Academic Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): Thesis and Dissertation Research

The Higher Education Research Experiences program (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities that complement academic programs by using ORNL’s unique resources to enhance science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education; encourage careers in science and technology; and improve scientific literacy while contributing to the Laboratory mission.

Benefits: Thesis research stipend, $625 per week, paid bi-weekly (pro-rated if part-time); Dissertation research stipend, $650 per week, paid bi-weekly (pro-rated if part-time). For students whose permanent address is 50 miles or more from Oak Ridge, $150 per week housing allowance (pro-rated if part-time), plus one round trip (up to $500)

Length: Thesis research, flexible, 1–2 years. Dissertation research, flexible 1–3 years, consecutively. Full- and part-time appointments

Where: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Eligibility: Please see website for eligibility requirements

Applications due: Continuous posting. Applications reviewed and selected as opportunities become available. Suggested dates to apply for best chance of selection (application does not close; you may continue to apply): Spring, October 1. Summer, February 1. Fall, June 1.