Neutron Scattering Graduate Research at ORNL

The Neutron Scattering Graduate Research Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) offers graduate students the opportunity to pursue collaborative research projects working side-by-side with scientific experts at two of the Department of Energy’s world-leading neutron sources, the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).

The program is open to graduate students from US-based universities admitted to PhD candidate programs. Students are required to apply jointly with their PhD supervisor and an ORNL Neutron Sciences staff member who also will serve as the student’s scientific mentor.

Positions are awarded to work for periods between 3 and 12 months. The students’ salary and benefits are be paid by their university while ORNL covers the costs for allowable travel and local living expenses.

Participation in this program requires submission of a proposal in response to a specific call. Calls are issued twice a year, and will be announced at this website.

Neutron Scattering Graduate Student Research Program
Program Application
Project Presentation Template