DOE Program Creates Opportunities for Graduate Students

Published: 21 February 2020

Applications now being accepted for 2020 Solicitation 1

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research program, 2016 awardee Mariusz Starzec of the University of North Dakota worked with Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Cloud Processes Group. Starzec analyzed three-dimensional thunderstorm radar data and developed idealized models to investigate how air interacts with the core of thunderstorms.

Since its inception in 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program has helped prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students 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. This 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.

The SCGSR program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Solicitation 1. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at

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ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.