Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR)

Program Description

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory or facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. Collaborating DOE laboratory scientists may be from any of the participating DOE national laboratories or facilities.

The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

Further program information


  • 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

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • SCGSR research proposal
  • Official graduate transcripts
  • Proof of Ph.D. candidacy
  • Two letters of support


  • Written research report

Key Dates

Application Period
February 19 – May 5, 2021

Acceptance Date
August/September 2021

Flexible Start Dates

Earliest Start Date: Nov 8, 2021

Latest Start Date: March 7, 2022

Ready to Apply

Fill out the online application, and be prepared to present any other application requirements.