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NC State/PNNL Distinguished Graduate Research Program

NC State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) offer a data science-related research opportunity for graduate students. The Distinguished Graduate Research Program (DGRP) enables students to gain practical experience with real-world projects while pursuing their dissertation research. The goal of this program is to expand collaboration across all areas of joint interest to PNNL and NC State. 

  • Talented Cohort – The NC State/PNNL Distinguished Graduate Research Program supports up to 6 students
  • Full Support – This program supports a student fully for two years (tuition/stipend)
  • Partnership – Program participants focus on growing the partnership between NC State faculty and PNNL technical experts
  • Immersive Experience – Students will spend at least six months at PNNL collaborating on ongoing data science projects
  • Questions – Contact Brian Kritzstein at ( to learn more