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DOE’s Office of Science Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Research Awards 2024 Solicitation 1

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2024 solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist to prepare graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall graduate theses while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories.

SCGSR is open to U.S. PhD students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas relevant to DOE’s Office of Science. Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 1,066 graduate awardees from 161 U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at all 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists in collaboration with the Office of Science’s 6 research programs offices, 2 research and development and production offices, and DOE national laboratories/facilities. Program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. More information on the SCGSR program can be found at


SCGSR Application Assistance Workshops:

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET
    • The first workshop will provide a general overview of the program and the application requirements and will include a time for discussing potential research topics with program managers.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET
    • The second workshop will guide attendees through the application process, answer general questions, provide guidance on proposal writing, and feature discussions with scientists and former awardees.

Submission Deadline for Applications: May 1, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET