Application Process and Contacts


Summer students work together on a project.

This program will be held for a 12-week period with students having the option of 2 start dates of mid-May 2020 or mid-June 2020. Seminar series and lectures will be held for 8 weeks to provide the same educational opportunity to all students.

Participants will be paid a competitive scholar salary and reimbursed for moving expenses.

Application for summer 2021 opens Monday, November 9, 2020

Session 1: 12-weeks / May - August  

Session 2: 12-weeks / June - September

Please note: We are hopeful we can offer the DSSI program in person (onsite at LLNL) next summer. The class of 2020 proved that a virtual program is still beneficial, stimulating, and productive—so if necessary, we will pursue a virtual alternative for the upcoming sessions. Regardless of format, the DSSI will welcome the class of 2021!


Questions? dssi-info [at] (Email us!)

Goran Konjevod

Goran Konjevod

DSSI Program Director

Marisol Gamboa

Marisol Gamboa

DSSI Program Co-Director