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DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program


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.

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program, and at the time of application have obtained PhD candidacy (i.e. have completed all coursework and is currently focusing on doctoral thesis research), with a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor. Joint MD/PhD, JD or JD/PhD programs are not eligible. In addition, one or more of the following circumstances must apply with respect to the applicant’s graduate thesis research to be considered eligible for a SCGSR award:

  • Applicant is a graduate student in the university group of a faculty member who is currently a Principal Investigator (PI) on an Office of Science research award, and proposes to do part of their thesis research in collaboration with a DOE national laboratory scientist in a priority research area.
  • Applicant is a graduate student in the university group of a faculty member who is currently funded by an Office of Science research award, but may not be the PI on that award, and proposes to do part of their thesis research in collaboration with a DOE national laboratory scientist in a priority research area.
  • Applicant is a graduate student pursuing thesis research that is significantly well aligned with an Office of Science research program in one or more of the 2017 Priority Research Areas, but not currently in a university group funded by the Office of Science, and proposes to do part of their thesis research in collaboration with a DOE national laboratory scientist in a priority research area.
Last updated: October 2017

Fields of Study:

  • STEM, including specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science

Location:

  • United States

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Study
  • Travel

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • 3-12 months

Deadline:

  • May and November 

Degree Level:

  • Graduate

Amount:

  • Monthly stipend of up to $3000; $2000 total for transportation