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Applicant Eligibility Information

Disciplines Sought

Life, Health and Medical Sciences, Social and Behavioral sciences, Communications and Graphic Design, Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Physical Sciences

Eligibility

Applicants should have recently completed a degree within five years of the desired starting date in or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree prior to their starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

Appointment Length

An ORISE appointment period can be a short-term (less than 2 weeks), summer (10-12 weeks), or year long appointment.  Faculty appointments are generally for 10-12 weeks during the summer, but appointments during the academic year are also available. All ORISE appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

Benefits

Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses may be reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs may also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORAU and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available for purchase through the ORAU for Postgraduate Internship participants. 

How to Apply

Contact

Please direct any questions or concerns to the recruiting team at Recruiter@orau.org or call (410) 306-9200.