DOE Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

NOTE: Applications for the 2016 competition are due by December 15, 2015 at 5.00pm Eastern Time.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental support to graduate students working towards their PhDs. It allows the students to spend 3-12 consecutive months at a DOE National Laboratory to work on their thesis research topic.  U.S. citizenship is required and the work is to be conducted in a set of Priority Research Areas that have been identified for the SCGSR competition. For each competition priority areas are identified so applicants should check what they are. More information can be found at the DOE Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program website.

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the 6 Office of Science research programs and the DOE national laboratories. Online application and awards administration support is provided by Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) under Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories may range from 3 months to 1 year.