Current Participants

Taylor Pederson, shown above, collecting phenotypic data from sorghum, an important bioenergy and bioproducts crop.

The information below should help current research participants with questions about their appointments. Each topic provides a broad overview for that process or area. If you have questions about this information or something not covered within this section, please reach out to your program contact.

Nature of the Appointment

Description of ORISE Research Participation Appointments with the ARS.

Start of Appointment

Beginning an ORISE research appointment with the ARS.

Renewal of Appointment

Extending or renewing a research appointment.

End of Appointment

Concluding a research appointment with the ARS.

Stipend Information

Information on the calculation, payment, and receipt of stipends, including direct deposit instructions, health insurance premiums, and tax information for research participants.

Health Insurance

Research participants must have health insurance during their time with the ARS. Learn about this requirement and the coverage available through ORAU.


Information for participant travel and reimbursement during research appointments.

Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens

Important information for non-U.S. citizens participating in ORISE research programs.

Contact ORISE

Get in touch with ORISE staff.