Glenn T. Seaborg Initiative

Opportunities Abound

Call for Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellows

The ORNL Glenn T. Seaborg Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program supports research in actinide science relevant to the Laboratory's missions in neutron science, isotope production, and nuclear security areas by attracting and funding a future generation of postdoctoral scientists.


Call for Seaborg Summer Fellows

We are pleased to announce a nationwide search for outstanding graduate student candidates to participate in the Seaborg Institute Summer Research Fellowships Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Historical Perspective

  • Establishment of an actinide-transactinide research institute was spearheaded by LLNL and LBNL in October 1989 (Gatrousis, Seaborg, Sugihara, Hoffman).  Since then, institutes have been established at LLNL (1991), LANL (1997), LBNL (1999), INL (2018), and ORNL (2022). 

    The primary goal in creating these institutes was to establish a focus for transactinium science “to foster and develop U.S. pre-eminence in the science of the chemical, physical, nuclear, and metallurgical properties of the transactinium elements with a major emphasis on helping to provide scientists and engineers with the knowledge and expertise required to meet the changing needs of the U.S. in national security and energy policy, environmental studies, medicine, waste minimization and processing, etc. that are vital to the U.S. Department of Energy.”  Though all five institutes are similar they do all tailor their research to the mission of their own institutions. Harboring collaboration between these institutes is has proven to be essential for their future growth and development. Today the consortium of Seaborg Institutes continue to push the bounds of actinide science while educating the next generation.