Research programs enhance professional development in science, mathematics, engineering and public health disciplines

Are you looking for a rewarding research experience that will enhance your academic expertise and provide an opportunity to collaborate with some of America’s most prestigious scientists and engineers? Whether you are a current college student, recent graduate, a postdoc, or a university faculty member, federal agencies are engaging researchers in opportunities that will build knowledge and confidence in health, environmental protection, food safety, basic science and applied research.

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.

Centers 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
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
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.

National 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 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.

U.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.

U.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 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.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Research Participation Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable. HRSA programs help those in need of high quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women and mothers. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.