If you are selected for the MELF program, it is important that you carefully review this section which should address many of the questions you may have regarding your participation in the MLEF program. Use the navigation box on the right to guide you through the information provided.
ORAU has also developed a virtual orientation module that answers commonly asked questions and provides guidance on first day logistics, expectations, and additional information you may need to prepare for your appointment. To access the module, please visit Virtual Orientation.
As a fellow in the MLEF Program, you are not an employee of ORAU, ORISE, MLEF, DOE, the host facility, or any other office or agency. Instead, you have an appointment at the MLEF-designated facility and are affiliated with ORAU for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
When accepting the Terms of Appointment, you agree that the receipt of stipend payments from ORAU shall not be construed as an employment relationship and acknowledge there are no employment-related benefits (such as paid vacations, sick pay, maternity leave, unemployment compensation, worker's compensation, etc.) associated with this appointment.