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New Opportunities for Student Research Experiences

Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) 2021-2222

Louisiana EPSCoR is now accepting applications for the Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. Deadline for proposals is Monday, April 12, 2021.


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One of the goals of the Louisiana Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (LA-EPSCoR) project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is to increase the participation of women and other underrepresented minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

The LA EPSCoR Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program seeks to further this goal by fostering opportunities for such students who conduct supervised research under the mentorship of a faculty member in areas directly related to materials and advanced manufacturing themes. Priority will be given to research topics relevant to the two LAMDA Science Driver areas described in Section A.1, as well as emerging areas of data-driven materials science and machine learning with applications to manufacturing. Other topics relevant for advanced manufacturing are also acceptable. Students will have the opportunity to become engaged in a professional researcher's work, to learn how he or she formulates a hypothesis, develops a plan to investigate it, obtains research funding and other resources, gathers and examines evidence, encounters obstacles, and evaluates and shares results with the scientific community. By participating in research, students have the chance to learn more about the advanced manufacturing field of study and can use the experience to help them decide whether or not to pursue further education by attending graduate school.


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Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program now accepting applications

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

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. We would like to bring to your attention 4 transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

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 95 awards in 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between November 8, 2021 and March 7, 2022.

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

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