Phd research in a national lab

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McLovin
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Phd research in a national lab

Postby McLovin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:08 am

Is it possible for an international student to conduct his phd research in national lab?
I found this link for LANL (http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/graduate/index.php) but I couldn't find any specific instructions except for Brookhaven and Stony Brook uni.
Can only affiliated faculty can supervise such research? Is it possible only in an affiliated university? What is the procedure when applying to university with such intentions? Are all national labs affiliated with certain universities?

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twistor
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Re: Phd research in a national lab

Postby twistor » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:52 pm

It can be done. It all depends on what your adviser does. If he or she has an appointment at a national lab then it's possible you can get in. Your degree will still be from your home institution, however, regardless of where the actual research is conducted (astrophysicists collecting meteorites in Antarctica don't get degrees issued by penguins).

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Re: Phd research in a national lab

Postby blighter » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:11 am

twistor wrote:astrophysicists collecting meteorites in Antarctica don't get degrees issued by penguins


Damn! :(

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Re: Phd research in a national lab

Postby Izaac » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:57 am

twistor wrote:(astrophysicists collecting meteorites in Antarctica don't get degrees issued by penguins)


That'd be lovely.




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