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Early Career Research Experience with Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovators

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

The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges in Alaska. Hard technology is defined as physical devices.

What will I be doing? You will have a unique opportunity to advance your early stage concept to a potentially commercialize-able opportunity with support from mentors at the UAF and at a participating DOE National Laboratory. You will be paired with a UAF researcher and a DOE National Laboratory researcher who are well aligned with your hard technology focus area, and who will serve as a mentor and collaborator for your project.

Why should I apply? You will get to focus full-time on your advanced manufacturing idea, enhance your education and training at top tier facilities, increase your marketability, gain access to top scientists and state-of-the-art equipment, gain insight into research and career opportunities, and collaborate and learn from experts researching, developing, and testing emerging hard technologies.

Where will I be located? During your first year appointment, you will be expected to spend the first three to four months at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the balance of your time at a Department of Energy National Laboratory. Your appointment will be initially offered for twelve months with an option for a second year extension dependent on funding availability and your ability to meet program expectations. During the appointment, you will be expected to travel to UAF periodically to ensure continuation and support from UAF. Your travel periods may vary based on programmatic and project/research needs. This travel will be supported by the Travel and Training Allowance.

Financial Support: You will receive a competitive stipend ranging from $72,000 - $110,000/year based on academic level and experience, travel and training allowance of up to $15,000 per appointment period, health insurance allowance, relocation allowance of up to $4,000, lab space and technical collaboration support, and Arctic Innovator programming and mentorship.

Questions? Email Please list the reference code DOE-EERE-RPP-AMO-2019-1101 for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

This research experience is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and is in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This program is administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, for DOE.

Participating Institution(s):
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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (Lead)
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields

Alternative Energy
Clean Energy
Electrical Engineering
Electrochemical Science & Engineering
Energy Efficiency
Engineering Research
Renewable Energy
Solar Energy
Sustainable Energy

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

Page last updated 7/23/2020
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