About ORAU

The Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program is managed by ORAU through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement between the CBFO and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

ORAU Headquarters

ORAU, with headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tenn., manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Established as an official U.S. Department of Energy institute in 1992, with programs dating back to 1946, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a national leader in science education and research.

Through the management of ORISE, ORAU directly supports DOE's national agenda. We strive to advance science education and research programs, with a vision to be a national leader in doing so. And we create opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, other federal agencies, the academic community, and industry.

Fundamental to ORISE's mission objectives are:

  • Strengthening our nation's research and development enterprise through education and research participation programs
  • Ensuring the readiness of our nation to respond to terrorist incidents and other emergencies
  • Protecting workers, the public, and the environment through research, outreach, and verification activities

Learn more about ORISE's work in these mission areas by visiting the ORISE website.

Learn more about ORAU in the current ORAU Annual Report

The Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program offers STEM related educational and training programs designed to provide students and recent graduates opportunities to participate in project-specific CBFO research and developmental activities.

CBFO participants do not perform work in place of federal employees; nor are they considered to be CBFO employees. The CBFO programs are considered a valuable human capital and workforce development tool, which provide educational experiences as a means to introduce highly motivated participants to potential careers.

Connect with World-class Scientists through ORAU

Watch a two-minute video about science education programs at ORAU.