DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research program now accepting applications
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has announced that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
The SCGSR program is open to graduate students who are either U.S residents or have permanent resident status and who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found online.
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months — with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis or dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.
The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1, for project periods beginning anytime between Oct. 29, 2018, and March 4, 2019.
Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to more than 300 graduate awardees from over 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.
The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the six Office of Science research program offices, the DOE national laboratories and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education.
For questions, contact Educational Programs and Outreach Manager Meridith Bruozas.