ARPA-E Fellows Program
The ARPA-E Fellows Program:
Prior experience in energy and/or commercialization is not necessary.
ARPA-E is looking for creative scientists and engineers who are motivated to solve pressing and exciting challenges in energy. The Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologies and their transformative impacts. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows undergo a full-immersion experience in energy technology development, working with entrepreneurs and researchers in academia and industry to positively impact the future of energy.
Responsibilities (% of working time):
Independent energy technology development (40-50%)
- Perform primary technical and economic analyses from multiple sources to identify high impact energy technology opportunities.
- Reach out to and brainstorm with experts in a variety of fields.
- Attend and present at conferences.
- Generate original research papers and reviews for publication.
Program Director support (30-40%)
- Supporting existing programs through technical and economic analyses.
- Visit ARPA-E funded projects to provide on-site support.
- Develop and plan workshops and future programs.
Organizational support (20%)
- Develop technical content for the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
- Review proposals.
- Build the ARPA-E Fellows program.
ARPA-E Fellows do not perform laboratory research and do not directly engage in policymaking.
- Ph.D. in science or engineering. In addition, students who expect to complete their Ph.D. within the next year are encouraged to apply.
- Strong analytical and research skills.
- A record of scholarship and/or leadership.
- Passion for energy technology research and development.
- Strong written and oral communication abilities.
- Ability to initiate independent projects and work in multidisciplinary teams.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Fellows typically have a 2-year term at ARPA-E.
- Duty station is ARPA-E headquarters, in Washington, DC.
- Fellows receive a budget for professional development and travel.
- Fellows are full-time federal employees, are paid a competitive salary, and receive full benefits.
ARPA-E is not currently accepting applications for Fellows positions. Please check back for the next round of Fellows recruiting in the spring. Questions can be directed via email to ARPA-Efirstname.lastname@example.org.