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Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Awards

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is accepting applications for the 2024 solicitation 1 cycle for its Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.  Applications are due on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. 

The award program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE’s Office of Science.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the mission of DOE’s Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories. 

Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. Each awardee is eligible to receive a living stipend and reimbursement for inbound and outbound transportation.

Two application assistance workshops on Zoom are scheduled to assist students. The first will be on Saturday, March 9, 2-3:30 p.m. The second will be on Saturday, April 20, 2-4:30 p.m.

 The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the Office of Science’s six research programs offices and two research and development R&D and production offices, and with the DOE national laboratories/facilities. Program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

More information on the SCGSR program can be found at by visiting the SCGSR program website:, by attending the program’s virtual office hours which are held every Tuesday between 4:00–5:00 p.m. ET via this Zoom link  ( or by emailing the SCGSR team