Faculty and Their Students Will Collaborate with National Laboratory Researchers
WASHINGTON, DC – Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2024 term of the DOE Office of Science’s Visiting Faculty Program (VFP). The application deadline is January 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Two application assistance workshops will be held for all faculty interested in applying to VFP:
- November 17, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET (register here)
- December 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET (register here)
In addition, prospective VFP applicants can engage with recruiters and scientists from the DOE national laboratories at a summer internship fair sponsored by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) and hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The fair will take place on November 8, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm EST (register here).
VFP is offered in two tracks: (1) VFP Research Collaboration and (2) the VFP Teaching Initiative Track (available for returning VFP participants). The program seeks to enhance both the research competitiveness and STEM teaching capacities for faculty members at institutions historically underrepresented in the STEM research enterprise to expand the workforce vital to DOE mission areas. Given this focus, VFP strongly supports faculty members from minority serving institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Typically, about 50% of the participants are from MSIs, one-third of which are HBCUs. Selected college and university faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory scientific research staff on research projects of mutual interest.
VFP is managed by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in the Office of Science. More information can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts.