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Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

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The Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) enhances a graduate students research skills by pairing the student with a Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist to conduct research on a mutually agreed-upon project. This opportunity may lead to scientific publications and may support a graduate thesis or dissertation. 

Program Overview

The GRIP program provides students with an authentic research opportunity that includes:  

  • Spending up to three months with an assigned Brookhaven Lab researcher with the option to continue the project during subsequent semesters
  • Conducting research on scheduled days to avoid conflicts with course work at the home institution 
  • Funding for this program will be provided by a graduate student home institution
  • Housing in a single occupancy dorm room and on-site transportation

Student Deliverables

  • Research paper
  • Scientific poster for presentation 
  • Presentation to peers
  • Final experience report

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Masters or PhD program in a related research field at any U.S. accredited college or university
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must be available for the entire program that runs from June to August
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) of the U.S.
  • Active health insurance for the duration of the program 

Application Requirements

Contact Noel Blackburn at (631) 344-2890 or via email at blackburn@bnl.gov.


Program Audience

Graduate Students