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ORISE Participants/Applicants

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for all programs; however, certain laboratories do require U.S. citizenship.

Female in Laboratory

Faculty Program

    • Current precollege educators
    • College and university faculty

Postdoctoral Fellows Program

    • Degree must have been received with the last five years of the desired starting date or all doctoral degree requirements must have been completed before desired start date

Postgraduate Program

    • Degree must have been received within five years of the desired starting date OR completion of all degree requirements should be expected prior to the starting date

Student Program

    • Current student in good standing in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
    • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, based on A=4.0 scale (some programs required a 3.0)
    • Minimum 12 credit hours per academic year

Certificate Program

    • Currently holds a bachelor’s degree or higher
    • Certificate program is related to or complements highest degree
    • Certificate requires minimum 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent
    • Certificate must have been earned within one year of start date

Knowledge Preservation Program

    • Possess knowledge critical to meet the current and future needs of the U.S. Department of Defense and other facilities
    • Must be retired personnel

Guest Lecturer Program

  • Full-time faculty members and graduate students from U.S. colleges and universities
  • Researchers from the private sector
  • Retired Scientists