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Graduate & Postdoctoral Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and various other organizations and institutions offer fellowship opportunities across the country—from Washington, D.C., to Dayton, Ohio, to Golden, Colorado, and beyond—for students and faculty alike. Download a copy of our flyer that highlights some of the Graduate experiences available.

DOE-Sponsored

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
This program selects distinguished K-12 mathematics and science teachers to serve in professional staff positions for up to one year in Congress or at a federal agency.

ARPA-E Fellows Program
Participants in DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Fellows Program will actively help create the strategic direction and vision of the country's first agency devoted exclusively to transformational energy technology research and development. Fellows will support program directors in program creation, in addition to undertaking independent explorations of promising future research areas for ARPA-E.

Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar (DISTANCE-Solar)
The DISTANCE-Solar program aims to promote innovation in the solar industry while increasing representation from members of currently underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Individual or teams of primary investigators from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) can apply for DOE funding for 3-year solar research projects.

Education Websites at DOE Labs and Facilities
Find links to all the education programs at DOE laboratories and facilities, many of which offer student internships and fellowships.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships
The EERE STP Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy, providing an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Washington, D.C. This program will support the SunShot Initiative by providing support to Fellows interested in research and development of programs to achieve the goal of $1 per watt utility-level installed photovoltaics by 2020.

Graduate Automotive Technology Education
This DOE program helps universities sponsor student fellowships and develop graduate-level curricula, with accompanying research, in five critical technology areas: fuel cells, hybrid drive trains and control systems, lightweight materials, direct-injection engines, and advanced energy storage.

Hydro Fellowship Program
Funded by a DOE award of $1 million, the Hydro Research Foundation's competitive Hydro Fellowship Program will award two-year fellowships for up to 26 graduate and doctoral level students to conduct relevant research in the field of hydropower-related engineering, environmental and biologic sciences, analysis, or economics.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
View a listing of current openings for science and engineering postdoctoral researchers at national labs and federal research facilities nationwide.

Office of Science: Graduate Fellowship Program
DOE's Office of Science has established the Graduate Fellowship Program, supporting outstanding students who are pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences.

American Association for Advancement of Science Fellowships

AAAS Fellowships, which provide the opportunity for scientists and engineers to learn about policy-making in energy efficiency and renewable energy while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal government.