The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting new applicants for supplemental funds to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist.

These research opportunities are designed to advance graduate students’ doctoral theses/dissertations while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at participating DOE laboratories/facilities.

Applications are due Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to learn how to apply.

Christina McCluskey, a 2016 SCGSR awardee from Colorado State University, assessed numerical predictions of ice nucleating particles associated with sea spray.
Christina McCluskey, a 2016 SCGSR awardee from Colorado State University, assessed numerical predictions of ice nucleating particles associated with sea spray.

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 for a period of three to 12 consecutive months. The goal is to prepare graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current doctoral 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 laboratory/facility. 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 50 awards in the 2019 Solicitation 1 cycle for project periods beginning anytime between October 28, 2019, and March 2, 2020. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 410 graduate awardees from more than 120 U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.

For more information and to apply, please visit the SCGSR website.

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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research as part of the Atmospheric System Research Program.