form (if applicable) 
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation 

Please note the application deadline is Oct. 15, 2019*