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Higher Education Research Experiences - Faculty - Summer 2013 and prior
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Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Affirmation: I certify that I am a member of the teaching faculty at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education.
How To Apply
Application deadline
6/10/2013 11:59 PM Eastern Timezone
Academic Levels
  • Faculty
  • Computer Sciences
  • Earth and Geosciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental and Marine Sciences
  • Life Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Other Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Material Science
  • Applicant must be a member of the teaching faculty at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (LPRs are subject to DOE clearance approval for laboratory entry)



Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for participants at all levels, beginning the term before college entrance through thesis/dissertation research, and higher education faculty.  The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to enhance science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education; encourage careers in science and technology; and improve scientific literacy. At the same time, the program contributes to the Laboratory mission.


Participants in HERE at ORNL will be funded by the programmatic funds of the ORNL host research divisions or through funding provided by institutions of higher education. Currently, there are no DOE funds earmarked for education that are available in this program.


General Benefits for Research Participation appointments include:

  • Stipend (determined by category of participant)
  • One round trip between home or school and ORNL

Application Deadline  

  • February 1 for summer participation
  • On-going for sabbatical appointment

Note:  It is recommended that you submit your application by the deadline.  However, applications are accepted at any time.


  • 10 week summer appointment
  • 6–12 month sabbatical appointment
  • Academic semester appointment
  • Extensions on case by case basis
  • Part time appointments


  • Determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Pro-rated for part time assignments
  • No benefits for summer assignment
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