Graduate research opportunities are available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, through the Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) program. ASTRO participants conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in all current research and development programs at the Laboratory, including advanced materials, clean energy, national security, neutron science, nuclear science, and supercomputing.
Participants will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, professional development activities, presentation opportunities over the summer, and a large network of ORNL researchers and interns. Financial benefits include a monthly stipend, possible dislocation allowance, conference travel costs, and any publication-related fees. This opportunity is open to all current graduate students and those who have received a Master’s degree within the last five years; there is no citizenship requirement.
ASTRO appointment dates and duration are decided upon between the research mentor and participant. Appointments may be part-time or full-time participation. Apply now and more potential mentors will see your application – you’ll note your desired appointment dates (e.g., for a summer appointment) within your application.
For more information and instructions to submit your application, visit https://orise.orau.gov/ornl/astro/.
If you have any questions, please send an email to ASTRO@orau.org.