DOE Scholars Program

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End of Appointment

Appointment end dates are specified in the appointment letter (and any subsequent extension letters) that you receive from ORISE. Appointment end dates should be strictly observed and may not be changed without the appropriate communication to ORISE.

In order to document the effectiveness of the program, you will be asked to complete a feedback form and submit to your mentor and ORISE a final report including a brief description of the research conducted during your appointment, accomplishments, publications, and benefits to your educational and professional development. 

As your scheduled end date approaches, ORISE will send a letter to you confirming the end date and outlining the procedures necessary to complete your appointment. These items must be received by ORISE before your final stipend can be issued.

Leaving an Appointment Early

Should you need to leave the program before the specified end date, you should directly inform your ORISE point of contact, your mentor and your coordinator. Two weeks’ notice is requested. Providing insufficient notice, or failure to communicate directly with ORISE, could result in unnecessary complications with final stipend payments. It is your responsibility to verify that ORISE has been informed of any change in appointment dates.

Extending an Appointment

Continuing participation after the end date specified in the most recent appointment/extension letter, even by a single day, is not permitted. Please see Renewal of Appointment for more information on this process.