The ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an educational and training program designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to connect with the unique resources of the FDA. With the support of an assigned mentor, participants have authentic research experiences using equipment not found on most college campuses. These research experiences compliment the educational nature of the programs and make participants aware of potential STEM employment opportunities at the sponsoring agency. Participants will have access to unique research and training opportunities, top scientists and engineers, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
The program is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an agreement between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). ORISE focuses on scientific initiatives including educating the next generation of scientists.