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 2019 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, May 9, 2019.


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 2019 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 28, 2019 and March 2, 2020.


Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 410 graduate awardees from more than 120 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities 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

Dear OSU community,


Do you know a classified staff or professional faculty member who goes above and beyond? If so, the Office of Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Exemplary Employee Award!


If you would like to recognize someone in your unit or elsewhere on campus who exemplifies great service to OSU, you can find out more information about the award and nomination process online.


For clarification or questions regarding these materials, please contact Tracey Yee at 541-737-5426 or send an email to


Please submit hard copy nomination packets to the Office of Human Resources, Attn: Tracey Yee, 236 Kerr Administration Building, or email your digital submissions to Tracey, no later than April 5, 2019. Please note: Nomination packets may be submitted in either hard copy or digital formats. You only need to submit one or the other, not both.  


Thank you,



Cathy Hasenpflug | Chief Human Resources Officer  

Office of Human Resources Oregon State University Go Beavs!

The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the awards selected by the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee. Criteria and nomination forms are online at; online nominations will be accepted through March 18; hard copies may be delivered to the Faculty Senate Office (Gilkey Hall 107) by March 20. Guidelines for preparing nomination packets are available online at For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at Information on other awards, which are selected by a variety of groups, is online at Note that nominations for these awards have varying deadlines, so check each award for the appropriate deadline. A new award is the Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award; online nominations will be accepted through March 22. Nomination materials are at

Scientists and science communicators from all disciplines are invited to join veteran NPR journalists Jane Greenhalgh and Alice Winkler for a dynamic exploration of how to give compelling interviews about your science. This workshop will use a “master class” format, with live interviewing and clips of NPR and other science and health reporting interspersed throughout the presentation. Friday, Feb. 15, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Kearney 112. Light refreshments will be served. The class is sponsored by CPHHS and CEOAS. Visit to register.

The Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago is proud to announce the PSD Pathway Scholarship, a program that offers two years of full tuition, fees, insurance and stipend support to our Masters of Science in the Physical Sciences Division (MS-PSD). Instructions on how to apply can be found here.

We need your help reaching any potential applicants who would benefit from two years of fully funded coursework and research in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biophysical Sciences, Chemistry, Geophysical Sciences, or Physics. The MS-PSD  program is intended to prepare students for doctoral study in these fields, and the PSD Pathway Scholarship focuses on supporting students who would benefit from receiving additional support as they work towards their doctoral degree. Please share this announcement with anyone you think would be interested in this opportunity.

We’re also happy to answer any questions over email; please be in touch with me or Laura Rigazzi, Associate Dean of Students in the Physical Sciences Division.

Fellowship Position at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health
Division of Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Chemistry Branch
Protein Biomarker and Lipid Reference Laboratories
The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, conducts research and provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. Within DLS, the Protein Biomarker and Lipids Reference Laboratories in the Clinical Chemistry Branch supports this through performing research on biomarkers to detect human exposure to environmental chemicals and to diagnose and treat chronic diseases, as well as through the Clinical Harmonization program to improve the quality and reliability of diagnostic tests for priority clinical analytes.
We are seeking candidates for a fellowship administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) at the Bachelors and Masters levels with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related science (Minimum GPA: 3.0). Experience in chemical and analytical laboratory work is desired, but not required.
This fellowship will provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in human exposure research and laboratory medicine. This includes operating state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and procedures, performing quality assurance tasks, processing and evaluating complex laboratory data.
Under the guidance of a mentor, training opportunities during the fellowship may include:
• Prepare biological samples to quantify biomarkers of human exposure or establish reference values according to established laboratory procedures
• Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and automated liquid handling instrumentation
• Perform data processing and analysis using complex software and data evaluation procedures
• Develop written documentation that clearly and accurately documents laboratory procedures, instrument operation, experimental results, troubleshooting and remedial actions
• Perform tasks in compliance with policies and regulations such as those outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) or International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards
The following skills are desired:
• Experience conducting laboratory experiments
• Ability to conduct literature searches and to write reports describing laboratory results
• HPLC, GC, and MS instrumentation experience
• Good written and oral communication skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office
This fellowship is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (visit for further information and eligibility). Specifically, candidates must have received their degree within five years of the appointment. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for up to five years upon recommendation of CDC and contingent on the availability of funds. The stipend depends on educational level and experience and follows those described in federal salary tables (GS tables). The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
Applications should be emailed to Heather Kuiper, PhD ( by March 8th, 2019. The application should include a curriculum vitae or resume, copy of official transcripts, citizenship status, current pay stub or salary on letterhead (if applicable) and two letters of recommendation on letterhead (letters by E-mail are sufficient and should be sent directly).

The Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society will be held at Portland State University on June 16-19, 2019.  There are four distinct awards that we may give at each regional meeting, and we are soliciting nominations for excellent candidates for the awards listed below.  More complete information may be found at the NORM website:

Please circulate this information to those who may be able to identify candidates for these awards.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Carl C. Wamser

NORM 2019 Awards Chair


ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

(deadline March 1)


ACS Division of Chemical Education Glenn and Jane Crosby Northwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

(deadline March 29)


ACS E. Ann Nalley Northwest Regional Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society

(deadline March 29)


Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award

(deadline March 29)

Jim White, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, will present “The Belle Epoque, Marie Curie and Others” on Feb. 7, noon to 1 p.m. in MU 211. The public is welcome to attend free of charge.  An optional catered lunch is available for $13.  Contact Kathy DeBellis, to reserve a lunch.  TRIAD provides faculty, staff, students and community members with an opportunity to network, discuss events of the day, and learn something new. See

The Research Office is now accepting applications for the RERF. The budget this year is expected to be $400,000. Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve equipment directly used for research. The equipment may be inventoried capital equipment (defined as =>$5,000 per unit), or fabricated capitalized equipment.  Proposals are due by Friday, March 15, 5 p.m. Firm deadline. Questions:  Contact Research Office Incentive Programs at: