Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program


The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students (US citizens or lawful permanent residents) to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a qualified PhD program in physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or select areas of environmental sciences at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories.
  • Have obtained PhD candidacy at their home institution and established a defined graduate thesis project and graduate thesis advisor.

How to Apply

Review the most recent program solicitation and apply on the DOE SCGSR website.