Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program is designed to provide opportunities for students, postgraduates, established scientists and faculty to participate in programs, projects, and activities that support the mission of the EERE. Participants will hold appointments at the Department of Energy (DOE)-EERE Headquarters, EERE field offices, and other EERE-approved sites. Participants will receive hands-on experience that provides them with an understanding of the mission, operations, and culture of EERE.
Selected applicants, referred to as “Innovators” herein, will participate for up to two years at a Host Institution on one or more topics related to the integration of solar energy.
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 goals and availability of funds. Final decisions regarding the extension of the appointment for a second year will be made by the U.S. DOE, EERE, Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO) in consultation with the Host Institution.
Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications:
- Level 1: Participants with a Bachelor’s degree will receive 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.
The appointment is full-time and cannot be supplemented with additional salary from the Host Institution. This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
Nature of Appointment
The Solar Energy Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. DOE, EERE, Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO). For more information about SETO, visit https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative.
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.
For additional information or to apply, please go to: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-SETO-2019-2100.