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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (SunShot Initiative Fellowships)
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships serve as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. The EERE STP Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly talented scientists and engineers to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. EERE STP Fellows apply the expertise gained from their education and history of conducting research to new and ongoing EERE initiatives. As a result of their participation on this program, Fellows are expected to:
- Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that affect energy technology development.
- Contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying their scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
- Continue their education and involvement in areas that support the EERE mission either in a technical or policy-related role.
- Introduce policy-related knowledge and interest into research facilities supporting the EERE mission.
Three levels of fellowships; Senior Fellows, Fellows and Junior Fellows, provide opportunities to a range of experience levels from recent graduates to experienced scientists and engineers to participate in the program. All Fellows will be provided the opportunity to participate in policy-related projects and be mentored by senior EERE staff.
The EERE STP Fellowships are administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) in collaboration with EERE. ORISE is responsible for the implementation of the fellowship program, processing applications, the review and notification processes, and management of payments to Fellows.
Applications for fellowships are accepted and reviewed all year, except for applications to the Solar SunShot Initiative. SunShot applications are reviewed (and offers are made) two times per year with rolling application deadlines of January 15th and June 15th. The SunShot application review process takes approximately 3-4 months.
Fellowships will be awarded to applicants based on academic level and experience. Senior Fellows are Master's or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for more than three years at the time of application and have post-degree experience in a technical or research capacity. Fellows are recent Master's or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for less than three years at the time of application. Junior Fellows are recent Bachelor's graduates who have held a degree for less than five years at the time of application.
- Senior Fellows: The stipend amount for Senior Fellows will be based on the rate for Fellows plus a factor for years of experience after the receipt of the graduate degree.
- Fellows: Fellows with a Ph.D. will receive a stipend starting at $76,378. Fellows with a Master's degree will start at $58,000.
- Junior Fellows: The stipend rates for Junior Fellows will start at $47,684. The stipend rates for matriculated undergraduates will be competitive with other summer programs.