Through the PNNL-OSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program, Ph.D. candidates will earn a stipend along with benefits while on appointment under a prestigious graduate committee on nationally relevant research. It is a unique opportunity to tap into the knowledge and world-class research infrastructure available at both institutions.

DGRP students will work with faculty at Oregon State and scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory while completing their graduate coursework and subsequently transfer to PNNL for the remaining years of their Ph.D. program to gain hands-on research experience with PNNL scientists.  As students’ ability to relocate fully to the PNNL site may vary, PNNL and Graduate School staff will consider flexibility in this requirement under appropriate and compelling circumstances. There will be opportunities in a wide range of research areas:

  • Biofuels and bio-products
  • Chemistry
  • Computational
  • Environmental and human health
  • Environmental, water and soil science and engineering
  • Electric power and smart grid
  • Materials
  • Medical/biological sciences
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • and more

The four-year* program includes:

  • Assistantship/fellowship for financial support – stipend, tuition waiver, benefits, support for mandatory fees
  • Oversight by graduate committee of nationally-recognized scientists
  • Collaboration with nationally recognized (and, in some cases, world-renowned) researchers
  • Access to world-class research infrastructure

*Additional support may be requested if Ph.D. program extends beyond 4 years

For questions, email Maureen Childers at [email protected].