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Graduate Student Research Program

The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program is accepting applications. Deadline is September 24, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST.

By providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories, the DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers.

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. Such research opportunities are 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 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 ranges from 3 months to 1 year.

Graduate students pursuing doctorate degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science are eligible to apply for the supplemental research awards provided by the SCGSR program. Eligible graduate students must apply online.

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 programs and the DOE national laboratories.