Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education - ORISE Fellowship Program

The goal of the ORISE Fellowship program is to enhance the educational programs offered by academic institutions, strengthen the scientific and technical manpower base, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support a growing national commitment to science education.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control Department of Health and Human Services


The Research Participation Program for CDC, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) provides opportunities for members of the academic community (i.e., postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in DLS programs, projects, and activities. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). College and university faculty, students, and post-graduates are provided opportunities for hands-on participation in research and development activities at federal laboratories. As a result of these appointments, technology is introduced (or reintroduced) into the universities and colleges and integrated into campus-based instruction and research programs. The ORISE program provides opportunities for participants to 1) continue their education in the areas of their participation, 2) enhance their professional development in science, mathematics, and engineering areas, 3) become familiar with the research areas of the federal sponsor; and 4) become available as scientists and engineers for future employment in fields related to the DLS mission.

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