Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. Students also gain a thorough understanding of the underlying science supporting this field of work.

Program Length

Six weeks, starting in June


Domestic Nuclear Detection Office


A leading university in the United States.


Each student will receive financial compensation to cover tuition, fees, housing, travel, and meals, as well as a $5,000 stipend. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered you must:

  • Be currently enrolled full time as a degree-seeking student in a science, mathematics, or engineering program at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university
  • Have completed at least two years of college-level coursework prior to the start of the NFUSS appointment
  • Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be a U.S. citizen

Application Requirements and How to Apply

Specific application requirements can be found on the program page on the ORISE website.

Who to Contact for Additional Information

For more information on the program, please visit the program page on the ORISE website. For all other inquiries, email, with "Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School" in the subject line.

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