Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship


  • A 10-week summer research program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students
  • Receive mentorship from DOE scientists and engineers
  • Provide hands-on experience complementing course of study and connect theory to practice
  • Increase confidence, enhance communications skills, and promote critical thinking and problem solving


  • Be at least age 18
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Be enrolled full-time in a STEM degree program at the associate's, bachelor’s or master’s level at the time of application.  
  • Must be a college sophomore or higher


Undergraduate students:     $7,500 for 10-weeks

Master’s students:               $8,500 for 10-weeks

Some participants may be eligible to receive a housing and travel allowance


    2024 Program Dates: June 3 to August 9, 2024 

    The 2024 program application opens September 2023

    University Training and Research Program


    • Educating and training the next generation of engineers and scientists
    • Supporting novel, early-stage research at U.S. colleges and universities
    • Increasing research & development opportunities for underrepresented and structurally marginalized communities
    • Ensuring that students are being equipped with cutting-edge, translatable skillsets that will allow them to contribute to the U.S. workforce and greater economy over the course of a longstanding and enduring career

    The University Training and Research Program includes:

    • Historically Black Colleges & Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions
    • University Carbon Research

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    • Nationwide, competitive solicitation
    • Research and development projects awarded as grants
    • Typical duration of grants: 2-3 years
    • Award size: $400-500K; varies based on area of interest


    Funding Opportunity Announcement - University Training and Research for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (accepting applications; deadline to apply is 8/7/23)

    Funding Opportunity Announcement - Historically Black Colleges & Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions 

    Funding Opportunity Announcement - University Carbon Research 

    Science, Technology, and Policy Program


    • 12-month full-time fellowship with FECM
    • Gain insight into the federal government
    • Contribute to a project related to energy and climate change policies by applying scientific and technical knowledge
    • Continue your education and involvement in a technical or policy-related role
    • Receive mentorship from highly-trained DOE staff


    • Be at least age 18
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Candidates must fall into one of the following categories:
      • Student: Candidate must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college, university, technical institute, or must be in an institution approved by FECM. Part-time students may be considered with sponsor approval.
      • Postgraduate: Candidate must have received an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree within the last 5 years. Otherwise, the candidate will be required to complete all requirements for such a degree prior to the desired starting date.
      • Faculty: Candidate must be full-time faculty member at an accredited U.S. college, university or technical institute.


    Student: $50,000- $75,000

    Postgraduate: $75,000-$100,000

    Faculty: $100,000-$125,000


    Mentors are actively seeking applicants for this opportunity and will review submitted applications for selection on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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    Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration Program


    The 19th annual Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) Program will be held on July 16-25, 2023 in Colorado and Wyoming.

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, RECS is an annual intensive program that combines classroom instruction with group exercises, site visits, communications training, and hands-on field activities covering science, technology, policy, and business topics associated with carbon capture, utilization, and storage deployment.

    RECS offers a premier carbon capture, utilization, and storage education and training experience and career network for graduate students and early career professionals in the United States.


    • Must be based in United States
    • Early career professionals and PhD or graduate students


    Applications are due by May 15, 2023

    Last Updated: June 21, 2023