The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) is encouraging interested candidates to apply for available fellowships. These fellowships directly support the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to advancing innovative climate solutions and strengthening America's leadership in science and engineering, which are critical to achieving a carbon-free grid by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
HFTO seeks candidates interested in supporting varied, high-impact work, including:
- Developing first-of-a-kind pilot projects and demonstrations of clean hydrogen technologies integrated into fully functional systems and operating in real-world conditions. Current projects include developing fuel cell buses and rescue vehicles, piloting the first nuclear power–connected electrolyzer, and building plants for producing steel with low emissions.
- Advancing fuel cell technologies that can utilize clean hydrogen in transportation applications with zero emissions. Current activities include supporting the development of a $500 million program to improve the manufacturing and recycling of fuel cell and electrolyzer technologies.
- Advancing clean hydrogen production technologies that can cut costs and help meet the Hydrogen Shot target. Current activities include supporting a $750 million funding opportunity to advance critical electrolyzer technologies.
Recent graduates and experienced scientists and engineers are encouraged to apply—fellowship activities are flexible and can be adapted to each candidate's previous experience. Selected fellows will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are based on the candidate's academic and professional background. Relocation expenses (not to exceed $5,000) may be reimbursed if the address shown on the application is more than 50 miles from Washington, D.C. Participants will receive a travel allowance of up to $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.