Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program Applications Open

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 (US citizens or lawful permanent residents) to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility 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/facilities.

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, 2 R&D and production programs, and the DOE national laboratories/facilities. 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/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientists may be from any of the participating DOE national laboratories/facilities. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

Applications close May 3rd.

We have scheduled two application assistance webinars. In the first one we want to give the potential applicants an opportunity to talk with each one of you, to see whether their planned research may be relevant to your programs or not. The guidance you provided during last solicitation’s webinar was very effective, as only 3 out of 99 applications were deemed not relevant in the 2022 S2 cycle. Therefore, it would be fantastic if we can have your help again.

The webinar will be on Thursday March 9 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET. However, you only need to be present for the breakout session which will be from approximately 3:00 to 3:30 PM ET. Each breakout room will have your name and the name of your office so that applicants can join according to their research, and you can redirect them to other rooms if you believe their topic is better suited to another office. If you cannot attend this webinar, can you please ask another manager in your office to join us? You (or your replacement) can register here:

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