WASHINGTON – University and college faculty interested in gaining a unique scientific experience by working collaboratively with researchers at a DOE host laboratory have until Jan. 10, 2014, to apply for the Visiting Faculty Program, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science announced today. Selected faculty and participating students spend 10 weeks during the summer at a DOE laboratory engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist.
The Visiting Faculty Program seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the addressing the Department's and Nation's complex challenges in energy, national security, the environment, and discovery science. DOE's Office of Science sponsors and manages the program.
As part of the program, selected university and college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty members need to submit as part of their application a research project proposal co-developed with the collaborating research staff located at the host DOE laboratory. Proposal guidance and requirements can be found here.
To be considered, an applicant must meet all eligibility criteria and have submitted an application comprising all required materials. Applications will be subject to a merit review and selection process. From the highly ranked applications, research advisors at the host laboratories select those applicants whose skills, knowledge, and research interests are best aligned with their ongoing research programs.
Faculty member participants may invite up to two students to participate in the research project. Faculty members selected for the program receive a stipend of up to $13,000 and students a stipend of up to $5,000 for the 10-week program.
Applications will be accepted online until 5 p.m. EST on Jan. 10, 2014. For more information about the program and a link to an online application, please visit http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/. Questions about the program may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DOE Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit http://science.energy.gov.