Graduate Research Opportunities

The 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 2020 Solicitation 1.

 Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new trans-disciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including:

  • Microelectronics
  • Data Science
  • Fundamental
  • Symmetries
  • Accelerator Science

We strongly encourage applications in these areas.  Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found on The US Department of Energy website. 

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 95 awards in 2020 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 9, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 520 graduate awardees from 137 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities across the nation.The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at

2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Award

Application deadline: March 9, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Award. This competitive program (from June 29 through September 4, 2020) allows undergraduate students to submit a proposal, in collaboration with a faculty member, for a $7,500 stipend to support their summer research experience. 

This program is open to all undergraduate students majoring in the Physical Sciences. Students applying are required to work with a faculty member within the Physical Sciences to develop a research proposal and to receive the faculty member’s endorsement of the proposal. Please find the attached program flyer with more information and instructions provided at

Please send inquiries to:

Undergraduate Research Symposium!

NYU – Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

The New York University (NYU) Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering an exciting research opportunity for talented undergraduates in your institution who are interested in performing cutting-edge research in New York City during the summer of 2020 (Tentative Dates: June 1st to August 7th, 2020). Students will have the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary research spanning materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering.

To learn more about NYU MRSEC REU program, please visit:

Program Components:

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates from four-years colleges and universities for participation in a 10-weeks summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Benefits for REU participants:

– Stipend ($5000)

– Travel Cost Reimbursement up to $500

– Housing in the heart of lower Manhattan provided at no cost

– Professional development workshops


US Citizen or Permanent Residents

*Program Dates: June 1st – August 7th, 2020

  Application Deadline: February 28th, 2020

Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Program Opportunity!

The NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) summer undergraduate research program is an opportunity for students to get hands on experience with scientific research at an NSF Center for Chemical Innovation. Applications for Summer 2020 are now open. During this paid research program, undergraduates work closely with graduate student and postdoc mentors to contribute to CAICE research outcomes. All undergraduates interested in chemistry are encouraged to apply. More information and applications can be found here:

AEP – Undergraduate Research Opportunity!

On Thursday October 10th at 10:00am, the Academic Enrichment Programs Office is hosting a joint information session for the McNair Program and the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP).  Both programs offer opportunities for research and faculty mentorship. !  The information session is being hosted in the Large Conference Room at Student Center B, 2nd floor.  Light refreshments will be served!

Link to apply: