Higher Education Research Experiences for Faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Grant amount: Approximately US $20,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Faculty

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

Degree requirements: Applicants must have a completed PhD

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Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (HERE at ORNL) provides research opportunities and associated activities for teaching and non-teaching faculty. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the Laboratory mission.

Appointments may be for 10 weeks in summer, 6 to 12 months sabbatical, or by academic semester; limited extensions may be available.


  • A monthly stipend based on the participant’s certified academic salary; part-time appointments will be pro-rated - verification required
  • Limited travel reimbursement

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Be a member of the full-time teaching or non-teaching faculty at an accredited U.S. institution in a STEM field or related discipline
  • Hold an advanced degree - verification required
  • Non-teaching faculty must meet additional criteria
  • Be 18 years or older prior to the start of appointment
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident at the time of application - verification required
  • Have medical insurance during appointment - verification required