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CFNS Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Fellowship Program
CFNS offers three kinds of fellowship programs to work on the Electron-Ion Collider activities:  CFNS Postdoctoral Fellows are located at CFNS, Stony Brook full-time.  CFNS-University Joint Postdoctoral Fellows spend 30%-50% of their time at CFNS, Stony Brook,  and the rest  at their home institutions.  CFNS Graduate Student Fellows are located at CFNS, Stony Brook.  For more information, please contact

CFNS-University Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Appointments:
Location:   75% Partner University and 25% CFNS, Stony Brook
Focus: Electron-Ion Collider science, detector technologies and related activities.

Program:  CFNS pays half of the base salary of the post doctoral fellow at a remote institution (University or Research Laboratory) to help seed research projects on EIC. The postdoctoral fellow,  spends a majority of the time at the remote institution, and a fraction of the time at CFNS, Stony Brook.  CFNS provides travel support for the postdoctoral fellow for this program.

If you are a tenure track faculty at a Univeristy or a staff member at a national laboratory and are interested in partnering with CFNS, Stony Brook, to create a joint research project, through a shared postdoctoral fellowship at your institution, please fill in this application form (proposal) and send it to


CFNS Postdoctoral Fellow:
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CFNS Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Positions:
New Joint Appointments to be announced summer, 2022

Current CFNS Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Positions:

  • University of Maryland (UM), Prof. Xiangdong Ji, Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Jack Holligan (Theory) (2021-2023)
  • University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Barbara Jacak, Postdoctoral Fellow: TBD (Experiment)
  • The Ohio State University (OSU), Prof.  Yuri Kovchegov, Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Andrey  Tarasov (Theory) (2019-2022)
  • William and Mary, Prof. Justin Stevens, Postdoctoral Fellow: TBD (Experiment) (2022-2024)
  • Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT),  Prof. Richard Milner, Postdoctoral Fellow: TBD (Experiment) (2022-2024)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IIT), Prof. Asmita Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Fellow: Bithika Karmakar (Theory) (2022-2024)
  • Georgia State University (GSU), Prof. Yang-Ting Chien, Postdoctoral Fellow: TBD-(Theory)  (2022-2024)
  • Mississippi State (MSU), Assistant Prof. Sanghwa Park, Postdoctoral Fellow: TBD-(Experiment) (2022-2024)

Past Joint Appointments: 

  • Old Dominion University (ODU), Prof. Charles Hyde, Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Vitaly Baturin (Experiment) (2019-2021)
  • C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stoy Brook University, Prof. George Sterman,  Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Yang-Ting Chien (Theory) (2019-2021)
  • University of  California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Prof. Zhongbo Kang, Postdoctoral Fellow:  Dr. Dingyu Shao (Theory) (2019-2021)
  • INFN Trieste, Prof. Silvia Dalla Torre, Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Yuxiang Zhao (2019) (Experiment)
  • Univeristy of Virginia,(UVA), Prof. Kent Paschke, Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Caryn Palatchi (Experiment) (2020-2021)



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