Office of Science Research Program Areas

Applicants to the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) must plan to pursue graduate study and research in one of the following areas. Program descriptions also are offered to provide more in-depth information on scientific and technical areas of interest to the Office of Science.

I. Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)

(a) Applied Mathematics
(b) Computer Science
(c) Network Environment Research

II. Biological and Environmental Research (BER)

(a) Microbial Environmental Processes
(b) Microbial and Plant Processes for Bioenergy
(c) Characterizing Key Molecular and Multicellular Processes for Genomic Science
(d) Biomass and Plant Feedstock Genomics
(e) Radiochemistry and Radionuclide Imaging Instrumentation
(f) Low Dose Radiobiology
(g) Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
(h) Carbon Cycle Science
(i) Subsurface Biogeochemistry
(j) Simulation of Climate at Regional Scales
(k) Earth System Modeling
(l) Integrated Assessment Modeling
(m) Atmospheric Systems

III. Basic Energy Sciences (BES)

(a) Materials Chemistry
(b) Biomolecular Materials
(c) Synthesis and Processing Science
(d) Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
(e) Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
(f) Physical Behavior of Materials
(g) Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects
(h) X-ray Scattering
(i) Neutron Scattering
(j) Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopies
(k) Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences
(l) Gas Phase Chemical Physics
(m) Computation and Theoretical Chemistry
(n) Condensed Phase and Interfacial Molecular Science (CPIMS)
(o) Catalysis Science
(p) Separations and Analysis
(q) Heavy Element Chemistry
(r) Geosciences Research
(s) Solar Photochemistry
(t) Photosynthetic Systems
(u) Physical Biosciences
(v) Scientific User Facilities-Related Research

IV. Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)

(a) Experimental Plasma Science
(b) Plasma Theory and Modeling
(c) General Plasma Science
(d) High Energy Density Plasma Science
(e) Enabling Technology Research and Development

V. High Energy Physics (HEP)

(a) Experimental High Energy Physics Research
(b) Theoretical High Energy Physics Research
(c) Advanced Technology Research and Development

VI. Nuclear Physics (NP)

(a) Medium Energy Nuclear Physics
(b) Heavy Ion Nuclear Physics
(c) Low Energy Nuclear Physics
(d) Nuclear Theory
(e) Nuclear Data and Nuclear Theory Computing
(f) Accelerator Research and Development for Nuclear Physics Facilities
(g) Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications