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.

THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR SUMMER 2019 HAS CLOSED. Please check back in Fall 2019 for Summer 2020 participation options.

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). The program will pay a monthly stipend of $1,800 per week, plus a $200 per week housing allowance. In addition, the participant will receive limited reimbursement for inbound and outbound transportation of up to $500.

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 3, 2019, through August 9, 2019.

2019 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:

Dr. Nicie Murphy
Program Manager
(865) 241-6503

Pai Moua
Senior Program Specialist
(865) 241-8240


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