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Doctoral Thesis Research with U.S. Dept of Energy


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Water Power Technologies Office conducts early-stage research and development to strengthen the body of scientific and engineering knowledge supporting industry efforts to develop new technologies that increase U.S. hydropower and marine and hydrokinetic generation.

What will I be doing?

You will get to advance your doctoral thesis utilizing the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at DOE laboratories, industry or other approved facility to accomplish your research goals, all while networking with top scientists in the field. You will conduct research at both your academic institution and at an external hosting facility conducting research in MHK.

Why should I apply?

In addition to advancing your doctoral thesis research, you will 1) enhance your education and training in water power technologies fields, 2) increase your marketability in these disciplines, 3) gain access to top scientists and state-of-the-art equipment, and 4) gain insight into research and career opportunities through your internship experiences.

Where will I be located?

You will identify the host facility where you want to conduct your research and a potential mentor currently conducting or directing research in an area of importance to the Water Power Technologies Office, including, but not limited to, technologies for clean domestic power generation from hydropower, waves, and tides.

The details:

You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, reimbursement for education, research travel and materials up to $7,000, and limited tuition allowance. A relocation allowance of up to $3,000 may also be provided for eligible participants relocating to the hosting facility.

For more information visit the website or contact Taylor Pitchford at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education: DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov.
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Application Deadline: 12/4/2020

Program Dates: 6/1/2021 - 6/1/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (Lead)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Geological Sciences
Hydrology
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Paleontology
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Hydrogeology
Hydrologic Cycles
Hydrologic Science
Marine Biology
Marine Chemistry
Marine Ecology
Marine Engineering
Marine Microbes
Marine Policy
Marine Science

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


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