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We are collecting more resources specifically for data science students at UD including research and internship opportunities, student funding opportunities, training opportunities, and a campus wide listing of data science related degree programs and courses.

Funding Opportunities

Stay tuned for more funding opportunities or reach out to DSI Resident and Affiliated Faculty directly to discuss funding for graduate research


DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research program

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 2020 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

We would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

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.

Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Graduate research opportunities are available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through the Computational Science and Technology Advanced Research Studies (C-STARS) program. C-STARS participants conduct challenging computational research in areas that support ORNL missions, with current openings in software engineering, geographic information systems, and life and medical sciences database research. This opportunity is open to all current graduate students with a GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher and those who have received a Master’s degree within the last five years; there is no citizenship requirement.

C-STARS appointment dates and duration are decided upon between the research mentor and participant, although appointments are typically 12 months in duration. 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 within your application.

For more information and instructions to submit your application, visit https://orise.orau.gov/ornl/c-stars/default.html. If you have any questions, please send an email to ASTRO@orau.org.

Internships and other opportunities from Zintellect administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Zintellect provides listings of internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations. These programs are administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Visitors to the site may view available opportunities by selecting the Opportunity Catalog.

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