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Fellowship Programs to Support Innovative Research in Clean Energy

Mar 17, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched two new fellowship programs in the area of advanced clean energy technologies. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Fellowships and the SunShot Initiative Fellowships Program are designed to prepare budding scientists and engineers for careers in clean energy.


Under the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, DOE is seeking up to 20 postdoctoral fellows whose academic careers have focused on specific topics in the following technology areas: building efficiency, industrial efficiency, vehicles, fuel cells, biomass, geothermal, solar energy, and wind or water power.  The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will support research and development of breakthrough technologies over a two year period. Applications for EERE Postdoctoral Fellowships are due by June 30, 2011; Fellowships will begin by mid-November, 2011, and last up to two years.
For more information about the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program please visit:


The SunShot Initiative Fellowship Program will select either recent Masters or Ph.D. graduates to focus on critical technology innovations that will advance the SunShot goal of reducing the total cost of solar energy systems by about 75 percent so that they are cost competitive with other forms of energy without subsidies by the end of the decade.  More information is available on the SunShot Initiative website.  Applications for the SunShot Initiative Fellowships Program are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information about the SunShot Initiative and the Fellowship Program please visit:


Non-US citizens are eligible to apply as long as they have Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status.

BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.