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Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (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 have obtained PhD candidacy at the time of application (i.e. have completed all coursework and be 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:

  • 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 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.


Fields of Study:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Location:

  • United States

Program Type:

  • Research
  • Study
  • Travel

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident

Program Length:

  • 3-12 months

Deadline:

  • Spring and Fall 

Degree Level:

  • Graduate

Amount:

  • Monthly stipend; travel reimbursement