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Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Open

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Computational Science & Technology Advanced Research Studies Program (C-STARS) is highly selective and offers challenging graduate research opportunities in the computational sciences. C-STARS participants conduct research on nationally visible advanced computing projects in the areas of National Security, Climate Science, Urban Dynamics, Health Data Analytics, Astrophysics, Energy, Chemistry or Biology. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. Must be enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program at an accredited institution, or hold a recent (within the past year) Master’s degree, or have a Master’s equivalency in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) area.

Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Open

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity Program is a highly selective program offering challenging short-term research opportunities to current graduate students in Master’s or Doctoral degree programs or those holding recent Master’s degrees. ASTRO participants conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and environment. Applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program at an accredited institution, or hold a recent (within the past five years) Master’s degree, or have a Master’s equivalency in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) area.

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Science Education Programs at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

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The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers opportunities to participate in energy-related research through three highly competitive internships and research fellowship programs.

Solar Energy Innovators

Open

The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid. EERE is designed to provide opportunities for students, postgraduates, established scientists and faculty to participate in programs, projects, and activities

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Open

The HERE program at ORNL includes research participation programs for students at various academic levels and faculty. Entering College Freshmen, Undergraduates,Faculty,Graduate Students, Recent Associate and Bachelor’s Graduates

Laboratory Technology Associate (Lab Tech) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Open

The Laboratory Technology Associate Program (Lab Tech) offers current undergraduate students or recent bachelor’s or associate degree graduates an opportunity to develop their technical skills at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

 

Post-Bachelor's Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Open

The Post-Bachelor's Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is highly selective and offers challenging opportunities to recent recipients of bachelor’s degrees to conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and environment. Applicants should be recent bachelor's degree recipients or should expect to complete all requirements before starting their appointments. Applicants who have already finished their bachelor’s degree must be within three years of graduation at the time of application.

Post-Master's Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Open

The Post-Master’s Research Associate Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is highly selective and offers challenging opportunities to recent recipients of master’s degrees to conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and environment. Applicants should be recent master’s degree graduates or should expect to complete all requirements before starting appointment. Applicants who have already finished their master’s degrees must be within five years of graduation at the time of application.

Building Technologies Internship Program (BTIP)

Nov 15

In conjunction with the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Technology Office (BTO) student design competitions, JUMP into STEM engages undergraduate and graduate students from architecture, engineering, computer science, and other STEM disciplines departments to enter the online student design competitions for solutions to building design research and development topics as individuals or as members of a team. Selected interns will be appointed full-time for the summer term (10 weeks) at ORNL or NREL and will be engaged in a research and technology project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Start and end dates may be flexible, but a minimum of 10 weeks is required. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university Graduating students are not eligible unless proof of enrollment for continuing education at next academic level in can be provided at selection

 

Marine and Hydrokinetic Graduate Student Research Program

Dec 9

You must be enrolled as a full-time doctoral graduate student at a qualified program requiring a research thesis/dissertation at an accredited U.S. college or university during the Fall 2019 termAs a participant in the WPTO-MHK Graduate Student Research Program, you will conduct research at both your academic institution and at an external hosting facility carrying out research in MHK and supporting the research plan you submit at the time of application. Hosting facility may be a government research facility, industry site (including but not limited to technology developers), universities, or other facility approved by WPTO as a host facility. You will spend a minimum of 6 months at the host facility.

Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program

Dec 30

The Fusion Energy Sciences Postdoctoral Research Program offers recent doctoral degree recipients the opportunity to conduct research in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) fusion energy research and development programs. Participants acquire experience and training in areas of fusion energy science, interact with outstanding scientists and engineers, and have access to advanced equipment and facilities. Appointments are made to designated DOE laboratories, universities, and contractor fusion energy centers.

DOE Scholars Program

Jan 3

The DOE Scholars Program is designed to provide opportunities and attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates to appointments that are carefully designed to help prepare participants towards the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and organizations that support the DOE mission. you must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution of higher education or have completed an undergraduate (B.A., B.S. or equivalent) or graduate (M.S., DVM, Ph.D., or equivalent) degree within five years of the application deadline.

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jan 6
Feb 28
Sep 15

The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides nuclear engineering research opportunities and associated activities for current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. institution in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related degree–OR– a community college student working towards an Associate of Science or Associate of Engineering degree

DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

Jan 9
May 29
Oct 7

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August) or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December) and Spring (January through May) Terms. Must be currently enrolled full-time or have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree

DOE Community College Internships (CCI)

Jan 9
May 29
Oct 7

The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 16 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers. Applications for the CCI program are solicited annually for three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are 10 weeks in duration for the Summer (May through August), Fall (August through December), and Spring (January through May) Terms. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at a community college or accredited two-year college and completed at least one semester at the time of applying.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)

Jan 12

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with educational opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented and minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. You must be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. level (Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for fall 2020).

 

Pathways to Computing Internship Program (PCIP) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jan 15

The ORNL Pathways to Computing Internship Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduate students with research projects in computer science, computational science, and mathematics. Students will learn under the direction of ORNL research staff and will participate on projects in diverse domains including computer science, health data science, and climate science. Selections will be made on a rolling basis and continuing until applicants have been chosen. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at time of application (including accredited community colleges).

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy Program

Jan 15
Jun15

The EERE STP Program provides an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. and Golden, CO site office. Three levels of participation (Levels 1-3) provide opportunities to a range of experience levels from recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers to participate in the program. Doctorate, Master's or Bachelor's degree in an energy-relevant field of science, engineering or other highly quantitative field such as economics is required.

Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovators

Jan 15

The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges. Hard technology is defined as physical devices. With support from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), you will have a unique opportunity to advance your early stage concept to a potentially commercialize-able opportunity with support from mentors at the UAF and at a participating Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory. Applicants must have completed requirements for a Master or PhD or received a Master or PhD in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field by the anticipated start date of the appointment.

Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Jan 31

The Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists on solving problems of national and scientific interest, engage in educational and professional development opportunities, explore career opportunities at national laboratories, and interact with and present their research to ORNL's scientists. As part of the summer institute, students will be organized into teams with diverse educational backgrounds and develop their skills to help solve scientific challenges using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. Applicant must be currently enrolled as a senior undergraduate (must be graduating prior to start date and provide proof of degree) at time of application in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at time of application. Must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment in a degree-seeking graduate program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or have graduated with a bachelor's degree in the last six (6) months (at the time of application) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university

May 9
Nov 14

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 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. Graduate students currently pursuing Ph.D. 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.

Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory

Oct 31

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a new two-year program for innovators focused on energy and science technologies. Through an annual call, four to six teams will be selected to join CRI. The goal of CRI is to give the nation’s brightest energy and science innovators the best chance at success. CRI is a nationwide program for individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. You do not have to started a company to apply to CRI. CRI is an educational research program that teaches the skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur and potentially launch a business.

Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oct 31

Innovation Crossroads, helps entrepreneurs create the next generation of clean energy companies. At Innovation Crossroads, ORNL will match innovators with technology leaders, experienced mentors, and business and investment networks that can accelerate the transition of their world-changing ideas to the marketplace.

 

Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)

Cyclotron Road Fellowships at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nov 6

Cyclotron Road supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance technology projects with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, we have awarded nearly $18 million to 56 fellows who have gone on to generate more than $100 million in funding to support their projects. How it works Every year, we recruit a cohort of entrepreneurial scientists and engineers from around the world. For two years, these innovators are embedded in the Berkeley research ecosystem, where we provide them funding, access to Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, and a program of intensive mentorship, professional development, and networking.


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