Subject: The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

SCGSR 2018 Solicitation 1 Announcement-Program Overview

We are writing to you about the Oregon Science Startup Forum, an event our section is holding onSaturday, April 28, 2018 at the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis. It’s designed to be a 1-day exploration of what it is like to be a science entrepreneur.

Attached is a letter explaining the event and flyers we hope you will post in your department. We hope that the science students and faculty at OSU will be interested in our event. Please let us know if you have any questions.

We hope to see you on April 28!

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The Teva Pharmaceutical Marc A. Goshko Memorial Grant Program which is administered by the American Chemical Society will be accepting proposals from March 1, 2018 – April 6, 2018.


  • One grant will be awarded for a three-year period with funding of $100,000 per year.
  • The proposed research must be in the area of organic chemistry with potential or direct connections with medicinal or pharmaceutical chemistry.
  • Applicants must be a recently tenured faculty member in a Ph.D.-granting U.S. institution.
  • Details and application forms available at .



For further information contact program manager:


Dr. Nancy Jensen

Office of Research Grants

American Chemical Society

(202) 872-6186

Recent reports show that nearly a quarter of all women employed in the U.S. have been harassed at work. Join Kate Clancy, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, as she discusses her several publications on sexual harassment in the sciences, as well as upcoming work in engineering. During this interactive broadcast with C&EN journalists Linda Wang and Andrea Widener, on Thursday, February 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET, Dr. Clancy will also talk about how universities and individuals should address the problem moving forward.

What You Will Learn

  • What is sexual harassment
  • Why sexual harassment is prevalent in science
  • How to address sexual harassment in your science workplace

Join us weekly for free, live ACS Webinars to learn from the best and brightest minds in chemistry – every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 PM ET!

What do you do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) comes to your classroom looking for a student? What if you are asked for a list of undocumented students? What are impacted students concerned about?  What resources are available for impacted students?


If you are interested in the answers to these and other questions, and want to learn more about supporting undocumented students at OSU, join us for a Know Your Rights & Responsibilities Session for Faculty and Staff with OSU’s Undocumented Student Care and Wellbeing Committee and immigration lawyer Maria Cobarrubias on Thursday, February 22 from 12-1pm OR 2-3pm in the MU Multipurpose Room (MU 13). Coffee & water will be provided. RSVP by Monday, February 19 at Walk-in attendance available depending on space availability. Learn more about the presenter here:


NFUSS is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Nuclear forensics involves examining materials recovered from radiological and nuclear events of an illicit or hostile nature in order to determine their character and origin. Nuclear forensics conclusions, combined with information from law enforcement investigation and intelligence, help identify those responsible for planned and actual attacks.

Nuclear forensics supports the U.S. Government commitment to identify and hold fully accountable any state or non-state actor that willfully supports, enables, or engages in hostile weapons of mass destruction activities that threaten the United States or our allies and partners.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline:February 28, 2018
  • Reference received deadline: March 9, 2018
  • Candidates notified of selection:March 1-30, 2018
  • Program dates:June 11 to July 20, 2018
  • Field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory:Tentative date of July 11, 2018

If you have any questions, visit or contact

Best Regards,


Brook Benson

Program Specialist – WorkForce Development


Join us for the ORNL Science Education and Workforce Development VIrtual Career Fair on February 22 from noon to 3 pm.

Register a and discover the next step in your career!

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