DOE Program for Graduate Students to Conduct Research at a DOE National Laboratory/Facility

Sponsor Deadline: 

May 5, 2021


Dept of Energy Office of Science

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The Dept of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:  
Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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/facility 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. We would like to bring to your attention 4 transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. The DOE strongly encourages applications in these areas.

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/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. 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/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 8, 2021 and March 7, 2022.