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SunShot Innovators Program


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Academic Level:
Post-Baccalaureate
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The SunShot Innovators Program will support recent Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate graduates as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience in a field related to the application of solar technologies and policies.

The SunShot Innovators Program will offer hands-on, practical experiences that allow participants to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges utilites, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) face as they adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs).

The SunShot Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). For more information about SETO and the SunShot Initiative, visit https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative.

Participant Benefits

Appointments are for up to two years. The initial appointment period is one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to satisfactory progress toward completion of the project assignments, and availability of funds. Final decisions regarding the extension of the appointment for a second year will be made by SETO in consultation with the hosting institution.

Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications:

Level 1: Participants with a Bachelor's degree will recieve a stipend starting at $40,000.

Level 2: Participants with a Ph.D. will receive a stipend starting at $70,000. Participants with a Master's degree will start at $50,000.

Level 3: The stipend amount will be based on the Level 2 rate plus a factor for years of relevant experience after the receipt of the degree.

Participants will be eligible to receive an allowance of up to $10,000 for education and/or scientific activities, health insurance supplement, and possible relocation travel up to $5,000.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.


Application Deadline: 6/30/2017
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Program Dates: 9/1/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (Lead)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science

Keywords:
STEM Education

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)


Page last updated 5/3/2017 11:46:05 AM
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