The Alonzo W. Ashley Fellowship Program

The Alonzo W. Ashley Fellowship Program was named in honor of Al Ashley, who retired from SLAC in 1999 after 31 years of dedicated and exemplary service, particularly in the area of championing diversity in the sciences and engineering. During his tenure at SLAC, Al pioneered programs that promoted diversity and encouraged career development for employees, and career exploration for talented students. He was a recipient of a 2005 NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in recognition of his outstanding mentoring efforts and programs that enhanced the participation of historically underrepresented groups in science, mathematics, and engineering. Al served as a mentor to hundreds of emerging scientists and engineers during their journey in their chosen field.

Program Overview

The Alonzo W. Ashley Fellowship Program provides the Fellows practical experience in mission critical fields with the expressed objective of bridging education and professional work experience for underrepresented groups. These one-year, fixed term positions will provide the participant with valuable exposure to world class science and experience working at a DOE National Laboratory. In addition these positions will provide the fellows with an opportunity to evaluate whether they would like to pursue a career at SLAC.


Candidates must have completed their undergraduate or graduate degree and must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.

Application Process

Opportunities will be posted by May 2021 on our careers site:

Applications will be reviewed and accepted by August 27, 2021

The earliest start date will be October 1, 2021


For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Flores

Program Administrator