This program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and is designed for science and mathematics students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate schools located in the FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) commuting area. The program provides long-term development and hands-on research and laboratory experience mentored by FDA scientists for students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines.
During regular semesters, student participants may work a maximum of 20 hours per week and convert to 40 hours per week during holiday periods and summer. Stipends are determined by the level of education and are considered fellowship grants.
- Good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university
- Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on A=4.0)
- Proof of health insurance prior to effective date of appointment
- Program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, handicap, or national origin.
For Application Inquiries, send e-mail to: ORISE.FDA.NCTR@orau.org
U.S. Postal Mailing Address
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ATTN: FDA Research Participation Programs, MS 36
P.O. Box 117
1299 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117
Resources For You
- About the National Center for Toxicological Research
- Instructions and Forms for the Application Process