Faculty Opportunities at ORNL
The VFP program, formerly called Faculty and Student Teams (FaST), provides hands-on research opportunities in DOE national laboratories during the summer. Faculty from colleges and universities historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community are encouraged to apply for the VFP program. Faculty members may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate. Selected faculty members and/or students collaborate with laboratory scientists on mutually amenable research projects. This program is limited to faculty and students who are U.S. Citizens or LPRs at the time of application.
The HBCU/MEI Sumer Faculty Program offers summer research appointments for faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Educational Institutions (MEIs). The objective is to increase the number of collaborations and to foster long-term relationships between ORNL research staff and HBCU/MEI faculty members. Successful applicants will serve appointments up to 10 weeks at ORNL. Faculty must apply to posted research projects by January 10. There is no citizenship requirement — unless listed within the project posting.
The HERE program allows faculty to participate during the summer, on a semester basis, or on sabbatical. The program is open to faculty from any U.S. institution of higher education. Faculty research interests are matched with current projects at ORNL as funding is available.
Faculty Research Programs
- DOE Visting Faculty Program (VFP)
- HBCU/MEI Summer Program
- Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) for Faculty
Faculty Research Profiles