Collaborative Research Opportunities in Neutron Science

Student, Faculty, and Postdoctoral Research and Sabbaticals

ORNL Neutron Sciences may be able to provide resources for short- and long-term collaborative research efforts. Initial discussions should be with your local scientific collaborator. Proposals should then be sent to the appropriate science division director to determine funding availability and the next appropriate steps.

Available Programs

  • Visiting Student Thesis Research Program: Short- and long-term opportunities are available for university-based graduate students to pursue thesis-related research in collaboration with ORNL staff.
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Research Program: Short- and long-term opportunities are available for university-based postdoctoral fellows to engage in collaborative research and development using neutron scattering as a primary research tool, mainly on the HFIR and SNS instruments. Collaboration may be with Neutron Sciences staff as well as other ORNL researchers.
  • Faculty Research Sabbaticals: The Faculty Research Sabbaticals Program offers summer and academic-year sabbatical programs that will draw the best scientific talent from institutions all over the world to interact with the resident staff and user communities.

Travel Fellowships and Grants

Travel grants and fellowships are available through the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences  and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Please visit their web sites for details.