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HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research Program

Program Description

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is sponsoring 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. Selected applicants will serve 10-week appointments at ORNL. They will collaborate with the Laboratory’s research staff on one of the research projects described in detail in the 2018 Research Projects.

Faculty are encouraged to identify qualified students with whom they would like to work. Identified students will be notified with application and internship details.


Eligibility and Benefits

The program is open to full-time faculty at institutions of higher learning that are designated by the federal government as HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, or Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (PDF). The program will pay a monthly stipend based on the participant’s certified academic salary with a minimum of $4,500/month. In addition, the participant will receive limited reimbursement for inbound and outbound transportation and a monthly dislocation allowance of $1,000.

2018 Summer Research Projects

Clicking on the links below will launch Zintellect, the online application system. The first step will be to create a profile within Zintellect. This will enable you to apply for one or more of the research projects listed. See Application Process for information on the specifics of the application.

Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Application Deadline


For program information or inquiries about the application process, contact:

Julie Malicoat
(865) 576-2311

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