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Current Participants and Applicants

When it comes to advancing your skills in one of the many science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, hands-on opportunities to do real-world research are invaluable. The Maryland office of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers research participation programs through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) that allow senior scientists; faculty; high school, bachelor's, master's and doctoral students; and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience. Participants engage in projects and activities at U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and research facilities worldwide. These programs provide a flow of qualified researchers and technical experts to participate in current research and development activities related to our DOD's critical missions.

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Want to know what opportunities are out there waiting for you? In this section, you will discover research appointments currently available that apply to your academic status and discipline. From engineering, biochemistry, and environmental science to anthropology, epidemiology and public health research; we cover the full spectrum.

Whether you are a university faculty member looking for opportunities to conduct collaborative research, or an undergraduate student looking for a summer experience that could help shape the rest of your career, the ORAU Maryland office can help you find the science education programs that might be right for you.

Last year alone, we placed more than 1,200 participants into research participation programs that best suited their research goals.

If you are a student, recent graduate, post-doc, faculty member, or senior scientist interested in learning about the hundreds of stimulating research experiences, visit our list of open projects.