This is a reminder that we are accepting nominations for the PNNL-OSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program (DGRP) through February 26, 2021. The program will provide fellowship opportunities for up to five students for the 2021 cohort.

Nominees must be first year and second year STEM and related science and engineering Ph.D. students at OSU. We are particularly interested in attracting outstanding new students that represent the existing and emerging areas of collaboration with PNNL. 

Since our various Ph.D. programs have a variety of recruiting and admission timelines, we have set the priority deadline for applications to the DGRP as February 26, 2021. Interested faculty should identify a potential student applicant, PNNL collaborator, and complete the application. The program guidelines are available on the Graduate School website

The DGRP targets a four-year graduate study in which the coursework stage (years one and two) is funded by OSU faculty, department or college for stipend, tuition, health insurance and mandatory fees. Subsequent to the completion of the coursework (years three and four), PNNL will fund the student’s stipend and benefits, the OSU Graduate School will provide a tuition waiver, and the student will be primarily located at PNNL. 

An essential requirement of the program is that the co-advisors from the two institutions must be willing to support the student in the proposed collaboration research topic. In addition, the OSU advisor must have a full-time faculty appointment at OSU. During the review and selection of student applications for this program, the PNNL and OSU points of contact will confirm the availability of research funding from the individual co-advisors before OSU sends formal letters of award to the selected students.  

DGRP students will work with faculty at Oregon State and scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory while completing their graduate coursework and subsequently transfer to PNNL for the remaining years of their Ph.D. program to gain hands-on research experience with PNNL scientists. As students’ ability to relocate fully to the PNNL site may vary, PNNL and Graduate School staff will consider flexibility in this requirement under appropriate and compelling circumstances.

Apply here!

Anticipated award notification: April 2021

If you have any questions, please email

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