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Friday, 15 July 2022

 2022 EERE Science, Technology and Policy Opportunity

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship offers candidates an opportunity to learn about the federal government and its role in advancing renewable energy with the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. Participants will use their expertise to support solar energy research and development by guiding strategy, designing funding programs, and managing SETO-funded projects 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
  • Communication and stakeholder engagement

Fellows are encouraged to use their skills to offer new perspectives and unconventional approaches to challenges within SETO. Direct background in solar energy is not required, but strong candidates will have skill sets that can directly transfer to the work done at SETO. Conducting technical research and creating federal policy are outside the scope of SETO and this fellowship. 

SETO is interested in candidates with backgrounds including but not limited to physical and natural sciences, social science, engineering, policy, and entrepreneurship. Fellows are selected for their strong technical and/or analytical backgrounds according to their education level and work experience. Selected candidates will receive a competitive stipend. Applications are due each year on January 15 and July 15.


This opportunity is open to physical, natural, and social scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and others with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees, as well as established professionals with relevant post-degree experience. Participants must be a U.S. citizen or have Permanent Resident (Green Card) status. 


  • One-year appointment, renewable for a second year
  • Competitive stipend
  • Mentorship from DOE officials
  • Travel/professional development allowance
  • Health insurance supplement
  • Relocation reimbursement

Applications are due each year on January 15 and July 15Click here to apply, download the informational flyer, and email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov with any questions.



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