Graduate Student Opportunities
The ORNL Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity Program is a highly selective program and offers challenging short-term research opportunities to recent recipients of master’s and doctoral degrees to conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and environment. Appointments are available in all current research and development programs at the laboratory. There are no citizenship requirements. The program will accept applications at any time. Appointments are for six months and may be renewed one time for up to three months.
This program is open to both U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have completed a BS within the past year, plus master’s and Ph.D. students performing thesis or dissertation research. Applications are always accepted; however, the preferred dates are February 1 for summer, June 1 for fall, October 1 for winter/spring. Opportunities are available for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer term; some sabbatical appointments 6 to 12 months, plus some intermittent appointments.
This cooperative research initiative is geared toward students in physics and nuclear engineering. There are no citizenship requirements. Summer applications must be received by March 1 for a 10-week appointment.
This program offers opportunities for basic research on rare, short-lived atomic nuclei. There are no citizenship requirements and applications are accepted throughout the year.
Graduate Student Research Programs
- Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO)
- Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) for Students
- Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS)
- University Radioactive Ion Beam (UNIRIB) Consortium