The practicum (research experience) is a unique opportunity for DOE CSGF fellows to work in a DOE laboratory with some of the most respected scientists in the world. This experience offers the fellows insight into how their scientific interests can translate to research areas important to the nation. Working outside of their thesis studies, the fellows use the practicum as a time to learn new skills and expand their research capabilities.

Fellows choose from 20 participating DOE facilities when planning for their 12-week practicum. The experience is typically undertaken during the summer months, but may be completed at any time within the first two years of the fellowship. An additional financial allowance is provided to cover extra expenses during this time.


DOE CSGF Practicum Site Map

Each site has dedicated a staff member in the role of practicum coordinator. These individuals, a number of whom are DOE CSGF alumni, assist fellows in finding a practicum host and help them with questions while on site.

Click on any of the laboratories listed at the left to learn more about the type of research conducted at that location.