Applications are invited for DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program at a DOE laboratory for 3 to 12 consecutive months. The SCGSR Program provides supplemental awards for PhD students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research.
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.
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- Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarship is available for graduate students. The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program provides supplemental awards for Ph.D. students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory for 3 to 12 consecutive months.
- Study Subject: 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.
- Award: The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to support part of a graduate student‡s thesis research to be conducted at a DOE laboratory/facility. Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. Each awardee is eligible to receive the following benefits:
- Living Stipend
- Inbound and Outbound Transportation
The SCGSR program does not provide additional support for supplies, materials, or travel while conducting the SCGSR research project at the host DOE laboratory/facility during the award period.
Awardees are eligible to receive a monthly stipend in the amount of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory/facility during the award period. The actual monthly stipend amount will be based on an assessment of the individual‡s situation, with factors under consideration including, but not limited to: duration of proposed research, location of home residence, and concurrent federal funding (Under normal circumstances, awardees will receive the maximum monthly stipend). Stipends are provided directly to the awardees through direct-deposit to the awardee‡s designated bank account.
Inbound and Outbound Transportation
Awardees are eligible to be reimbursed for their in-bound and out-bound travel expenses to the host DOE laboratory/facility. Awardees are eligible for travel reimbursement only if the host DOE national laboratory/facility is greater than 50 miles from their home graduate institution. The reimbursement applies to transportation costs only (i.e. not other relocation costs) and is limited to a total travel benefit of up to $2,000 per award.
- In-bound travel: refers to transportation from awardees‡ home graduate institution to the host DOE laboratory/facility at the beginning of the award term.
- Out-bound travel: refers to transportation from the host DOE Laboratory/Facility back to awardees‡ home graduate institution at the end of the award term.
- Number of Awards: Not Known
- Nationality: US applicants
- The award can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: US applicants are eligible to apply for this application programme.
- Entrance Requirements: 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. Eligible graduate students must apply online.Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Minimum Age and U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
- Academic Status
- Enrollment in a Qualified Graduate Program
- Graduate Research aligned with DOE Office of Science Research Programs
- Establishment of a Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientist
- Applicants are eligible to submit only one application per award cycle.
- An application whose SCGSR research proposal has the same scope as that of a previously awarded SCGSR application will not be considered.
- Individuals who meet all other eligibility requirements are eligible to receive more than one SCGSR award during the graduate education provided that the cumulative total of the award periods for all SCGSR awards do not exceed 12 months. If a current SCGSR Awardee is successful in competing for a new SCGSR award, the Awardee must successfully complete the current award and fulfill all their obligations and award terms and conditions associated with that award before the award start date of the new award to be eligible to receive that award.
Minimum Age and U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens at the time of application and be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
How to Apply: The SCGSR Program Application Requirements Include:
- Required Fields of the Online Application System
- A SCGSR Research Proposal
- Official Graduate Transcripts and Proof of Ph.D. Candidacy
- Two Letters of Support
Applicants should create an account on the SCGSR online application system well before the application deadline and become familiar with the application information requested.
- The online application system will guide applicants through the application requirements.
- Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered for evaluation and placement.
- Materials uploaded into the online application system will provide the sole basis for evaluation. It is recommended that the applicant review the Application Evaluation and Selection prior to completing the application.
- Applicants must complete all required fields in the online application. This includes:
- Contact Information
- Academic Information, including Current Graduate Program Information
- Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status
- Professional Information, such as Scientific Publications and Awards
- Graduate Thesis Advisor and Collaborating DOE Laboratory Scientist Contact Information