General Lab Information


Lab Connections

Thank you for your interest in the Lab Connections program. For those of you have participated in one of our sessions from October through April, we appreciate it and hope you have gained further insight into the Lab and met new colleagues. For those of you who have not yet met with a leader, we look forward to connecting with you in the future. At the present time the Lab Connections program is taking a pause to allow for various leadership transitions. The May, June and July sessions will be cancelled. We appreciate your understanding. The Fall will bring new leaders and new opportunities to meet with them—stay tuned.

Gorman-Metz Scholarship

A competitive one-time annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to a student who has a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disability Act) and is matriculating toward a graduate or professional degree. Preference will be given to studies in science, engineering, and math (Students with disabilities attending undergraduate schools may apply).

To be eligible, the applicant must be either (1) the son or daughter of a current or retired employee of Brookhaven Lab, or be the son or daughter of an employee who died while in regular service at Brookhaven Lab; (2) be a college senior who will graduate during the current academic year and who will enter graduate school the following fall or current enrolled graduate student.

A lab-wide announcement memorandum is distributed annually which provides scholarship specifics and deadlines. The scholarship recipient is announced in August, with award payments received at the start of each semester in September and January.

Applications should be e-mailed to Menzel Smith-Jones at the Diversity Office.

Gorman-Metz Scholarship Application Form

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities, Inc. (GEM) is administered by the Diversity Office. GEM is jointly sponsored by a consortium of university and employer members. This consortium offers a fellowship to under- represented minorities (Native American, African American, and Hispanic) who are pursuing degrees at the master's level in science and engineering through a program of paid summer internships. Job descriptions are developed by the principal investigator. Gem fellows will work at the Laboratory for two to three summers depending on how long it takes to complete a master's program. The selected candidate's salary and housing is paid. Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various engineering areas while working under the guidance and support of professional staff members.

Applicant must be (1) U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien; (2) be a junior or senior in an accredited engineering discipline or must have already obtained a B.S. degree in an engineering discipline, (3) be a member of one of the following under-represented minority groups: Native American, African American, or Hispanic.

Official Application Process: see the GEM website

Professional Associates Program for Women and Minorities

The Professional Associates Pre-employment Program is designed to enhance the diversity of Brookhaven National Laboratory's staff by increasing the number of under-represented minorities (African American, Hispanic, and Native American), people with disabilities, and women in various professional fields.

This one-year program provides the Associate with an opportunity to gain experience and acquire skills in Science, Engineering or Administration, which will make them more competitive in the general labor market and when competing for placement at Brookhaven. Candidates for the program must have, as a minimum, earned their bachelor's degree, plan to attend graduate or professional school, and express an interest in long-term employment at Brookhaven. Associates in the program will be under the guidance of supervisors who will serve as mentors and who are experienced in the Associates particular area of interest.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Application process is ongoing – no deadline.

Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

The goal of this program is to give individuals an opportunity to acquire skills and experience in Science, Engineering or Administration, which will make them more competitive in the general labor market and when competing for placement within the Laboratory. This six and a half month term appointment pays a competitive salary. Employees are eligible from the first day of employment to receive certain benefits and participate in the Laboratory's tuition payment program.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • There is no application deadline.

African American Advancement Group Scholarship Program

The Brookhaven National Laboratory African American Advancement Group (AAAG)is offering a limited number of scholarships to eligible high school seniors in Suffolk County.

AAAG Scholarship Program provides financial support to qualified students planning to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. High School seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit leadership ability and exemplify a commitment to community service are encouraged to apply for the scholarships.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an American student with African, West Indian, or Hispanic heritage
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior residing in Suffolk County
  • Applicant must plan to enroll as a full-time college student in an accredited college or university for the academic year and plan to major in a STEM field

Official Application Process: see the AAAG website

Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship

The Asian Pacific American Association (APAA) created the Dr. Mow Shiah Lin Scholarship in honor of Dr. Lin's achievements and remarkable research and inventions.

In honor of Dr. Lin's research, remarkable achievements, and inventions, a one-time award of $2,000 will be granted each year to a student of Asian heritage with a U.S. student visa matriculating toward a doctorate at an accredited institution of higher education on Long Island (including Queens and Brooklyn) in Environmental & Energy Technology, Biology, or Chemistry, in remembrance of the manner in which Lin began his career.

Official Application Process: see the APAA website