Two application assistance workshops will be held for all faculty interested in applying to either VFP track, on Nov. 9, and Nov. 18 (register for both workshops here).

In addition, prospective VFP applicants can engage with recruiters and scientists from the DOE national laboratories at a summer internship fair sponsored by Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists and hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The fair will take place on Oct. 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (register here).

VFP is managed by the WDTS in the Office of Science.  More information can be found at



  • Peter says:

    It says that this program is for faculty and their students at “underrepresented higher education institutions”. Underrepresented in what sense? In having a smaller proportion of their graduates working at national labs than graduates of other higher education institutions? Or by some other measure? Is there data readily available on the level of representation of different higher education institutions, so that we can know which ones would qualify for the program because of their underrepresentation, and which ones would not?