Science Graduate Student Research Program Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting new applicants for supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE laboratory in research areas that are central to the Office of Science mission. These research opportunities are expected to advance graduate students’ doctoral theses while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs of living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period. Award periods for these research projects range from three to 12 consecutive months.

The DOE SCGSR research areas of interest to modelers include:

  • Earth System Modeling: develop new algorithms or computa­tional methods for earth system model codes that will both advance earth system science and be designed to effectively and efficiently utilize emerging generations of leadership class computers.
  • Environmental System Science: delineate an integrative, hypothesis-driven approach and clearly describe the existing needs in state-of-the-art models through terrestrial ecosystem and subsurface biogeochemical process research projects that will inform land pro­cess, watershed, and ecosystem models, and aligns with the scope and focus of the DOE Terrestrial Ecosystem Science and/or Subsurface Biogeochemical Research programs.
  • Atmospheric System Researchdevelop new expertise in coupling observational data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility with high resolution numerical models to advance predictive understanding of aerosol and cloud processes. Of particular interest are applications for this topic that enable observationally-focused graduate students to develop skills in numerical modeling or modeling-focused graduate students to develop skills in working with advanced observational data.
  • Advanced Scientific Computing Research: develop and maintain world-class computing and network facilities for science, as well as advancing research in applied mathematics, computer science and advanced networking.

Applications are due Thursday, November 16, 2017, 5 p.m. Eastern time. For more information, please visit the list of SCGSR priority research areas or the SCGSR program page.