Areas of Research
Basic scientific research programs in Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Also applied research programs relating to Energy, Conservation, Environmental Impact and Technology, Nanomaterials, and Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems. Search the Research Projects Catalog for specific research project descriptions available at Argonne.
Students are recruited from all U.S. undergraduate institutions and must : (a) currently be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student; (b) be interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; (c) be 18 years or older at the start of the program; (d) be eligible to work in the United States and hence be requested to provide required information upon acceptance to this program; (e) have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above; and (f) have health insurance.
During the appointment period, participants receive a stipend of $500 per week and housing or a housing allowance. Stipends, housing, and travel are considered taxable income by the IRS. The Laboratory is required by law to report this income.
Transportation expenses are reimbursed for one round trip between your home or academic institution (the address on the student’s drivers license will be used to establish eligibility for travel reimbursement) and the facility. Travel will usually be paid only for students whose permanent addresses established by your drivers license is more than fifty miles away from Argonne. Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare. Travel arrangements are arranged by the host Division at Argonne.
Apartment type lodging facility is available on site. All housing arrangements for single students are handled by Argonne 's Educational Programs.
Students pay the appropriate tuition to their home university. In most cases, students receiving financial aid remain eligible for their school's financial aid program. Students should consult their financial aid office.