Host Institutions

Potential host institutions are welcome to send their availability to host a NTN fellow, together with the potential PIs and areas of research.


Guidance to finalists:

1) Each finalist can choose one host maximum for three years or two hosts maximum if they want to divide their fellowship between two institutions during the three years.

2) The host/s institution/s cannot be the same institution the finalist is currently applying from.


Guidance to host institutions:

Any US host institution is entitled to have a maximum of 3 years of an NTN fellow in a five year period
Any given US host institution can sponsor a maximum of one NTN finalists at any given time.
Any given US host institution can host a maximum of one NTN fellow at any given time

Funding guidance:
The host institution will commit to pay a minimum salary to the NTN fellow of at least 65k per year for fresh postdocs or 70k per year for senior postdocs, but not lower than the average postdoc salary in the institution.
For university hosts, NTN will cover costs associated to salary, fringe and benefits but cannot cover indirect costs (e.g. overhead).
For all hosts, NTN can cover up to 100k per year for costs associated to salary plus 10k per year for travel and research budget. NTN cannot cover moving expenses.
Hosts will need to provide written agreement for covering extra costs of the fellowship.

The Host institutions will have to connect with the SAB to provide information as required by the SAB chair.
Once the final decisions are made, the host institution/s will need to work with the NTN Steering Committee Chair to secure that a timely offer from the host institution/s is made and that the appropriate and timely transfer of funds takes place later on.

List of Host Institutions

The following list of potential host institutions is not exhaustive. The applicants are allowed to choose any US institution, even if they are not listed below.


Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
PI: Cecilia Lunardini
Areas of interest: supernova neutrinos, high energy neutrinos from astrophysical jets, neutrino synergy with gravitational waves, neutrinos in cosmology.


Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY
PI: Peter Denton
Areas of interest: Understanding and searching for standard and new physics in neutrino oscillations, scattering, and astroparticle experiments.


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
PI: Pavel Fileviez Perez
Areas of interest: Theories for Physics beyond the Standard Model and neutrino masses, neutrino phenomenology, lepton flavour violation, CP violation in the neutrino sector, and lepton number violation at colliders.


Center for Neutrino Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA
PIs: Shunsaku Horiuchi, Patrick Huber, Djordje Minic, Ian Shoemaker, Tatsu Takeuchi
Areas of interest: neutrino oscillation, sterile neutrinos, neutrino interactions, supernova neutrinos, multi-messenger connections, BSM neutrino phenomenology, BSM physics in general and model building. Strong experimental neutrino program.


Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
PI: Julia Gehrlein
Areas of interest: Standard and non-standard neutrino phenomenology at different experiments, BSM physics including model building for neutrino masses and mixing, connections of neutrinos to other open questions of the SM, close ties to neutrino experimental program in the department.


Fermilab, Batavia IL
PIs: Noemi Rocco, Michael Wagman
Areas of interest: neutrino-nucleus cross sections, quantum Monte Carlo methods, neutrino event generators, lattice QCD calculations of neutrino interactions with few-nucleon systems and connections to nuclear many-body methods.


Harvard University, Cambridge MA
PIs: Carlos Argüelles, Roxanne Guenette
Areas of interest: New physics with neutrinos using anthropogenic and natural neutrino sources; in particular, exploring the capabilities of NEXT, SBND, DUNE, and IceCube.


Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM
PIs: Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Joseph Carlson, Vincenzo Cirigliano, Michael Graesser, Rajan Gupta, Anna Hayes, Emanuele Mereghetti
Areas of interest: neutrino-nucleon and neutrino-nucleus scattering (lattice QCD and nuclear many-body theory), astrophysical neutrinos, and BSM physics with neutrinos. Close ties are maintained with the LANL and international experimental neutrino program (short-baseline, DUNE, DBD).


NC State University, Raleigh NC
PI: Gail McLaughlin, Carla Frohlich, Jim Kneller
Areas of interest: Theory and simulations of neutrinos in supernovae and compact object mergers, core-collapse supernova simulations, neutrino-affected nucleosynthesis, supernova neutrino signal predictions, neutrino-nucleus interactions.


Northwestern University, Evanston IL
PI: André de Gouvêa
Areas of interest: Phenomenology for neutrino oscillation experiments, searches for new neutrino properties, neutrino mass models, connections to astrophysics, cosmology, charged-lepton processes, collider experiments.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge TN
PIs: Gaute Hagen, Raph Hix, Bronson Messer, Andrew Steiner
Areas of interest: Theory and simulations of neutrinos in supernovae and compact object mergers, core-collapse supernova simulations, neutrino-affected nucleosynthesis, supernova neutrino signal predictions (including flavor transformation), neutrino-nucleon, neutrino-nucleus and neutrino-nuclear matter interactions and BSM physics with neutrinos. Close ties are maintained with the ORNL (PROSPECT, COHERENT) and international experimental neutrino program and the Oak Ridge Leadership Class Computing Facility.


Ohio State University, Columbus OH
PIs: John Beacom plus several faculty and postdoc colleagues
Areas of interest: Broad range of topics in neutrino theory, making strong connections to particle, nuclear, astro-, and cosmological physics, including experiment and observation. Fellows would also be members of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP), which has a collaborative intellectual climate and extensive postdoc mentoring activities.


Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK
PIs: Kaladi Babu, Vedran Brdar, Dorival Gonçalves
Areas of interest: neutrino physics top-down (e.g. constructing mass models and exploring respective phenomenology), neutrino physics bottom-up (from experimental observations, e.g. anomalies, to UV completions), relating neutrinos to other subfields of HEP (e.g. dark matter searches, collider phenomenology and gravitational waves)


Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
PIs: Irina Mocioiu, Kohta Murase
Areas of interest: BSM neutrino phenomenology and related dark matter physics. Neutrinos in the context of multimessenger data.


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park CA
PIs: Alex Friedland and 7 other faculty members (link)
Areas of interest: neutrinos in the lab, stars, and the universe; neutrinos from supernovae and other astrophysical sources; physics of neutrino-nucleus interactions; neutrino probes of new physics. Close ties with KIPAC, the experimental neutrino group at SLAC, and the SITP on the Stanford Campus.


Texas A&M University, College Station TX
PIs: Bhaskar Dutta, Kevin Kelly, Louis Strigari
Areas of interest: Neutrino oscillations and phenomenology, BSM and model building, dark matter, light mediators and axion-like particle searches at various neutrino experiments


UC-Berkeley, Berkeley CA
PIs: Wick Haxton, Dan Kasen, and Raúl BriceñoAreas of interest: Theoretical and computational nuclear astrophysics; low energy tests of fundamental symmetries, including double beta decay, electric dipole moments, and parity non-conservation; Lattice QCD and related hadronic physics, including QCD spectroscopy; QCD matter at high temperatures and densities, and the physics of the EIC. UC-Berkeley has strong connections to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and enjoys a vibrant group of local young scholars.


University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
PI: Ina Sarcevic
Area of interest: Probing new physics with neutrinos, signals of new physics at IceCube and DUNE (dark matter, staus, sterile neutrinos).


University of California, Irvine CA
PI: Mu-Chun Chen plus several faculty and postdoc colleagues
Areas of interest: Beyond Standard Model Physics (including Neutrino Flavor Models, Baryogenesis); Neutrino Oscillation and Phenomenology; Astrophysical Neutrinos; Neutrinos in Cosmology.


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
PI: Adam Aurisano, Alex Sousa, Jure Zupan
Areas of interest: non-unitarity of the neutrino mixing matrix, nonstandard neutrino interactions, and related model building, sterile neutrino and large extra-dimension searches, machine learning for improved neutrino property measurements, dark sector searches with neutrino detectors.


University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu HI
PI: Danny Marfatia
Areas of interest: BSM neutrino phenomenology, astrophysical neutrinos, ultrahigh energy neutrinos


University of Pittsburgh, Pitt PACC, Pittsburgh PA
PIs: Brian Batell, Ayres Freitas, Tao Han, Adam Leibovich
Areas of interest: Neutrino mass models; nonstandard neutrino interactions; accelerator, astrophysical, cosmological probes of neutrinos in the Standard Model and beyond; BSM physics at neutrino experiments; connections with precision tests and effective field theory methods


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
PIs: Alexey Petrov, Matthias Schindler, Vladimir Gudkov, Brett Altschul, Alexander Monin
Areas of interest: Effective field theories, BSM neutrino phenomenology, charged-lepton processes, dark matter, non-standard neutrino interactions, lepton-nucleus interactions


University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
PI: Pham Quang Hung
Areas of interest: BSM and model building


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI
PI: Baha Balantekin
Areas of interest: Astrophysical neutrinos, neutrino properties, applications of quantum information science in neutrino physics and astrophysics.


Washington University, St. Louis MO
PIs: Bhupal Dev, Saori Pastore, Maria Piarulli
Areas of interest: BSM and model building, neutrino nonstandard interactions, neutrino-nucleus interactions and cross sections, BSM with nuclei, nuclear EFTs