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

Award Info:

Appointment periods are based on academic schedules, with a minimum of three months. Appointment will include a stipend (paid biweekly), commensurate with academic status, $175/week for housing allowance (paid biweekly), and limited travel reimbursement, if full-time and permanent address is at least 50 miles from ORNL, and possible funding for educational expenses, health insurance supplement, and conference travel.


Proposals accepted anytime.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Computational Science & Technology Advanced Research Studies Program (C-STARS) is highly selective and offers challenging graduate research opportunities in the computational sciences. C-STARS participants conduct research on nationally visible advanced computing projects in the areas of National Security, Climate Science, Urban Dynamics, Health Data Analytics, Astrophysics, Energy, Chemistry or Biology. 

Eligibility restrctions: Must be at least 18 years old, enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program at an accredited institution, or hold a recent (within the past year) Master’s degree, or have a Master’s equivalency in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) area, have a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0, have a significant amount of high-performance computational experience, be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa allowing the participant to be paid, have medical insurance during the appointment – verification required.