[ES_JOBS_NET] NREL Director's Fellowships, Golden CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jun 24 05:48:31 MDT 2015


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director's Fellowships 
attracts the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and 
engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy 
research and related disciplines. Complete application packages are 
reviewed annually from June through September 15.

Candidates are selected based on eligibility, program expectations, and 
research proposals. Overriding consideration, when evaluating the 
application, will be the quality of the candidate. Successful candidates 
will serve a two-year term, with a possible third-year renewal paid with 
program funding (maximum three-year appointments). The Director's 
Fellowship includes a premium salary rate, additional funding for 
conferences/presentations, competitive benefits package, and relocation 
assistance (for moves greater than 50 miles from NREL).

    Research Allowance

Fellows receive a research allowance, provided by the research center, 
of $10,000 per fellowship year to cover expenses for professional 
development activities including:

  * Laptops or personal computers
  * Professional development conferences, workshops, and meetings
  * Memberships, books, and subscriptions to technical organizations.

Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program Funding

  * Travel (domestic/foreign) related to the advancement of project
    research is allowed within the applied laboratory limits.
  * Purchase of research equipment, materials, software and supplies
    required to complete the project are allowed if not already available.

Note: Projects are limited to a maximum 24-month period of performance.


Highly qualified postdocs with a record of superior academic 
performance; demonstrated research and academic accomplishments in 
renewable energy technologies; and extraordinary scientific research 
abilities are encouraged to apply. Requirements:

  * All Ph.D. requirements completed prior to appointment and be at an
    early point in a promising career of world-class research and
    leadership in the appropriate discipline
  * Full-time commitment to an NREL research program to extend through
    the duration of the fellowship
  * NREL researcher/mentor's nomination application for submission to
    the Postdoctoral Research Review Committee. SeeResearch
    <http://www.nrel.gov/research/>(http://www.nrel.gov/research/) to
    identify potential mentors.

    Program Expectations

Successful applicants will meet the same legal requirements required of 
all NREL employees. Additional expectations for the fellowship program 

  * Proposed research scheduled to meet the laboratory's overall
    research needs
  * Annual performance evaluation progress reports
  * Mid-term evaluation/research expectations by mentor and center director
  * Final report due at fellowship conclusion to include: an abstract of
    the research conducted and copies of publications resulting from the

Note: Papers published as a result of research conducted at NREL,*must 
comply with NREL publications procedures and be submitted for legal 
review and approval.*

    How to Apply

Complete application packages are reviewed once per year: June through 
September 15. Fellowships are decided by the end of November. Successful 
candidates are notified within six weeks of anticipated assignment start 

*Applicants must identify an NREL researcher to mentor the proposed 
research and acquire a letter of intent to nominate from the identified 
mentor.*The mentor chosen must also have a Ph.D. SearchResearch Staff 
find potential mentors.

To apply for the Director's Fellowship click the Find Your Opportunity 
button above and type in the key word "Fellowship." Submit the following 

 1. A letter of interest
 2. Proof of PhD degree*prior to assignment start date*
 3. Curriculum Vitae
 4. A letter of recommendation from your current supervisor or academic
 5. Research proposal addressing the long-term science and engineering
    needs which would support the laboratory's mission and goals. (Focus
    on the proposed research and identify an appropriate area within the
    laboratory to host the research. Clearly state the research
    challenges, identify the scientific or technological questions that
    are associated with the challenge, define the strategy to address
    these questions, and define an approach—three pages maximum, typed,
    11 pt font, include references/bibliography.)
 6. Names and contact information of two additional individuals from
    nationally known faculty or scientists in relevant disciplines, who
    are knowledgeable about the candidate's capabilities and research
 7. NREL mentor's letter of intent to support the candidate.

/*Please note that your application will be considered incomplete if 
submitted without the required information, and will not be reviewed.*/

ContactDirector's Fellowship 
<mailto:directorfellowship at nrel.gov>(directorfellowship at nrel.gov) with 
questions about the Director's Fellowship.

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