ORISE Q&As: General Information

What is the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education?

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) was established by the U.S. Department of Energy to undertake national and international programs in education, training, health, and the environment. ORISE and its programs are operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. Established in 1946, ORAU is a consortium of colleges and universities.

What is the address of the fellowship offices (for my housing hunt)?

The research fellowship offices are located at Corporate Square, Building 8 on the 5th Floor. The office address is: 8 Corporate Square, N.E., Mail-Stop D-21, Atlanta, GA 30329-2013. (Near North Druid Hills and Buford Highway.)

Does the CDC ORISE fellowship qualify for deferment of student loans?

Yes, the fellowship qualifies as education, and therefore fellows may request deferment. The lending institution sends a form to be completed by ORISE which is then sent back to the lender for deferment.