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U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program information session

The Great Lakes Energy Institute will host two information sessions for graduate students to learn about the application process for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program.

These sessions will be held today (Sept. 16) and Friday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Olin Building, Room 408.

Robert Warburton, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and an alumnus of the program, will share his first-hand experiences and help answer questions. Warburton worked on research at Argonne National Lab.

The Graduate Student Research Program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory/facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Eligible applicants are enrolled graduate students pursuing PhD degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and at least 18 years old at the time of application.

The next application deadline is Nov. 9.