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Publication Date
14 February 2022

DOE Opens Applications for Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards

SCGSR students will perform graduate thesis research at DOE national laboratories. Photo by Sigmund | Unsplash.

Students Will Perform Graduate Thesis Research at National Laboratories

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science has announced that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle.

Applications are due 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

It is required that SCGSR Program applicants be pursuing graduate research aligned with one or more of the Priority Research Areas for a specific solicitation call. The applicant’s proposed SCGSR research project to be conducted at a DOE laboratory must address stated aims in at least one of the priority areas. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. Click here for Priority research areas for the 2022 Solicitation 1 cycle.

SCGSR is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the eight Office of Science research and advanced technology program offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities. Program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). More information can be found at

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