Postdoc Research Awards in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Research opportunities currently available for recent Ph.D. graduates in innovative clean energy technologies
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.
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|
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.
Learn more about each of the EERE Postdoctoral Fellowships by following the links below:
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Wind Power
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hydropower
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solar Energy
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geothermal Energy
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomass Energy
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Energy Efficiency in Vehicles
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Energy Efficiency in Industry
- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Energy Efficiency in Buildings