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Postdoc Research Awards in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Research opportunities currently available for recent Ph.D. graduates in innovative clean energy technologies

Fuel cell powered Chevrolet Equinox

The fuel cell vehicle pictured above is an example of one of the renewable energy and energy efficiency research areas promoted within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Award Program. Recent Ph.D. recipients are eligible to apply for the research award, which allows participants the opportunity to conduct innovative research at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities. Photo credit: DOE.

How ORISE is Making a Difference

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is accepting applications for the EERE Postdoctoral Research Award Program—a unique research opportunity for recent Ph.D. recipients to engage in innovative research at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities. Awards are designed to advance the development of clean energy technologies in the following research areas:

Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy
Industry Hydrogen and fuel cells
Vehicles Geothermal
  Solar
  Water

Participants are expected to dedicate 80 percent of their time on a core research project and 20 percent of their time on an innovation project. This 80/20 approach to the research plan is critical to encourage the new ideas and concepts needed for the development of cutting-edge technologies. Benefits include a yearly stipend, research allowance, health insurance and relocation travel. Awards are for up to two years.

Please check the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Awards website for information about the next competition cycle.