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2017 DoD summer research opportunities

Dec. 8, 2016

DoD announces the following civilian summer research programs with the U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Army Research Lab and the Army Institute for Surgical Research. A listing of all opportunities, complete eligibility information and instructions to apply can be located at www.orau.org/maryland. The opportunities  are located either in Ohio, Maryland or Texas at the respective research laboratory. The start dates for each summer program will vary slightly. Selected participants will receive monthly stipends for their research participation within each program. One application may be utilized to apply to all of these programs.  

Please see the respective program application deadlines  and start date within the links provided below. 

U.S. Air Force Research Lab - 2017 Repperger Internship Program (39 opportunities for BS students - Ph.D. candidates) - U.S. Citizenship required
Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2016

U.S. Army Research Lab - Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program (50+ opportunities for BS graduates - Ph.D. candidates) -  Non U.S. Citizens may apply for consideration
Application deadline: Jan. 15, 2017

U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research - Summer Internship Program (12 opportunities for BS students) - U.S. Citizenship required
Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2016

Research areas include, but are not limited to the following:

Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Engineering,  Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Health Physics, Hearing Science, Human Factors Engineering, Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Genetics-Genomics, Mathematics, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience Medical Physics, Neuromorphic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Neuroscience, Physiology, Physics, Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Robotics, Social Science, Spectroscopy, Statistics, Statistical Data Mining and more.

For additional information, please contact Mike Janney, ORAU Senior Recruiter, michael.janney@orau.org or (410) 306-9217.

2017 Student/Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dec. 8, 2016

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus on materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities! 

Visiting Faculty

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Full-time faculty member in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), math, engineering, environmental sciences, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences at an accredited U.S. institution historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community

Application deadline, website and contact information

Higher Education Research Experience - Faculty

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Full-time faculty member in STEM field at an accredited U.S. institution

Application deadline, website and contact information

Higher Education Research Experience - Students and Recent Graduates

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Open to Undergraduates, Recent-BS and AAS, MS, and Ph.D.
  • Appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors but all majors can apply
  • Minimum GPA  - 2.5/4.0

Application deadline, website and contact information

HBCU/MEI Faculty

Eligibility

Application deadline, website and contact information

Nuclear Energy Science Laboratory Synthesis

Eligibility

  • No citizenship requirement
  • Students enrolled at a U.S. college or university in a nuclear engineering, science, or eligible related degree with a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA at the time of appointment

Application deadline, website and contact information

2017 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program

Nov. 23, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for their Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program.

Over the course of the summer, fellows will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.  Fellows will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments, interaction with federal officials and scientists, and visits to important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include "brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer. For examples of past CLEH internship projects, please review at www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/experience.htm.
 
Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate who will be a junior or senior in Fall 2017.  Students graduating in Spring 2017 are not eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies; physical, biological, chemical and/or environmental health to also include emergency preparedness, environmental justice, sustainability, and/or global health environmental studies; environmental, physical, biological chemical and/or social sciences; applicants not majoring in one of these areas may be considered.

Ideal candidates would have extra-curricular activities or volunteer work that is related to the field of environmental health or the environment, including holding positions in these organizations or activities. Undergraduate students must show a dedication to environmental and/or health issues via their coursework or extracurricular activities.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, please visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2773; ORISE Posting Number CDC-NCEH-2017-0020. For any additional information, please contact Marilyn Duffoo, myr4@cdc.govApplication deadline is Jan. 27, 2017. 

2017 Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program

Nov. 23, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for their Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program.

Over the course of the summer, students will be engaged in environmental health projects. They will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental health issues at the Federal level. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities during the internship to include reading and helping to guide weekly journal club discussions, attending and participating in weekly subject matter expert (SME) briefings, attending and participating in weekly field trip activities, preparing and presenting on assigned environmental health projects, participating in professional development trainings including career development, communication, leadership and inquiry and analysis. Students will be matched with a project supervisor based on their experience and skill set. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with seasoned environmental health professionals and scientists during this internship. For examples of past GEH internship projects, please review at www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/experience.htm
 
Qualifications: 

  • Graduate student (enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program) with an academic major or demonstrated concentration in environmental studies, environment, public health, physical, biological, chemical, medical, and/or social sciences.
  • Students enrolled in a doctoral-level clinical degree program (such as MD/DD, DVM, DDS, Pharm D) will also be considered. 
  • Students who will graduate in Spring 2017 are not eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Ideal candidates would have extra-curricular activities or volunteer work that is related to the field of environmental health or the environment, including holding positions of leadership in these organizations or activities. Students should have a passion for the environment and an eagerness to learn about the environment's link to human health.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, please visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2775; ORISE Posting Number:  CDC-NCEH-2017-0021. For any additional information, please contact Marilyn Duffoo, myr4@cdc.govApplication deadline is Feb. 3, 2017. 

Nominations for 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences due Dec. 16

Nov. 15, 2016

As you are aware, ORAU has been privileged to provide funding to support graduate students to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany for a number of years. The Lindau Meeting Council has announced the dates and deadline for the 6th Lindau Nobel Meeting on Economic Sciences with Nobel Laureates from the field of Economics. The meeting will be held Aug. 22-26, 2017.

This note is to advise you of our expected timeline for nominations.
ORAU member institutions may nominate two students per university.  

Selected students will have the opportunity to attend formal lectures and informal meetings with the Nobel Laureate scientists and peers from around the world. Information on past meetings is available at http://www.orau.org/lindau.  

This is the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. This special series on economics occurs every third year and features recipients of the Nobel Prize in the field of economics. Assuming funding becomes available as anticipated, you may nominate a student to attend the economics meeting who:

  • is U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled at a university as full-time graduate students;
  • has completed by August 2017 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the discipline of economics or a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2017

We are especially interested in receiving nominations from a diverse group of students, including women, minorities and people with disabilities.

The selection process for the Lindau Meeting occurs over three phases. All nominations from the universities for the economics meeting must be submitted by an ORAU Councilor via email to lindau@orau.org before Friday, December 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm, Eastern Time.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Michael Ickowitz (michael.ickowitz@orau.org) or Ann Farler (ann.farler@orau.org).

2017 Summer Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Nov. 10, 2016

​Do you know undergraduate students or faculty members who would be interested in a summer internship?  Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Community College Internship (CCI), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Visiting Faculty (VF) and HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research programs! 

  • The CCI program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories.
  • The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at DOE laboratories.
  • The VF program seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce in DOE mission areas. 
  • The HBCU/MEI program seeks to increase the number of collaborations and to foster long-term relationships between ORNL research staff and HBCU/MEI faculty members.

Summer appointment dates are June 5 - Aug. 11, 2017.  The application deadline for the CCI, SULI and VF programs is 5:00 p.m. EST on Jan. 13, 2017. The application deadline for the HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research Program is Feb. 10, 2017.

Visit science.energy.gov/wdts/ and www.orau.org/ornl to apply or to obtain additional information. If you have any questions regarding the programs, please contact ORNLedu@orau.org.

2017 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

Nov. 10, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), in Atlanta, GA, is accepting applications for their Summer ORISE Fellowship. 

The candidate will work on projects associated with developing and applying new analytical methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will work with state-of-the-art equipment on topics relevant to public health. DLS offers a stimulating work environment that enables summer fellows to learn about applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

Qualifications: Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Program dates: May 22 - July 28, 2017. Stipend: Approximately $2,800 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,480 for full-time graduate student fellows. Application deadline is Jan. 20, 2017.

To apply, visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2708; ORISE Posting Number: CDC-NCEH-2017-0001

To learn more about the program visit www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html. For further information, contact Daniel Parker, (770) 488-7854, DParker2@cdc.gov.

ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) now accepting concept submissions

Nov. 3, 2016

The ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) program is now accepting University concept submissions.Universities may now initiate discussion on a potential ODRD idea through the UPO Value Through Partnerships SharePoint https://upo.orau.org/Partners/default.aspx new “ODRD Ideas” submission button.

Designed to facilitate collaboration between ORAU Programs and University Partners, ODRD competitively funds select innovative research-based approaches/ solutions that fall within the intersection of core capabilities of ORAU and our member universities research interests. Proposed ideas may include any of the following ORAU Core capabilities:

  • Radiation detection/survey applications/modeling
  • Radiochemistry/mercury analyses
  • Health physics/radiation dosimetry
  • Beryllium Lymphocyte proliferation tests/worker health
  • Data analytics/GPS applications
  • Epidemiology/exposure risk assessments
  • Safety culture/health communication
  • Atmospheric science/CO2 measurements
  • Nanotechnology Related to Emergency Response
  • Emergency management/community resilience
  • Radiation emergency medical response/Cytogenetic biodosimetry techniques
  • Assessment and evaluation studies/educational technology
  • Energy/small modular reactors

Concept submissions should be very brief and should not include any proprietary or business sensitive information. After the concept is reviewed and a partnership project is deemed viable, non-disclosure agreements will be signed to allow detailed discussion either at the university campus or at ORAU. 

Access to the UPO Value Through Partnerships site requires an agreement through the access permission process and a signed MOU. If your school needs access to the site, please let us know. Please remember that information contained in this site is available for ORAU Members only and may not be shared with non-member entities.

For additional information, visit the ODRD Program page or contact Jen Garman, jennifer.garman@orau.org or Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org. For additional information or assistance with SharePoint access, please contact universitypartnerships@orau.org.

ORISE/DHS 2017 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Oct. 27, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). This program provides faculty and student research teams from MSIs with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The purpose of the program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at MSIs in research areas that support the mission and goals of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students receive a 10-week stipend of $12,000 $6,000 and $7,000, respectively, plus limited travel expenses

Areas of Research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.  Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. 

U.S. citizenship required
Deadline for applications: Dec. 19, 2016, 11:59PM EST

For more information: www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html or contact DHSed@orau.org.

Submit applications at www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2641.

ORISE/DHS 2017 DHS HS-STEM SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its 10-week Summer Internship Program in a broad spectrum of research areas. These internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM). Undergraduate and graduate students receive a 10-week stipend of $6,000 and $7,000, respectively, plus limited travel expenses

Research experiences are offered at:

  • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  • Customs and Borders Protection
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps
  • National Security Technologies
  • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
  • Transportation Security Laboratory
  • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required
Deadline for applications: Dec. 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

For more information: www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ or contact DHSed@orau.org.

Submit applications at www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2595.

Call for Expertise:  Counterterrorism - Software Enabling Technologies

Oct. 12, 2016

ORAU has partnered with a private company on an upcoming federal IDIQ contract opportunity that requires demonstrated expertise related to related to identifying software enabling technologies to combat terrorism. A Call for Expertise announcement has been posted on the Value through Partnerships SharePoint site describing the scope of this request. A response to this request is needed by Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

This opportunity is only available to member universities that have a fully executed and current MOU signed with ORAU, and have established a SharePoint user account. Questions related to this new opportunity should be addressed to Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org, (865) 241-8158. If you have questions related to gaining access to the SharePoint site, please contact the University Partnerships Office at university.partnerships@orau.org.

ORISE to present CareerLink at ORNL

Oct. 10, 2016

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education presents CareerLink—a series of workshops to connect HBCUs/MEIs with Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. CareerLink will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and is designed to provide students and faculty with the information and tools to successfully apply to two of DOE's Office of Workforce Development Programs:

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program
  • Visiting Faculty Program - we are looking for students and faculty in STEM fields who are interested in collaborating with a DOE lab scientist or engineer on research projects of mutual interest.
  • Pre-event activities - interactive webinars will prepare students for CareerLink. Faculty will submit a curriculum vitae and a quad chart outlining current research interests.
  • CareerLink event day:
    • SULI workshop
    • Visiting Faculty Program workshop
    • ORNL mentors workshop
    • Mentor-student-faculty networking sessions

How to register: To register for the event, please contact the ORAU Councilor at your university (see list for ORAU Councilors).

Questions should be addressed to careerlink@orau.org.

ORNL Innovation Crossroads

Oct. 6, 2016

Do you have a game changing energy technology idea? Five aspiring entrepreneurs will be chosen to mature their ideas for clean energy solutions at ORNL and launch new companies. Proposals are due November 18 and can lead to awards of up to $350,000 in R&D funding to use in ORNL’s research facilities, plus a fellowship for up to two years. High-impact ideas that address the Department of Energy’s mission and leverage core ORNL R&D capabilities are invited. Eligible proposers must possess five years of technical experience, be first time entrepreneurs, and be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Additional information is available and applications can be submitted at innovationcrossroads.org or by contacting Tom Rogers.

ORNL 2017 Cyber and Information Security Research (CISR17) Conference

Oct. 6, 2016

The 12th Annual Cyber Security Conference at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee will bring together cyber security researchers, program managers, security vendors, and practitioners to discuss many challenging tasks and novel solutions pertaining to cyber security. Research papers describing novel contributions in any area of cyber and information security are solicited.

  • Submission deadline (full papers): Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance (full papers) Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
  • Submission deadline (short papers) Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance (short papers): Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Early registration deadline: Sunday, March 19, 2017
  • Registration deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

Full submission and registration information can be found at
www.cisr.ornl.gov/cisrc17/

Call for expertise (time critical): CBRN and human signatures

Oct. 3, 2016

ORAU has partnered with a private company on an upcoming federal IDIQ contract opportunity that requires demonstrated expertise related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) and Human Signatures Research. This announcement serves as a time critical request for information on your institution’s expertise in these areas.

A Call for Expertise announcement has been posted on the Value through Partnerships SharePoint site, which includes detailed information on the scope of research capability being requested.  Since this is time critical, we would appreciate receiving your response no later than Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016.

This opportunity is only available to member universities that have a fully executed and current MOU signed with ORAU, and have established a SharePoint user account. Questions related to this new opportunity should be addressed to Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org, 865-241-8158. If you have questions related to gaining access to the SharePoint site, please contact the University Partnerships Office at university.partnerships@orau.org.

NOAA scholarship and Education workshop annoucements

Oct. 3, 2016

NOAA - Office of Education Scholarships announces 2017 application now open

NOAA student scholarship programs provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on experience, pursue research, and educational training in NOAA-mission sciences.

  • EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships and internships to outstanding students studying at Minority Serving Institutions.
  • Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the nine-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500) for full-time study during a second nine-month academic year.

Read more at www.noaa.gov/office-education/scholarships.

Evolving Education with Cognitive & Data Sciences

At the 2015 ORAU Council meeting, Steven Miller presented a keynote regarding preparation of the next generation for the cognitive era. Steven has posted an updated version of his presentation at bit.ly/data-talent and has invited Councilors or member university representatives to attend a meeting on the Evolving Education with Cognitive and Data Sciences workshop, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 in Four Seasons Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV.

This full-day workshop will bring together faculty, academic and industry leaders to explore how the exploding demand for graduates skilled in cognitive and data sciences can be put to work for students in the classroom. This workshop is open to anyone responsible for curriculum and program design, or building the talent pool of an organization with an interest in improving outcomes for learners, regardless of industry. This special event immediately precedes World of Watson in Las Vegas which runs from Oct. 24-27. Qualified academics receive special conference pricing. 

For more information, visit www.kdnuggets.com/2016/09/ibm-evolving-education-cognitive-data-science-october.html.

Nominations of students for 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting due Oct. 14

Sept. 8, 2016

As you are aware, ORAU has been privileged to provide funding to support graduate students to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany for a number of years. The Lindau Meeting Council has announced the dates and deadline for the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with Nobel Laureates from the field of chemistry. The meeting will be held June 25-30, 2017. This note is to advise you of our expected timeline for nominations.

ORAU member institutions may nominate two students per university.

Selected students will have the opportunity to attend formal lectures and informal meetings with the Nobel Laureate scientists and peers from around the world. Information on past meetings is available at www.orau.org/lindau.

In 2017, the meetings will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in the field of chemistry. Assuming funding becomes available as anticipated, you may nominate a student to attend the chemistry meeting who:

  • is U.S. citizen currently enrolled at a university as full-time graduate students;
  • has completed by June 2017 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the discipline of chemistry or a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before Dec. 31, 2017

We are especially interested in receiving nominations from a diverse group of students, including women, minorities and people with disabilities.

The selection process for the Lindau Meeting occurs over three phases. All nominations from the universities for the chemistry meeting must be submitted by email to lindau@orau.org before Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at 4 p.m., Eastern Time.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Michael Ickowitz or Ann Farler.

EPA Communications Associate position available

Aug. 25, 2016

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is searching for an EPA Communications Associate with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The Associate will assist with internal and external communications for the U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory.   

The application deadline for this position is Aug. 29, 2016.  The position start date is September 2016. The selected applicant will be a temporary employee of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial contract period is through May 14, 2017. EPA may elect to renew the contract for an additional three 12-month optional periods.

  • Full time, $27.72/hour
  • Must have earned at least a Master’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Technical Communications, or related field
  • Must have experience in technical writing, interviewing, and verbal and written communication
  • Will perform tasks such as developing web content, creating material for media representatives, taking photos, editing, writing, and assisting with event planning

For the full position description and to apply, visit our website: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2452.

Questions? Email EPAjobs@orau.org.

ORAU Events Grant Deadline (Cycle 1):  Sept. 1, 2016

Aug. 4, 2016

ORAU Events Grant provide up to $4,000 in support of events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

The deadline to submit for support for events taking place between Oct. 1 2016 and May 31, 2017 is Sept. 1, 2016

Eligibility:

  • Applications must be submitted by the Councilor at any ORAU institution in good standing (i.e. membership fees and required reports for existing award programs are current).
  • Each ORAU institution may submit one request for an event during ORAU’s fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30).
  • A representative from ORAU must be invited to the event and will attend, if possible.

For complete selection criteria, funding restrictions and instructions to apply, please see the University Partnerships Office, Events Sponsorship Program link, on the ORAU website.

Neutron Sciences Call for Proposals – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Aug. 4, 2016

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system. This call is for experiments anticipated to run January through June 2017. Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. (EDT)

Specific information on this call and each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the ORNL Neutron Sciences website. Proposals will be reviewed for feasibility, safety, and potential for high impact science. Users for approved projects must complete access and training requirements prior to beginning experiments. 

Updates:

  • Please note that ORCiD registration will be required beginning with this proposal cycle. Add your ORCID iD to your profile now to avoid delays in proposal submission.
  • Current schedule calls for reduced time available in this cycle at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) due to an extended maintenance outage which will begin at the end of March 2017.
  • HFIR will have four cycles scheduled during this experimental period Please see articles on these changes in our latest edition of the ORNL Neutron Times.
  • Opportunity to request Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) characterization time as part of your neutron proposal.

To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, go to neutrons.ornl.gov/users/proposals.shtml.

Call for Expertise: Uses of Nanotechnology on Surfaces for Military Applications

July 22, 2016

ORAU’s University Partnerships Office has received a request to support a Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) State-of-the-Art Report related to military applications of nanotechnologyA Call for Expertise announcement has been posted on the Value through Partnerships SharePoint site, which includes detailed information on the scope of research capability being requested. A response is required by Aug. 5, 2016.

This opportunity is only available to member universities that have a fully executed and current MOU signed with ORAU, and have established a SharePoint user account. Questions related to this new opportunity should be addressed to Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org, 865-241-8158.

If you have questions related to gaining access to the SharePoint site, please contact the University Partnerships Office at university.partnerships@orau.org.

5th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology scheduled for Aug. 7-10

July 7, 2016

The 5th International Symposium on Diffraction Structural Biology will be held on August 7-10, 2016, at the Hilton Downtown in Knoxville, Tenn. The symposium will report on the latest discoveries in structural biology using X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction, and complementary techniques such as small-angle scattering, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and advanced computational approaches. The symposium will also cover the latest developments in electron, photon and neutron sources and associated methods and instrumentation. Tours offered include the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s international user facilities – High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), and the Titan supercomputer.

Prior to the symposium, two workshops will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6: Neutron Protein Crystallography and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering. Symposium session topics will include:

  • Bioenergy
  • Drug design
  • Enzyme mechanism and allostery
  • Macromolecular complexes
  • Membranes and membrane proteins
  • New instruments and methods
  • Sources and facilities

For more information on the symposium/workshops and to register, visit conference.sns.gov/event/2/.

Multiple opportunties for State Department grants; Technology and Innovation call for papers

July 7, 2016

US Embassy – Cuba Large and Small Grant Solicitation Program for STEM Projects with Cuba

The U.S. Embassy to Cuba Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced limited funding through the U.S. Embassy to Cuba Public Affairs Small Grants Program to support activities that promote U.S.-Cuba bilateral relations in the following three priority areas:

  1. Increase entrepreneurship and economic opportunities, especially among youth and underserved communities;
  2. Enhance bilateral partnerships through the promotion of education, the access and use of technology, sports, and partnerships across the Americas.
  3. Promote cultural exchange and enhance understanding of our shared history, traditions, and values through innovative means.

Eligibility is limited to those who qualify to receive U.S. grants, and have the ability to develop and implement their proposed programs in Cuba. The U.S. Embassy in Cuba and the Department of State encourage organizations that have not previously received international program funding from the U.S. Government to apply under this announcement.

Estimated project start date: Rolling, starting April 1, 2016
Estimated project end date:
Jan. 1, 2017

Closing date and time for submission of application: Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis up until Aug. 15, 2016, 18:00 EDT, depending on funds availability. All projects must begin before Sept. 30, 2016. This does not mean that the activity being funded must be completed before Sept. 30, 2016, but that preparation for the activity must begin before that date. 

Award Floors and Ceilings:

  • Small Grants Program: U.S. $1,000 - $15,000
  • Large Grants Program: U.S. $15,000 - $100,000

Additional information for each opportunity may be found at the following links:

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Call for Papers:  Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Technology and Innovation (T&I) is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on innovation and entrepreneurship. T&I is published by the National Academy of Inventors and presents information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences, with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation, and welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. T&I publishes original articles in basic and applied research, critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries, essays, and patent and book reviews of interest to our readers.

Articles and reviews addressing topics associated with innovation and entrepreneurship with relevant topics including but not limited to:

  • Opportunities to accelerate innovation research
  • Follow-on funding mechanisms after start-up creations
  • Collaboration/partnerships to accelerate innovation
  • Developing entrepreneurial curricula
  • Licensing activities
  • Student involvement in innovation/entrepreneurship activities

Initial manuscript submission deadline: Sept. 1, 2016.

Instructions for authors, including manuscript formatting information and author forms, can be found at academyofinventors.org/ti/resources.asp. If you have questions or would like to submit a manuscript, please contact the guest editor, Rathindra DasGupta, at Rathindra DasGupta or the assistant editor of T&I, Kimberly Macuare, at Kimberly Macuare.

ORNL GIS-based Settlement Mapping Post Bachelor's and Post Master's Associates

June 23, 2016

The Computational Sciences and Engineering Division (CSED) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is looking for Post Bachelor and Post Master Research Associates with the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) Group. The associate will support spatial research initiatives with special emphasis in remote sensing and imagery analysis techniques to support population modeling.

  • Must have earned either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geography, geospatial science, remote sensing, imaging science, or a closely related discipline
  • Must have experience with digital spatial data and imagery, GIS principles, GIS analytical techniques, data management, visualization, and commercial GIS products
  • Experience with commercial satellite imagery, land cover classification, GIS-based programming and application development, and command line text processing tools is preferred
  • Will perform tasks such as collecting imagery and data, ascertaining model accuracy with pattern recognition, and verifying and validating outputs

Multiple positions are available; appointment duration is for one-year. For the full position description and to apply, visit ow.ly/uqcm301g7RD (for Post Bachelor’s) or ow.ly/LeF4301g7U6 (for Post Master’s).              

Questions? Email ORNLedu@orau.org. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

DHS announces $40M funding opportunity for new Criminal Investigations Center of Excellence

June 9, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), today announced a $40M funding opportunity for an institution to lead a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis. DHS S&T is additionally searching for potential partners to work with the lead institution in support of the Center’s activities.

These two related funding opportunities, posted at www.grants.gov, are open to receive proposals from accredited U.S. colleges and universities. The deadline for submitting proposals is Sept. 1, 2016.  DHS intends to fund this new COE for 10 years for a total of approximately $40 million through a cooperative agreement.

This new COE will conduct end user-focused research to enhance investigation strategies of transnational criminal organizations’ (TCO) activities and other homeland security-related crimes. The overarching goal of the Center will be to develop methods, tools, knowledge products, and technology-based solutions for agents, officers and investigators to better predict, thwart and prosecute these crimes.

DHS is soliciting proposals from multi-disciplinary research teams that have research experience and concentration in criminal investigations and network analysis. The research teams will work closely with DHS and other criminal investigators to develop successful innovations to dismantle TCOs. The teams will need to cover a variety of academic disciplines including criminology, engineering, and mathematics.

The S&T COEs are university consortia that work closely with DHS operating components to conduct research, develop and mission-relevant science and technology, and educate the next generation of homeland security technical experts. Each COE is led by a U.S. college or university and has multiple partners from universities, industry, DHS, federally funded research and development centers, and other federal state and local agencies.

The notice of funding opportunities for the Center for Criminal Investigations lead institution and partner institution are available at grants.gov.

For additional information about the DHS COEs, visit DHS S&T Centers of Excellence. DHS will conduct a webinar for interested applicants available at Informational Webinar on June 21, 2016 at 3 p.m. EDT.

17th Annual ORAU/ORNL Graduate Student Recruitment Fair

May 6, 2016

Can you believe it, this will be the 17th year for the ORAU and ORNL graduate student recruitment fair! The fair is held in conjunction with the conclusion of the ORNL summer undergraduate student programs. It has been a hit, and many of you have expressed interest in sending recruitment staff this year. We are holding the event at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. So, there is plenty of room, but more importantly plenty of wonderfully capable and motivated undergrads looking towards graduate school.

More than 200 students from across the country will present posters of their research at ORNL during an all-day session on Thursday, Aug. 11. The recruitment fair will run the entire day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. so students may come to all university tables during the day and have a punch card stamped by you. This will qualify them for a gas card drawing. Please provide your logo for punch card on registration form. University representatives will be limited to Building 5200. They WILL NOT be permitted to go to any other buildings on campus. If you will be meeting with any ORNL employees, please have them to come to the cafeteria where there are plenty of table and chairs available.

FAIR SIGN-UP
In order for us to most efficiently accommodate your needs and determine the size of the room we'll need the number of guests so please register as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, July 28, whether your institution will attend and desire to have table space for recruiting purposes (limit one table/four people per institution). Table location will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

To reserve a table and get an ORNL Badge, please register each attendee. Be aware that increased security concerns require that you have early approval to go to the laboratory. U.S. Citizens must apply by July 28, and non-citizens, including permanent residents, will have to apply for visit approval by June 16. There will be no exceptions! Representatives will be limited to Building 5200 – they WILL NOT be permitted to go to any other buildings on campus.

Several EPA positions available

May 2, 2016

The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and helps EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has the following openings. All start dates are May/June 2016.

Athens, GA

Raleigh Durham, NC

Washington, DC

Corvallis, OR

Duluth, MN

Program Eligibility: To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age and
  • enrolled in good standing in a degree-seeking program at an accredited U.S. educational institution or a recent (within the last 24 months) graduate with a bachelor’s, master’s or postdoctoral degree and
  • a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

Full details on each project can be found at the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program website.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the CDC

April 19, 2016

A Statistical/Mathematical Modeler fellowship opportunity is available within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), in Atlanta, Ga. The research participant will support the health economics/ statistical modelling team to develop simulation models used for projecting health and economic burdens of diabetes and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions/policies for the prevention and control of diabetes.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in operation research, biostatistics, or epidemiology within five years of the appointment starting date.
  • Knowledge of statistical theory and methods; ability to complete and interpret statistical analyses.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming languages and statistical analysis software packages (SAS required; SUDAAN, Stata).
  • Knowledge and skills using modeling software (e.g. Excel, TreeAge) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn programing languages such as C++ is desirable.

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program. For a complete list of eligibility requirements and to apply, visit: www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2118

Please note that the following items are required: resume/CV, official transcript, two educational or professional references, and the completed application form. Incomplete applications or submissions made after the application deadline will not be considered. All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

For further information contact CDCrpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code: CDC-NCCDPHP-2016-0079 in your email.

Applications being accepted for the ORNL Distinguished Fellowships

April 12, 2016

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is currently accepting applications for the Liane Russell, Eugene Wigner, Alvin Weinberg, and Alston Householder Distinguished Fellowships. The Distinguished Fellowships hire a limited number of outstanding early career scientists and engineers into research staff positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. Selected Fellows are expected to contribute greatly to the research efforts of ORNL, represent ORNL with its collaborators in the scientific community, and work to advance the missions and goals of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Department of Energy. A full description of each of the Fellowships are listed on application posting site here

Successful applicants are those who have high potential to be future ORNL leaders and who have demonstrated strong leadership within their academic, professional, and/or technical areas.

To apply, applicants must have received their doctoral degree before his or her start date and can be no more than five years beyond receiving their doctoral degree at the date of application submission. Applicants should not have previously held more than one postdoctoral appointment. The posting will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

If interested, visit http://1.usa.gov/1MbNlFO. Questions can be directed to ornlfellows@ornl.gov.

CDC Public Health Informatics Fellowship

April 4, 2016

A unique and state-of-the-art fellowship opportunity to put science into action is available in the Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS) in the Office of the Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC.

The objectives of this fellowship will emphasize acquiring skill and knowledge for developing and implementing the evaluation of CDC science, research, and investigations particularly from the point of view of design and evaluation with quasi-experimental and experimental designs and logic models where IT is a tool to leverage in this area of work, and the applied, natural environment is the setting for the conduct of empirical and scientific investigations in support of CDC science quality and integrity.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree or higher in the social, natural, physical, or computational sciences; engineering; or public health.

Eligibility Requirements:   

  • Degree:  Currently pursuing a Master's degree or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s):  Physics (All), Social and Behavioral Sciences (select), Earth and Geosciences (All),

Engineering (All), Life Health and Medical Sciences (All), Mathematics and Statistics (All), Other Physical Sciences (All), Computer Sciences (All), Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)

  • Veteran Status:  None

How To Apply:  A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • Cover letter (additional details included on the Zintellect posting)

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with education level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

For additional details including a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit the Zintellect posting site: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/1854. If you have questions, send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org; please include the reference code for this opportunity, CDC-ASTDR-2016-0046, in your email.

New ACT - Agile Cyber Technology Draft Task Order RFIs

March 29, 2016

ORAU has received two new Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) draft Requests for Information (RFI) task orders from the Agile Cyber Technology (ACT) prime contractor, CACI International, Inc. (formerly L-3 National Security Solutions).

The task orders are posted on ORAU's Value Through Partnerships external secure SharePoint Site and can be viewed under the header “Task Orders” at upo.orau.org/Partners/SiteAssets/ACT.aspx. The small business (SB) primes on the ACT contract are given first opportunity to respond to the RFIs. If AFRL determines that the SB(s) cannot fully perform the work, the RFIs will be opening competed among all ACT awardees. ORAU will then be requested to provide university capability information.

If your university has the technical expertise to directly support the research outlined in these RFIs, please contact Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org, 865-241-8158, by April 8, 2016. We anticipate receiving more information soon from CACI as AFRL determines the need to issue formal RFP packages for this work and the potential role our university consortium members can play.

This opportunity is only available to member universities that have a fully executed and current MOU signed with ORAU, and have established a SharePoint user account. If you have questions related to accessing the SharePoint site, please contact the University Partnerships Office at university.partnerships@orau.org.

Position available for an EPA Scientific Application and Database Developer with the Office of Research and Development

March 28, 2016

The National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC, is looking for a Scientific Application and Database Developer. The Developer will provide support in scientific application development and programming for a robust NCCT database research program. The job is a full time position at $27.71/hour and is expected to begin May 2016.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned a Master’s degree in bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, computational biology, computer science, information science, math, physics, statistics, or a closely related field of study, from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months and
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.

Required knowledge, skills, work experience, and education

The applicant shall have:

  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in a programming or scripting language,
  • Demonstrated a working knowledge of web application development, and
  • Demonstrated a working knowledge of relational databases.

Will work with other team members to assist with application and scripts development, conducting team code reviews, developing automated tests, documenting project progress, and other related software development tasks.

Applications encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible. For more information or to apply, please visit the posting page at www.orau.org/epa/apply/description.aspx?JobId=19504. For additional question, please email EPAjobs@orau.org.

Position available for a Safe & Healthy Communities Assessment Tool Support Associate

March 28, 2016

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is searching for a Safe & Healthy Communities Assessment Tool Support Associate for the EPA Research Triangle Park facility in Raleigh-Durham, NC. The Associate will assist in developing, refining, and managing C-FERST (Community-Focused Exposure and Risk Screening Tool) and Tribal- FERST (Tribal-Focused Environmental Risk and Sustainability Tool). The job is a full time position at $27.31/hour and is expected to begin in May 2016. 

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned a Master’s degree in computer science or environmental science, public health or other closely related field from an accredited university or college, and
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.

Required knowledge, skills, work experience, and education

Successful candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in computer programming to design, display and communicate webpage content to average public users. Specifically, knowledge and experience with JavaScript, JQuery, Oracle SQL, Object Oriented Programming skills in ColdFusion, and metadata editing.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in ESRI ARC/GIS Online and Widget-building (custom map- making) programming,
  • Leadership skills and have experience working in teams, and
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.

Will perform tasks such as updating the underlying IT, GIS, and website development supporting these tools, developing and revising metadata, improving EPA web-based decision support tools, updating website content, assisting with C-FERST demos and training, supporting outreach, and administrative functions like recording meetings and tracking projects

Applications encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible. For more information or to apply, please visit the posting page at www.orau.org/epa/apply/description.aspx?JobId=19547. For additional question, please email EPAjobs@orau.org.

ORAU now accepting proposals from Postdoc/Faculty Teams for the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

March 22, 2016

ORAU is pleased to provide the information below regarding an opportunity available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

ORAU is now accepting proposals for the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program. Recent Ph.D. graduates or Ph.D. students who will soon complete their degrees are invited to collaborate with full-time faculty or staff members from accredited colleges, universities, and U.S. Government laboratories who will serve as the Postdoc’s local Research Advisor. In partnership with the Research Advisor, the Postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to one of the research opportunities identified at orau.org/icpostdoc/current-opportunities.aspx.

If selected for an IC Postdoc Program appointment, the Postdoc will conduct the research described in the proposal at the advisor’s location.

Postdoctoral appointments typically last for twenty-four months, with an initial appointment of twelve months and a subsequent twelve month renewal.  The Program has the discretion to fund a third year, if outlined in the original proposal. Each twelve month award of an IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship confers these elements:

  • To the Postdoc - a stipend award and insurance supplement ranging from $75,000 to $79,000 (depending upon the location of the appointment and the academic discipline of the Ph.D.), as well as a $6,000 travel allowance.
  • To the College, University, or U.S. Government Laboratory - an award of up to $15,000 ($10,000 for a Research Advisor stipend and $5,000 laboratory allowance). The university, college, or federal lab award is provided in installments as an organizational stipend. The Research Advisor may submit a request to transfer the balance of his or her stipend to the postdoc appointee if both are in agreement.
  • To the Research Advisor - a travel allowance of $2,000 for the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program travel. The Research Advisor may request to transfer the balance of his or her travel allowance budget to his or her laboratory allowance if he or she will not be incurring any costs for programmatic travel.

Proposals will be accepted through April 15, 2016. For more detailed information about the program, research opportunities, requirements, or eligibility, visit orau.org/icpostdoc/default.html or contact ICPostdoc@orau.org.

Summer fellowship opportunities at CDC NIOSH

March 16, 2016

Fellowship opportunities are currently available for the Collegiate Leaders in Occupational Safety and Health Program with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Summer programs are full-time appointments for 10 weeks in duration: June 6-Aug. 12, 2016. The application deadline is April 8, 2016.

The fellowship opportunities may include projects in the following areas:

  • Evaluation and synthesis of occupational health and safety data to support revision to the NIOSH Pocket Guide, the Occupational Exposure Banding and risk assessment projects.
  • Working with research epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, and health communications specialists on occupational health studies.
  • Preparing length-classified fibers for toxicology studies: The participant will operate cross flow filtration apparatus, optical imaging and statistical analyses of the data.
  • Investigating exposure to isocyanates during application of spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI). Participant will assist in a study that seeks to determine the relative strength of several sampling and analytical methodologies and to evaluate both the collection efficiencies and the derivatization efficiencies of the different sampling methodologies in the SPFI application environment.
  • Support NIOSH researchers on the development and analysis of data sets for occupational health risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointments are for one summer, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participants will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with education level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Qualifications: Applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in occupational health, industrial hygiene, general or environmental public health, epidemiology, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, acoustics and physics, or a related field at an accredited U.S. college or university are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in upper-level (junior or senior) courses. Individuals who have received a bachelor's degree in one of these fields within the past two years are also eligible to apply.

  • Knowledge and experience analyzing data from animal or human studies, surveys, questionnaires, literature resources, or databases is desired
  • Two internships have more specific qualifications of laboratory experience – wet laboratory experience and chemistry lab experience (typically acquired in chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering lab courses)
  • For the health communications position, strong Spanish language skills are desirable
  • Training in cross-flow filtration and optical imaging software will be provided

How to apply: Please visit www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2017 for more information and to apply. A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

For any additional questions, please email CDCrpp@orau.org and cite opportunity reference code CDC-NIOSH-2016-0063.

Application deadline for Seventh Workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology is April 1

March 16, 2016

Location and date: Oak Ridge, Tenn., May 16-20, 2016

The workshop on Neutron Scattering Applications in Structural Biology aims at enabling structural biologists to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Attendees will participate in lectures and tutorials focusing exclusively on neutron techniques applied in structural biology. The workshop is designed for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty new to or with limited experience of neutron scattering.

Travel and accommodation expenses are supported for selected participants from the United States. International applications are welcome, however the course organization is not able to support travel or accommodation.

The number of participants will be limited to 15. There is no registration fee for all selected participants.

The application package should be sent to: meilleurf@ornl.gov, before April 1, 2016 and consist of:

  • Information form
  • CV
  • Applicant motivation letter (1/2 to 1 page)
  • Principal Investigator letter of support (for graduate students only; 1/2 to 1 page),

Detailed information: https://conference.sns.gov/event/15 

Application deadline for 18th National school on Neutron and X-ray scattering is April 4, 2016

March 16, 2016

Location and date: Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs; July 30-Aug. 12, 2016

Graduate students at North American universities are invited to apply to attend the 18th National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs from July 30 - August 12, 2016. This school is designed to introduce students to the capabilities available at U.S. neutron and x-ray user facilities and pays for students’ travel, meals and lodging costs.  

Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of neutron and synchrotron sources, as well as seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects.  As part of the school, students also conduct a series of short experiments to provide some hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources, both at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (August 7-12), and Oak Ridge's Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities (July 30-Aug. 6). View an informational flyer about the event.

How to Apply: Applicants are encouraged to register electronically through the website at http://aps.anl.gov/nx.  Applicants not having internet access may request an application form by contacting:

Neutron and X-ray School
Division of Educational Programs
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue, Bldg. 223
Argonne, IL  60439
630-252-4114 phone
630-252-3193 fax
nxschool@anl.gov

Applications must be submitted by April 4. The application process is quite competitive and requires submission of evaluation letters from among the student’s advisor, department chair and other professors.
Complete program and application details can be found at www1.aps.anl.gov/nx and neutrons.ornl.gov/nxs/

ORISE Evaluation Fellowship opportunity at the CDC

March 16, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks applicants for the 2016-2017 class of the CDC Evaluation Fellowship Program. Under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer, the selected participant will be matched with CDC host programs to carry out program evaluation activities for/with those programs. Host programs will be selected through a competitive process to ensure participants are being assigned to productive evaluation activities that will both build the knowledge base of the program and enhance the professional development of the participant.

Typically, a participant will be assigned to one program for the duration of their appointment, but s/he may also serve on a series of smaller evaluation projects outside their host program to increase their exposure to CDC. The participants will interact primarily with the staff of their host program, but will receive support as a group and individually from Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO) staff. S/he will have the opportunity to develop a customized training and professional development plan in consultation with their host program mentor and PPEO to ensure they fill skill gaps and gain visibility with CDC programs through the duration of their appointment. S/he will also have frequent opportunities to interact with colleagues in their fellowship cohort to promote the exchange of ideas and to further advance their knowledge and skills in evaluation.

Qualifications: Individuals with a doctoral degree in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or another STEM discipline, and with significant coursework in program evaluation and measurement, are eligible to apply. Master’s-level candidates from these same disciplines and with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also encouraged to apply. A qualifying degree must have been received within the past five years, and by spring 2016 at the latest.

How to Apply
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The application deadline is April 15, 2016.

For further information, contact: Dan Kidder at dtk8@cdc.gov

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research

March 16, 2016

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation in order to carry out studies that will significantly advance our understanding of nanoscale phenomena and develop functional nanomaterials systems. Access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.

Scientifically high-impact proposals are sought that take advantage of any of the CNMS research capabilities listed below.  In particular, prospective users are encouraged to submit proposals that utilize and exploit synergies of research capabilities in two or more of these areas, and proposers of experimental nanoscience research are encouraged to request theory/modeling/simulation collaborations as appropriate.

The CNMS provides research capabilities in the following areas for users:

  • Macromolecular Nanomaterials
  • Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials Theory Institute
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Nanofabrication Research Laboratory
    • Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials
  • Electron & Atom Probe Microscopy

The CNMS website provides detailed descriptions of specific CNMS Research Capabilities that are offered to users, and this list of capabilities is duplicated in checklist form on the downloadable CNMS User Proposal Form. Prospective users are invited and strongly encouraged to contact CNMS staff members in the respective research areas to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them.

The deadline for submission of user research proposals is May 4, 2016. Approved projects will be granted access to CNMS facilities during the period Aug. 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017. The 2016 CNMS User Meeting and associated workshops is scheduled for Aug. 10-12, 2016 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. (http://cnms.ornl.gov).

Guidelines for submission of user-initiated nanoscience research proposals can be found at online. General questions about the proposal process can be directed to the CNMS User Program Manager, Dr. Tony Haynes.

Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction workshop registration now open

March 7, 2016

The biennial Magnetic Structure Determination Workshop from Neutron Diffraction, organized by the Quantum Condensed Matter Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be hosted this year at the Florida State University - Tallahassee, Florida on May 23-26, 2016.

The workshop will consist of lectures and practical hands-on sessions that will cover the Symmetry analysis using representation theory, refinement strategies using Fullprof Suite, magnetic structure determination from powder (constant wavelength and time-of-flight data) and single crystal data, and simulated annealing approach for structure solution.

Confirmed list of tutors includes: Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal (ILL), Andrew Wills (UCL-Chemistry), William Ratliff (NCNR), Ovidiu Garlea, Clarina dela Cruz, Stuart Calder and Huibo Cao(ORNL).

Registration is free but the number of participants to the workshop is strictly limited to 35 people. 

For registration and additional information about location and schedule please visit the website: conference.sns.gov/event/22/, or contact the organizers: Ovidiu Garlea, ORNL, garleao@ornl.gov; Michael Shatruk, FSU, shatruk@chem.fsu.edu; Clarina de la Cruz, ORNL, delacruzcr@ornl.gov; Bryan Chakoumakos, ORNL, chakoumakobc@ornl.gov.

Software engineer for Cardiac Safety Fellowship at the FDA

March 3, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), is now accepting applications for a full-time, Software Engineer for Cardiac Safety Fellowship, in Silver Spring, MD.  The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in computer science, software engineering or a degree such as biomedical engineering or bioinformatics with a strong emphasis on programming within the last five years is desirable. In lieu of an M.S., a B.S. with 3+ years of directly related experience will be considered. Graduate students currently pursuing a degree in bioinformatics or computer science are also eligible to apply.

A highly qualified candidate will have:

  • Strong experience in C++ programming
  • Experience with Doxygen, Boost and Armadillo is not required but desirable
  • Previous experience with highly parallelizable problems and developing in high performance computing environments is a plus

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees.
  • Discipline(s):  Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)

The program description and full list of qualifications can be found at: www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2004. For additional information, please contact ORAU Project Manager Gabie Kerr at (865) 241-3656 or Gabie.Kerr@orau.org.

Deadline approaching for the Event Sponsorship Program

Feb. 17, 2016

The Event Sponsorship Program offers up to $4,000 to support member University hosted events, that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

Applications to support an event occurring between April 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016 are due by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.  Please visit the Event Sponsorship Program page, located on the University Partnerships Members Only website, for additional information on the award, eligibility requirements and the application process. 

Recent MS or Current Ph.D. Candidate with Laser Spectroscopy  Experience Needed at EPA

Feb. 10, 2016

The EPA has an immediate opening for a part-time Laser Spectroscopist with the National Risk Management Research Laboratory’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) within the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the EPA’s facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.  The candidate shall develop hands-on work experience in his/her field of study applying the technology of Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization (REMPI) coupled to Time of Flight Mass Spectroscopy (TOFMS)  for the detection of trace organic species in combustion gases.

Qualifications include:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident
  • A master’s degree in physics, chemistry, engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months
  • Experimental experience with gas measurements via laser ionization and mass spectrometry
  • Strong written, oral, and electric communication skills.
  • It is desired to have working experience with REMPI and TOFMS

To apply, go to www.zintellect.com, make an account, and enter the reference code EPA-SSP-0023-2 to find the position posting. You can also visit us on our website at http://www.orau.org/epa/apply/description.aspx?JobId=19088.  To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

Two part-time EPA openings in Chapel Hill

Feb. 10, 2016

EPA Statistical Analysis and Data Management Support Associate

The Epidemiology Branch of the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is looking for a Statistical Analysis and Data Management Support Associate to assist with analytical, management and administrative responsibilities. Job is expected to begin April 2016.

  • Part-time (up to 25 hours/week), $27.31/hour
  • Must have a master’s degree in epidemiology, environmental sciences, public health, statistics, or a related field
  • Must have experience in epidemiologic and statistical methods and software, and coursework in biostatistics and epidemiology
  • Will conduct statistical analyses for epidemiological research, manage and document large datasets and databases, conduct scientific literature searches, assist with quality assurance documentation, and other related administrative tasks
  • For the full position description and to apply, visit our website: http://www.orau.org/epa/apply/description.aspx?JobId=19299

Ph.D. Student GIS & Data Analysis

The EPA Environmental Business and Research Support Program has a new job opening for an Environmental Exposure Research Assistant within the Epidemiology Branch of the Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) at the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, N.C. The EPHD uses human subject data and publicly available databases to investigate the human health effects of air pollutants, water pollutants, and other environmental exposures.

The successful Environmental Exposure Research Assistant will provide analytical, management, administrative, and communications support, with an emphasis on managing large geospatial datasets for the EPHD Epidemiology Branch.

Job responsibilities include developing geospatial datasets, extracting publically available datasets, mapping environmental exposures, developing code for analyses, and other related administrative support functions. The job is geared towards those who are enrolled in a doctoral degree program in geography, environmental sciences, epidemiology, public health, statistics, social sciences, biostatistics, or a related field.

Applicants should have previous experience in advanced geospatial methods, large data set analysis, and database software manipulation and usage.

The position is part-time and has a pay rate of $32.88 per hour. The applicant will be expected to begin the position in April 2016.

For more info, or to apply for the position, visit www.orau.org/epa/. Questions? Email EPAjobs@orau.org.

To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

ORNL Challenge Program for Undergraduates – Application deadline extended to Feb. 19

Jan. 25, 2016

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the first cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge participants in summer 2016! This innovative new internship program at ORNL invites undergraduate juniors and seniors to help develop their own unique method for solving a complex and challenging scientific research problem. The program is geared towards students who think outside of the box and are ready to put their problem solving skills to the test.

ORNL’s two grand research Challenges for 2016 focus on “Simulation and Design of Artificial Model Magnets” and “Distributed Energy Research – Powering Microgrids.” To apply for the ORNL Challenge Program, applicants must write a proposal that identifies possible solutions to one of these two research Challenges. If the student’s proposal is chosen as one of the top choices, the applicant will be offered a 10-week summer 2016 internship at ORNL, to implement their research solution. A competitive stipend ($650/week), furnished housing and utilities, travel assistance, and professional development activities, will be included as part of the internship.

Applicants must be junior or senior undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university. There are no citizenship requirements or GPA requirements to apply.

Find the full Challenge descriptions, the proposal template and the application link on our website: www.orau.org/ornlchallenge. For questions about the program, email Nicie Murphy, nicie.murphy@orau.org or ORNLedu@orau.org. Take advantage of the additional time, and submit your application!

Deadline for applications: Feb. 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy research laboratory, and is located in historic Oak Ridge, TN, the original site of the Manhattan Project. ORNL’s research focuses include advanced materials, clean energy, national security, neutron sciences, nuclear sciences, supercomputing and computation. You can read more about ORNL here: www.ornl.gov.

EPA program operations support associate and communications specialist positions available in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Jan. 18, 2016

Program operations support associate:
The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is searching for a program operations support associate to join the program operations staff at the EPA in Research Triangle Park, N.C.  The program operations staff is responsible for supporting the business operations of the EPA laboratory through budget management, extramural management, quality assurance, ethics, human resources and others.

The successful program operations support associate will provide general support tasks including coordinating data collection, producing analytic reports, drafting presentations, and various other administrative functions. The job is geared towards those who have a bachelor’s degree in business or any of the humanities or liberal arts disciplines, or a related field. Applicants should have taken educational courses in business and operations concepts, as well as have experience in analyzing large complex datasets using Microsoft Excel, and managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must also be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications and possess strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.

The position is full-time, has a pay rate of $20.34 per hour. The applicant will be expected to begin the position in March 2016.

Communications specialist:
The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is searching for a communications specialist to join the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) communications staff at the EPA in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The NCCT develops and uses ground-breaking computational toxicology research to better evaluate the safety of chemicals and the potential of human health risk.

The successful communications specialist will provide support in communication and administrative duties required to support a robust NCCT outreach program. Job responsibilities include evaluating the effectiveness of NCCT communications campaigns, developing strategic social media and digital initiatives, assisting with event planning, and writing content for the web, communications materials, research summaries, videos, etc. The job is geared toward those who have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, environmental studies, or a related field. Applicants should have previous experience in writing about complex scientific topics, and previous coursework in the effectiveness of communications campaigns. Applicants should also have experience in administrative support functions and strong proofreading/editing skills.

The position is full-time, has a pay rate of $20.34 per hour. The applicant will be expected to begin the position in March 2016.

For more information, or to apply for either of these positions, please visit our website at www.orau.org/epa/ Email any questions to: EPAjobs@orau.org. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.

Neutron Sciences call for proposals

Jan. 18, 2016

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system until NOON EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. This call is for experiments anticipated to run July through December 2016.

Proposals will be reviewed for feasibility, safety, and potential for high-impact science. Users for approved projects must complete access and training requirements prior to beginning experiments. Specific information about this call and about each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the ORNL Neutron Sciences website at neutrons.ornl.gov/. 

To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, go to neutrons.ornl.gov/users/proposals.shtmlor directly to the proposal system at www.ornl.gov/sci/iums/ipts/. For any questions, please contact Neutron Sciences User Office, neutronusers@ornl.org or (865) 574-4600.

New Summer Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) internships available at multiple locations

Jan. 14, 2016

The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has launched a new summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about advanced composites technologies to aid in the creation of low-cost and energy-efficient manufacturing. Summer 2016 IACMI internship participants will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and interact with scientists and engineers who are at the top of the advanced composites and manufacturing fields. Program participants will receive a weekly stipend ($600 for undergraduates, and $750 for graduate students) for the duration of the program, a housing allowance up to $175 weekly, and travel limited expenses to-and-from the internship site.

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to apply for internships at one of five IACMI partner locations:

Program requires that applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be current undergraduate or graduate students in good standing at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or the equivalent as verified by transcripts
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of the appointment
  • Provide proof of health insurance coverage (the opportunity to purchase health insurance through ORAU will be offered)

Application deadline: March 15, 2016
Program dates: June 6 – Aug. 12, 2016 (10 weeks)

For more info on the program, visit the IACMI Internship website at www.orau.org/IACMI. If you have any questions about the program, contact Dr. Nicie Murphy at nicie.murphy@orau.org.

71st Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions

Jan. 12, 2016

The 71st Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions is quickly approaching and we have had a great registration turnout from our Member Intuitions. This year, meeting attendance had been limited to two representatives per Member Institution. Since registration opened, several schools have requested to send more than two attendees. We are pleased to announce that we are able to accommodate attendance of more than two representatives per Institution (no students).    

This accommodation opens up the opportunity for even more Member University personnel to participate in this year’s meeting on “Applications of Big Data Analytics: Medical, Imaging, Cyber;” hear from experts and leaders from academia, government, and private industry; and participate in discussions on effective strategies and emerging trends for these three applications.

As a reminder, the meeting will be held at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) on March 9-10, 2016 and there is no registration fee to attend these meetings. In addition to the presentations, ORNL will be hosting optional tours of the Leadership Computing Facility & Visualization Lab and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) Research Facility.

All who wish to participate in the annual meeting MUST register in advance. Registration is required to receive your ORNL visitor badge - if you do not have this badge, you will NOT be allowed on the ORNL campus.

We will provide transportation from the Doubletree hotel (adjacent to ORAU campus) to ORNL. Please arrive early to pick up your badge and get on the bus. Individual cars will not be permitted onto the ORNL campus.

We look forward to seeing you all there. For more information on the event, and to register, please visit www.orau.org/council. For any questions, please contact Ann Farler, ann.farler@orau.org or at (865) 576-1898.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunities at FDA

Jan. 11, 2016

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment. 

The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 23, 2016. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment and be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Eligible majors include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of study include life health and medical sciences and other physical sciences.

How to Apply
Apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/1683. A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references

**If you have completed your Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree and have been accepted or enrolled in the next level degree program for Fall 2016, be sure to include that information in your personal profile on zintellect so the system will allow you to continue to the rest of the application. All documents must be in English or include an official English translation. The application deadline is Feb. 19, 2016.

If you have questions, send an email to FDArpp@orau.org.  Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2016-0036) or contact ORAU Project Manager, Katherine Dickson, at (865) 574-3911 or Katherine.Dickinson@orau.org.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) 2016 Summer Faculty Opportunities

Jan. 4, 2016

The deadline for three 2016 Summer Faculty opportunities at ORNL are quickly approaching.

  1. Visiting Faculty Program applications are due by January 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. Eligibility requirements include:
    • U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
    • Full-time faculty member in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), math, engineering, environmental sciences, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences at an accredited U.S. institution historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community

Additional information can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/.

  1. Higher Education Research Experiences Faculty Program applications are recommended to be submitted by February 1, 2016. Eligibility requirements include:
    • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
    • Full-time faculty member in STEM field at an accredited U.S. institution

Additional information can be found at: http://www.orau.org/ornl/faculty/default.htm#here

  1. HBCU/MEI Faculty Program applications are due by January 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST. Eligibility requirements include:
    • No citizenship requirement, unless specified on project description
    • Full-time faculty member 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

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus on materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities! 

Contact Julie Malicoat at (865) 576-2311 or Julie.Malicoat@orau.org for additional information.