Are you a solar researcher, professional, or advanced-degree student? You can advance solar technology and deployment through the Science and Technology Policy Fellowship! Selected participants will play an integral role in designing and implementing new initiatives to make solar energy more affordable and reliable. Note that applications are due each year on January 15 and July 15. The next application deadline is January 15, 2023. 

Recommendations are due January 18. The application review process takes approximately 3-4 months. Eligibility requirements include minimum college bachelor’s degree and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is seeking qualified candidates through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. This is a paid opportunity to learn about the federal government and its role in advancing renewable energy. 

SETO is seeking applicants with bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degrees, as well as established professionals, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Photovoltaic technologies
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power technologies
  • Grid systems integration technologies
  • Behavioral science, strategic analysis, and technical assistance
  • Manufacturing and technology transfer
  • Environmental justice and finance
  • Communications, graphic design, and stakeholder engagement

Please email any questions to .

Learn more about this and other SETO fellowships, and check out this video on the fellowship experience.