HERE@ORNL Program for Grad. Students and Master's/PhD Thesis Research




Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education




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The Higher Education Research Experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Program for Graduate Students and Master's or Ph.D. Thesis Research is available to graduate students who are pursuing a degree or career in science, mathematics, engineering, technology or a related field. The program allows students to complement academic programs and improve scientific literacy by assisting with Oak Ridge National Laboratory's research in the fields of neutron science, biological systems, energy, advanced materials, national security, super computing and other areas. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, be at least 18 years old, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additionally, you must be currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program and have completed at least one term or be in the first term of a graduate program, or have completed your Master's or Ph.D. coursework and be performing Master's or Ph.D. thesis research. Program terms are two to 12 months for current graduate students, one to two years for Master's thesis research, and one to three years for Ph.D. research. The program provides a $500/week stipend for current graduate students, a $525/week stipend for Master's thesis research, and $550/week for Ph.D. research. A $75/week housing allowance (for students whose permanent residence is outside a radius of 60 miles of ORNL) is also available.




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Additional Information


The deadlines for current graduate students are February 1 for summer, June 1 for fall and October 1 for spring. Applications for thesis research are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.


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