A faculty application consists of seven parts as described below.

How to Apply

The application form must be completed through Zintellect and must include the following:

Curriculum Vitae

The curriculum vitae should include the applicant’s name, address, employment record, education, awards, special skills, and a list of recent publications. Provide a complete reference for each published article (title, authors, journal name, volume, starting page number, and year published). Include a one-page statement of current and past research and research interest. Social security numbers and dates of birth should not be included in order to protect the personally identifiable information (PII).


Two references are required and must be submitted before the application is considered complete.

Proposal Short Summary

Applicants should include a short summary of why they would like to participate, why they are qualified to do so, and how serving an appointment would further his/her professional career. Capabilities, special skills, and experience from which the project would benefit should also be emphasized.

Description of Benefits

Applicants should describe how ORNL and the HBCU/MEI Faculty will benefit from the collaboration. It is important to explain how this collaboration will lead to an ongoing research partnership.

HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Program Selection Process

A committee of ORNL staff members will review applications and forward them to the appropriate ORNL lead investigators for consideration.

Faculty appointments will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. The strength of the applicant’s capabilities and experience.
  2. The match between the applicant’s qualifications and the research needs of the selected project.
  3. The potential for establishing an ongoing research partnership.

Faculty will be notified of their selection in February 2019.