The Higher Education Research Experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Program for Graduate Students and Master's or Ph.D. Thesis Research is available to graduate students who are pursuing a degree or career in science, mathematics, engineering, technology or a related field. The program allows students to complement academic programs and improve scientific literacy by assisting with Oak Ridge National Laboratory's research in the fields of neutron science, biological systems, energy, advanced materials, national security, super computing and other areas. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, be at least 18 years old, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additionally, you must be currently enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. program and have completed at least one term or be in the first term of a graduate program, or have completed your Master's or Ph.D. coursework and be performing Master's or Ph.D. thesis research. Program terms are two to 12 months for current graduate students, one to two years for Master's thesis research, and one to three years for Ph.D. research.