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ORISE is accepting applications for the 2015 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

Women and minorities encouraged to apply, deadline Jan. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 4, 2014
FY15-05

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORISE is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF), which is a 10-week summer program for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. The program is administered for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy through ORISE, which is managed by ORAU.

The MLEF Program provides students who are U.S. citizens with the opportunity to gain and develop research skills by training under the mentorship of program officials and scientists within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy. Open to undergraduate (sophomore or higher) and graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, the program will give participants valuable experience. Participants will support Office of Fossil Energy mission-related research while gaining insight into how DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. Although all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, the goal of the program is to improve the opportunities for women and minority students in the STEM fields.

The summer program may place students at one of several possible sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

The MLEF Program offers the following benefits:

  • Direct exposure to and participation in research on DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Hands-on research experience and training under the mentorship of program officials and scientists
  • Stipends of $6,000 to $8,500 (depending on academic status) plus limited travel reimbursement
  • Opportunities to present research at program-sponsored poster session

MLEF Program applications are due by Jan. 2, 2015. For application information and questions, contact MLEF@hq.doe.gov or visit orise.orau.gov/mlef.

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