Christopher White, Illinois Institute of Technology vice provost for academic affairs, encourages graduate students to apply to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The goal of this 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 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 U.S. citizens at the time of application and must be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
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.
Graduate students should send applications directly to DOE. For information on how to apply, click here. Applications are due on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST.
The following is a pdf document of guidance: SCGSR_Research_Proposal_Full_Guidance_Document.pdf