All profile and application questions/requirements must be completed and submitted before application can be reviewed.
The application will require:
Education information (i.e. dates of attendance/graduation, GPAs, majors, etc.)
Awards and honors
Internship and employment information
Information on goals, research interest areas, experience, and skills (particularly in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science)
Academic status and proof of continuing acceptance/enrollment if required and available
Unofficial academic record or official transcript (most recent available) showing name, school name, current classes, cumulative GPA, received degrees (if applicable)
Official transcript may be required if selected
An updated resume/CV
Name and contact information for professional or academic recommenders
The Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute (AISI) will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) scientists on solving problems of national and scientific interest, engage in educational and professional development opportunities, explore career opportunities at national laboratories, and interact with and present their research to ORNL's scientists.
As part of the summer institute, students will be organized into teams with diverse educational backgrounds and develop their skills to help solve scientific challenges using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. They will learn from ORNL mentors who have expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning and/or domain sciences such as physics, materials, or biology. Students will participate in an educational and professional development seminar series. They will also learn and participate in scientific communication exercises to prepare them for a career in scientific research, including oral and poster presentations and technical reports.
Selections will be made on a rolling basis with the first round of selections starting January 1, 2019 and selections continuing until ten applicants have been chosen. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019. To be considered for selection, applications must be fully completed and submitted and two recommendations must be received within the Zintellect system. Applicants will be notified when selections are completed. For best chance of selection, you must complete your application as soon as possible.
Start date of June 10, 2019 and ending date of August 16, 2019
Applicants may request an earlier starting date, but the end date cannot be prior to August 16, 2019. An earlier starting date will be considered by the program but is not guaranteed.
Stipend Rates: Stipends are based on academic level as shown below and paid on a biweekly schedule. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment.
Current Undergraduate Student - $700 per week
Recent Bachelor's Graduate - $750 per week (proof of degree required for stipend rate)
Current Master's Student - $850 per week
Recent Master's Graduate (proof of degree required for stipend rate) - $900 per week
First or Second Year Current Ph.D. Student - $900 per week
Third Year or Higher Current Ph.D. Student or Ph.D. Candidate - $1,175 per week
*Denotes class status completed at the time of application and prior to ORNL report date and as defined by college/university on official or unofficial transcript or academic record requirement in application.
$175/week housing allowance (paid with biweekly stipend) and limited travel reimbursement (up to $250 each way) for full-time participants if permanent address is at least 50 miles from Oak Ridge
Learn more about Housing for ORNL Research Participants
For more information, visit Science Education Programs at ORNL or contact HERE@orau.org.
Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate (must be a rising junior or higher at time of application) in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at time of application
If graduating before start of appointment, must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment for fall 2019 in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (provide with application if available or by May 1, 2019 if selected)
Or have graduated with a bachelor's degree in the last six (6) months (at the time of application) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
Must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment for fall 2019 in a graduate degree program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (provide with application if available or by May 1, 2019 if selected)
Or be currently enrolled in a master's degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university at time of application
Or have graduated with a master's degree in the last six (6) months (at the time of application) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
Or be a current Ph.D. student or Ph.D. candidate at time of application
Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Be 18 years of age
Be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application - LPRs are subject to DOE clearance approval for laboratory entry
Have medical insurance effective for entire term of appointment - information on effective dates during appointment period will be required at time of appointment acceptance
Have two academic or professional recommenders
Have ORCID identifier number at time of acceptance
I certify that: