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Financial Assistance for Visiting Scientists

CHRNS Student Travel Assistance Program

As part of its education and outreach effort, CHRNS is pleased to offer U.S. university-based research groups planning to come to the NCNR for an experiment approved by its Beam Time Allocation Committee (BTAC), the opportunity to request travel support for an additional graduate student to participate in the experiment. This support is intended to enable prospective thesis students, for example, to acquire some first-hand experience with a technique they may use later in their own research. At the same time, university professors would have the opportunity to evaluate the potential of a prospective thesis student in an actual research situation.  For more information follow this link or the menu item to the left.

UMD Travel Assistance Program

While not a part of CHRNS, a related program through the University of Maryland offers support to encourage new users and provide them with an essential educational opportunity.  The University of Maryland travel assistance program is intended to provide financial support for first-time users to come to the NCNR to carry out an experiment in close cooperation with NIST scientific staff.

(See the individual pages, in the menu to the left, for more information)

NSF Programs

NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG &ENG: Supplemental support to existing NSF awards may be requested from NSF to facilitate interactions between Principal Investigators (PIs), co-PIs, post-doctoral scholars and both undergraduate and graduate students supported by the NSF and scientists and engineers at NIST.

NSF Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity: NSF will consider supplemental funding requests that enable PIs to request up to six months of additional support for graduate students supported on active NSF grants to provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships with non-academic research internship activities and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training. Eligible non-academic settings include national laboratories.


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Created September 24, 2019, Updated October 11, 2022