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Dingell Announces University of Michigan Graduate Student Recognized by Department of Energy

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected a student from the University of Michigan as one of 60 graduate students representing 26 states for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2023 Solicitation 1 cycle. Through world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE National Laboratories, SCGSR prepares graduate students to enter jobs of critical importance to the DOE mission and secures our national position at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

"The University of Michigan continues to lead in innovation and technology," Dingell said. "I would like to extend my deepest congratulations to Hailey Dover Lovelace, the hard-working U-M student who was selected for this award. I am confident that she will continue to excel and am proud that she represents the University of Michigan."

Awardees were selected from a diverse pool of graduate applicants from institutions around the country. Selection was based on merit review by external scientific experts. Since 2014, the SCGSR program has provided 1066 U.S. graduate awardees from 161 universities with supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. In this cohort, more than 28% of SCGSR awardees are women, about 27% of the awardees attend Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and 20% are from institutions in jurisdictions that are part of the Establishing Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

SCGSR awardees work on research projects of significant importance to the Office of Science mission that address critical energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges at national and international scales. Projects in this cohort span seven Office of Science research programs. Awards were made through the SCGSR program’s first of two annual solicitation cycles for FY 2023.

Graduate students currently pursuing Ph.D. degrees in areas of physics, chemistry, material sciences, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, or specific areas of environmental sciences that are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science are eligible to apply to the SCGSR program. The research projects are expected to advance the graduate awardees’ overall doctoral research and training while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE national laboratories. The award cohort from the 2023 Solicitation 2 cycle is expected to be announced around May 2024.

For more information on SCGR and to see the list of awardees, click here.
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