Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Energy

The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges. Hard technology is defined as physical devices. With support from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), you will have a unique opportunity to advance your early stage concept to a potentially commercialize-able opportunity with support from mentors at the UAF and at a participating Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Be either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR) at the time of application.
  • Have completed requirements for a Master or PhD or received a Master or PhD in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field by the anticipated start date of the appointment.
  • Demonstrate interest in research with potential for broad impact that aligns with AMO’s mission to advance the energy and material efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of manufacturers across the industrial sector.
  • Demonstrate interest in research and development of hard technologies to advance materials or manufacturing-based energy technology to address Alaska-specific challenges, such as seafood processing, additive manufacturing that may be particularly useful in remote locations, metal fabrication, and oil and gas industry supply chain support.
  • Be an early career Innovator, with early career defined as one of the following:
    • Have no more than five years since receipt of graduate degree as of the application deadline.
    • If more than five years since receipt of graduate degree, applicant must have an academic background and technical experience in a field applicable to advanced manufacturing innovations who have not previously founded a hard technology company within five years. Hard technology is defined as physical devices. The program will not support projects focused in the development of software, processes, or deal with human and social factors.

Preference will be given to applicants with strong ties to Alaska (former/current residency, college attendance, work experience, active exploration of Alaska challenges or engagement with Alaska technology applications).

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 15, 2020