ORAU Information: Opportunities for All Institutions

2019 ORNL INCITE Call for Proposals – NEW!


The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) Program is soliciting proposals of research for awards on Leadership Computing Facility high performance computing machines for calendar year 2019. These include Summit, the 200-petaflop IBM machine; Titan, the 27-petaflop Cray XK7; Mira, the 10-petaflop IBM Blue Gene/Q; and Theta, the 11.69-petaflop Cray XC40 machine. Fifty percent of the allocable computing time will be made available on each of these machines for CY 2019. Proposals may be for up to three years. Prospective INCITE-proposal PIs are invited to respond to a Request for Information to inform the INCITE management of the proposal topics anticipated. See  here for details.  The information requested here is not a prerequisite for proposal submittal, nor will it limit any requests you may decide to make in your INCITE proposal. However, you are strongly encouraged to respond if you are contemplating submitting an INCITE proposal.

INCITE proposal writing webinar. To help you prepare an INCITE proposal or to learn more about the program, an INCITE proposal writing webinar will be offered on June 7, at 1 p.m. EDT. The 1.5 hour webinar will also include discussion on the Director’s Discretionary Program, a way to request early access to port, and tune and scale your codes in preparation for an INCITE application. Seethis site for more details and early registration. Address specific questions to the INCITE manager at incite@doeleadershipcomputing.org.


2018 DOE Cyber ConferenceReminder

http://www.doecybercon.com/    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of the Chief Information Officer will host the 2018 DOE Cyber Conference on June 4-7, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the Renaissance Austin hotel. The Conference is designed to bring together the DOE enterprise, the federal interagency, academia, international partners, and private industry to advance cyber and IT modernization efforts across DOE’s diverse and shared missions.

The Conference will be an interactive forum for communication, collaboration, and training, as well as a platform for sharing information and best practices to support the Department’s energy, science, nuclear, and national security missions. The agenda will consist of plenary sessions to highlight the latest developments and innovations, breakout sessions to foster new cooperation and partnerships, and practical training exercises to enhance the capabilities of the information technology and cyber workforce.  The deadline to register is May 11, 2018. For more information, please visitwww.doecybercon.com.


The 19th Annual ORISE/ORNL Graduate Student Recruitment FairReminder


The 19th ORISE and ORNL graduate student recruitment fair will take place this August! Last year we had close to 500 of the nation’s top undergraduates in our research participant programs at ORNL, and we predict that number will grow this year. With undergraduates in a wide variety of fields ranging from physical sciences to engineering, you are sure to find a perfect fit for your institution’s graduate programs.

The fair is held in conjunction with the conclusion of the ORNL summer undergraduate student programs to capitalize on this brimming talent pool. Over 200 students from across the country will present posters of their research at ORNL during an all-day session on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The Recruitment Fair will run the entire day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, so students may come to all university tables during the day.

We do hope you will attend or have others represent your institution to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to attract top-flight students to your institution’s graduate programs.


The registration deadline is Thursday, July 26. There will be a limit of one table/four people per institution. Table location will be assigned upon arrival. Register each attendee athttps://orausurvey.orau.org/n/gradstudentfair2018.aspx to reserve a table and receive ORNL badge access. Only those who register will receive badge access.

Be aware that increased security concerns require that you have early approval to access the Laboratory. US Citizens must apply by July 26. Non-citizens, including legal permanent residents, must apply by June 14. Representatives will be limited to Building 5200, ORNL Visitor Center and will not be permitted to go to any other buildings on campus. If you will be meeting with any ORNL staff, they will need to meet with you in the Visitor Center, where there are plenty of tables and chairs available.

For additional information, you may contact Emily Isaacs at Ornledu@orau.org. The ORISE phone number is 865-576-1234.



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