Program Description

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is sponsoring summer research appointments for faculty of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Educational Institutions (MEIs). The objective is to increase the number of collaborations and to foster long-term relationships between ORNL research staff and HBCU/MEI faculty members. Selected applicants will serve 10-week appointments at ORNL. They will collaborate with the Laboratory’s research staff on a project of high significance.

Please check back during Fall 2020 for Summer 2021 opportunities. 

Eligibility and Benefits

The program is open to full-time faculty at institutions of higher learning that are designated by the federal government as HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, or Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (PDF). Participants will receive a competitive monthly stipend, limited inbound/outbound travel reimbursements, and a weekly housing allowance to offset housing costs.

HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Program Duration and Location

Successful applicants to HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Program will be expected to serve their appointments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a continuous 10-week period from June 1, 2020, through August 7, 2020.

2020 Summer Research Projects

Clicking on the links below will launch Zintellect, the online application system. The first step will be to create a profile within Zintellect. This will enable you to apply for one or more of the research projects listed. See Application Process for information on the specifics of the application.

Opportunity Number Opportunity Title Application Deadline


For program information or inquiries about the application process, contact:

Julie Malicoat
Senior Program Manager
(865) 576-2311

Cheryl Brummett
Senior Program Specialist
(865) 241-3824


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