Graduate Funding Information Service

October 4, 2021

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

Application Deadline: November 10, 2021, 2:00pm Pacific Time

  • For PhD candidates in STEM fields in priority research areas
  • Funds to conduct part of research at a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory
  • Up to $3,000 monthly living stipend and up to $2,000 transportation reimbursement
  • For 3 to 12 consecutive months
  • Restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to support part of a graduate student’s thesis research to be conducted at a DOE laboratory/facility. Supplemental awards are intended to cover incremental costs associated with living and travel expenses during the award period. Each awardee is eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • Living Stipend: up to $3000 per month
  • Inbound and Outbound Transportation: up to $2000

The SCGSR program does not provide additional support for supplies, materials, or travel while conducting the SCGSR research project at the host DOE laboratory/facility during the award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.


There are a number of eligibility requirements for this award. The award is open to PhD candidates currently pursuing degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying. For a complete overview of eligibility criteria, click here.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.