ORISE research participation programs provide students and faculty with experience at top government laboratories

Through its contract to operate the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy, ORAU partners with some of the most respected federally-funded research laboratories and programs.

Below are links to websites created specifically to provide information about these ORISE programs both for prospective applicants as well as for current research participants and the laboratory staff who mentor them.

DOE logoDOE Scholars

DOE Scholars offers unique opportunities for students or post-graduates to learn about the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission and operations in disciplines such as energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation, environmental responsibility, and management excellence.

NETL logoNational Energy Technology Laboratory

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers opportunities to participate in energy-related research through three highly competitive science education programs. Internships are offered for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates; research fellowship programs are available for postdocs; and training programs enable faculty to collaborate with NETL principal investigators on research at state-of-the-art NETL facilities.

MLEF logoMickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program for students who have completed at least one year of study in a science, technology, engineering, or math major. The program's goal is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

DOE Office of Environmental ManagementMinority Serving Institutions Partnership Program

The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program seeks to increase the numbers of minorities with science and engineering experience in areas important to the success of the DOE-Office of Environmental Management mission.

ORNL logoOak Ridge National Laboratory

The Science Education Programs at ORNL provide a wide variety of research experiences for students from K-12 to university students from undergraduates to postdocs as well as university faculty all at the historic ORNL facilities in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

CDC logoCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

The Research Participation Programs at the CDC are educational and training programs designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific CDC research and current public health research initiatives at their facilities in Atlanta, Ga.

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program logoIntelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the postdocs, while working in partnership with a research advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community.

National Institutes of Health logoNational Institutes of Health

Research Participation Programs at the NIH are educational and training programs designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to participate in project-specific NIH research, current public health research, and developmental activities. 

NSF logoNational Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program

The National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program allows doctoral students in mathematics to participate in internships at national laboratories and other approved facilities and gain first-hand experience using mathematics in a nonacademic setting.

USDA-ARS USDA Agricultural Research Service Research Participation Program

The Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency responsible for developing and transferring solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority. The ARS Research Participation Program places researchers in frontline research posts around the nation.

NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Visiting Scientist Program

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency(NGA) Visiting Scientists work with NGA Geospatial R&D Scientists who apply the scientific method in one or more disciplines (e.g., Photogrammetry, Geodesy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Image Science, Human Terrain Analysis) to advance Geospatial Science and enhance Agency tradecraft through systematic experimentation and exploration. NGA Scientists serve as principal investigators for scientific research projects and facilitate collaboration among diverse domains to further scientific inquiry and application. These Scientists plan and conduct research, provide technical guidance and oversight, report results, and advise management on new and evolving technology.

EPA logoU.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Internship/Research Participation Programs at EPA provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in current environmental research in areas such as air and radiation, water quality, solid waste and emergency response.

FDA logoU.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Research Participation Programs at FDA are designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to participate in project-specific FDA research and developmental activities at eight different FDA facilities.

Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation ProgramPlum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program

The PIADC Research Participation Program aims to provide a variety of educational and research opportunities, including graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, that will result in the development of new knowledge and technology in the control and eradication of foreign animal diseases.