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Cohort 1 closes January 15, 2024 (applications submitted before this date will be eligible for consideration to participate in this cohort.

Cohort 2 closes on July 15, 2024 (applications submitted between January 16, 2024 and July 15, 2024 will be eligible for consideration to participate in this cohort).

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists and engineers with the education, background, and experience to be part of the workforce that supports the DOE’s mission in the future. 

The Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. With 30% of primary energy-related emissions attributable to the industrial sector, IEDO plays an important role in supporting the reduction of U.S. CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels) and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

IEDO’s mission is to accelerate the innovation and adoption of cost-effective technologies aimed at eliminating industrial greenhouse gas emissions. As an office, IEDO provides the planning, management, and direction necessary for a balanced national program of research, development, demonstration, technical assistance, and workforce development across the industrial sector. The office currently works across three subprograms:

  • Energy- and Emissions-Intensive Industries (EEII): Efforts in this pillar support the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of technologies that dramatically reduce energy use and emissions from energy-intensive industries, such as chemicals, iron and steel, food and beverage, cement, and paper and forest products.
  • Cross-Sector Technologies (CST): Efforts in this pillar are aimed at developing solutions that address emissions across a broad range of industries. Focus areas include decarbonization of process heating, utilization of low carbon fuels and energy sources, emerging efficiency technologies, and water and wastewater treatment.
  • Technical Assistance & Workforce Development (TAWD): Efforts in this pillar are aimed at developing partnerships with and delivering technical assistance to industry to increase the adoption of energy efficiency, decarbonization technologies, energy management programs, and water/waste reduction technologies and practices across the industrial sector. This pillar also supports workforce training and upskilling activities that prepare existing workers and attract a diverse mix of workers to the industrial jobs of the future.

IEDO is seeking talented and passionate Fellows interested in supporting technical, programmatic, strategic, and policy efforts aimed at decarbonizing the industrial sector. Fellows will collaborate closely with IEDO staff—including several former Fellows—and will develop a broad understanding of the potential of new technologies and current barriers to technology deployment across all of IEDO’s subprograms. This involves tracking the impact of the RD&D portfolio in IEDO and assessing gaps or opportunity areas for future investments. This Fellowship will last one year, with the opportunity to renew for additional years at the discretion of the sponsoring office. Fellows will be placed in a “home” sub-program based on their interests and IEDO’s office needs, and will have to opportunity to learn how to:

  • Identify key technology opportunities and contribute to development and execution of IEDO, EERE, and DOE-level strategy for:
  • Decarbonizing thermal processes,
  • Increasing industrial energy efficiency
  • Utilizing low-carbon fuels, feedstocks, and energy sources.
  • Inform topic areas like:
  • Strategic Analysis: life cycle assessment, technoeconomic analysis, portfolio evaluation, supply chain and economic scenario analysis of various manufacturing technologies/processes/industries, ancillary services, and their interdependencies therein
  • EEII: cement/concrete, iron/steel, chemicals, food & beverage, forest products
  • CST: process heat, water-energy nexus (e.g. National Alliance for Water Innovation hub)
  • TAWD: industry stakeholder engagement (e.g. through the Better Plants program), onsite energy deployment, energy management systems, manufacturing workforce training
  • Complete specific tasks such as:
  • Developing funding opportunity announcements and other investment solicitations (e.g. lab calls, prizes, etc.) as well as communication materials to achieve RD&D and policy goals.
  • Reviewing, synthesizing, or providing input on technical reports, analysis, research proposals, and other technical documents.
  • Preparing and presenting briefings to upper management, external offices, and at conferences.
  • Collaborating with other DOE programs and offices, participating in office-wide or interoffice initiatives, task forces, or tech teams (e.g., Industrial Heat Energy Earthshot, Energy Storage Grand Challenge).
  • Interfacing with technical, policy, and business leaders from academia, national labs, the private sector, and other government agencies (e.g. through interagency working groups).
  • Planning workshops, webinars, and other stakeholder events or initiatives (e.g. Big Ideas competition, Industrial Heat Shot Summit).

Under the guidance of a mentor, learning opportunities include:

•   Utilizing scientific expertise to engage decision-makers in the areas of energy efficiency policy, planning, research, development, and communication for energy efficiency and decarbonization.

•   Analyzing technical needs and opportunities, and the potential impacts of program and policy decisions.

•   Providing input for analysis and strategic planning on industrial decarbonization.

•   Assessing the potential for commercial deployment of next-generation industrial technologies focused on efficiency and decarbonization.

•   Evaluating approaches to achieve practical minimum energy requirements and minimum lifecycle energy for new technologies.

•   Acting as a technical resource for IEDO applied research and development projects.

•   Engaging with industry, research, academic, and other government stakeholders to define areas of need for decarbonization of the industrial sector.

Through these activities, Fellows will help establish and nurture the critical link between DOE decision-makers and other scientific professionals to support public policy.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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SALARY: $58,000 – $94,000 (and up – *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


·       Competitive stipend

·       Health insurance allowance

·       Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement

·       Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance

·       Federal Holidays observed

·       Hybrid Telework Schedule Options

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You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral Degree.

An ideal applicant will have superior academic performance and publication record, strong analytical, research and communication (oral and written) skills and demonstrated capacity for creative thinking, a strong technical background and expertise in an energy-technology-related field, and be interested in being part of a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced environment, focused on energy technology research and development. Qualified candidates will have a strong technical background in an engineering field or applicable physical science (e.g., materials, chemistry). Some industrial experience is desirable.

For more information on the EERE Office of Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization please visit:

Questions? Email us at with reference code DOE-EERE-STP-IEDO-2024-1101 for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span nine months or less, beginning in January 2024. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 8. Learn more and apply.

Oak Ridge National Lab is offering a two-year $115K/yr fellowship + $150,000 in R&D funding to researchers whose early-stage innovations are presently too challenging or technically uncertain to pursue in a venture capital-financed startup.

Here’s the website:

The application deadline is November 30th, and we will host a webinar for all interested parties on Monday, November 27, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET

If you have any questions about how best to share or who to share it with, I’m here to help.

Ian Murphy

(310) 689-6397

Innovation Crossroads

Grass Fellowship
The Grass Foundation recognizes and supports efforts to use neuroscience to unite thoughtful people across various socioeconomic and geographic barriers.

The foundation invites applications for its 2024 Grass Fellowship program. Administered by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the fellowship program supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their careers, providing 14-week fellowships and support including a stipend, laboratory space, animals, equipment, and supplies for a summer in residence at MBL. In addition, the investigator, his/her spouse or legal domestic partner, and dependent children are provided housing and round-trip travel to the MBL.

Fellows will function as an intellectual and social group within the MBL scientific community while sharing space in the Grass Laboratory. In a weekly private seminar series, investigators at MBL will discuss their work with fellows. In addition, a yearly Forbes Lecturer will spend a portion of the summer in the Grass Lab interacting with fellows. Childcare benefits are available and supported by the foundation.

Supported approaches include neurophysiology, biophysics, integrative neurobiology, neuroethology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, systems neuroscience, cellular and developmental neurobiology, and computational approaches to neural systems. The foundation also has a longstanding interest in epilepsy-related research. Comparative and integrative neuroscience have been of particular interest in recent years. Anthropogenic environmental impacts—including climate change, chemical and sensory pollution, and ocean acidification—may impact the brain at the cell and circuit level in poorly understood ways. In partnership with the Grass Foundation, the Kavli Foundation supports Grass Fellows who explore this area through their research related to neurobiology and changing ecosystems.

Due 12/1/23 

Energy Fellowship
In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for 2-year fellowships of $35,000 / year for students working toward a Ph.D. degree.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of experts in the energy field. Criteria for evaluation are as follows:
The project. Is it innovative? Is it technically sound? Does it offer potential for significant impacts on societal energy supply and utilization? Other criteria as appropriate.
The candidate. Important criteria include intellectual ability and achievement, evidence of creativity and initiative, and potential for a career that will impact energy supply and utilization.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a well-defined thesis direction but who still have enough time remaining working toward their Ph.D. that receipt of a Link Foundation Fellowship could make a difference.

Due: 12/1/23

American Society of Nephrology

Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship
The American Society of Nephrology aims to elevate care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine worldwide.

ASN invites applications for its Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship, which awards grants of $50,000 per year for up to two years to nephrology fellows under the direction of a sponsor in support of original research on any aspect of the spectrum of kidney biology and disease. This fellowship serves to establish the beginnings of an independent care.

Due: 12/6/23 

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
The ASN invites applications for its Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program, which will provide grants of up to $30,000 per year for up to two years to PhD students under the direction of a sponsor in support of original research on any aspect of the entire spectrum of kidney biology and disease. 

The goal of the KidneyCure Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program is to fund PhD students to conduct original, meritorious research projects. This program will foster early career-stage PhD students, under the direction of a sponsor, who are highly motivated to make contributions to the understanding of kidney biology and disease.

Due 12/6/23

Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards
The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Awards from graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing careers in basic and clinical research relevant to autism spectrum disorders.

The proposed training should be scientifically linked to autism but may be broadened to include training in a closely related area of scientific research. The foundation will consider all areas of related basic and clinical research, including but not limited to human behavior and co-occurring medical conditions across the lifespan (language, learning, behavior, communication, social function, motor skills & planning, epilepsy, sleep, repetitive disorders); neurobiology (anatomy, development, neuroimaging); pharmacology; studies that address disparities in access, care, and research; improving research in underserved communities; neuropathology; genetics and gene/environment interactions; epigenetics; immunology; molecular and cellular mechanisms; studies employing model organisms and systems; intervention research (behavioral, pharmacological or a combination of the two), and studies of treatment and service delivery.  

ASF welcomes scientific research in all fields; however, it is especially interested in projects that address previously under-researched communities. These include profound autism, those with severe and challenging behaviors, and autism disparities in racial and ethnic minority groups or those with socioeconomic challenges.
Awards are over one year and include $35,000 for predoctoral students and $50,000 for postdoctoral students.

Due: 12/8/23 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program
Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

Due 1/18/24

Please see below for a faculty opportunity (additional program information can be found here:  Many of our faculty have participated in and benefited from this program.  It is intended to help non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Please send me the information highlighted below by October 10. If we have too many nominees, we will form a small committee to pick, and I will then check with the faculty member to confirm their interest. I will keep you posted.

The College will match the Office of Faculty Affairs’ funding, so this will be at no cost to your department.


Subject: Call for Nominations: NCFDD Spring ’24 Faculty Success Program 

Good morning,

Once again, the Office of Faculty Affairs is providing matching funds for 8-10 faculty members to participate in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program. If you would like to nominate someone from your college for the Spring 2024 session (January 22 – March 31, 2024), please confirm their interest and availability to participate. Once confirmed, please submit the faculty member’s name, rank, and email address to me no later than October 12, 2023. We will submit an institutionally sponsored registration form from our office (please do not register via the NCFDD website).

Thank you,


Sara Daly | Office of the Vice Provost | Faculty Affairs

Attention all OSU Faculty and Graduate Student Researchers!

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking applications for projects that further develop technologies invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any research discipline (i.e., ag science, pharmacy, vet med, education, public health, engineering, forestry, earth, ocean, atmospheric science, etc.). Applications should indicate how the project will move the technology closer to commercialization and will be accepted now through Friday, September 29.

Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 6 months or less, beginning October 1st, 2023.  

Funding can be used to fund student time, gather additional data, pay for prototyping expenses (materials and supplies), customer discovery, and more. Award recipients are required to participate in the OSU Accelerate program (9-week hybrid program offered October-December 2023) in order to receive training and guidance with respect to tech commercialization. Successful projects are eligible to receive additional funding. More information is available here:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Melissa Ward or Molly Arnowil to briefly discuss their proposed project before applying. They can be reached via email or drop in during their office hours: Thursdays from 9am – noon, room 322A in the Kerr Administration Building. 

The Barry M. Goldwater scholarship is the top award given by the federal government to students in natural science, math, and engineering who plan a career in research.

Nomination Considerations National and Global Scholarships Advising at OSU works with all eligible applicants to apply and then we facilitate a committee of OSU Faculty from a variety of STEM disciplines to review the applications and select up to five nominees to compete at the national level. OSU may nominate up to four students per year who meet the following eligibility requirements and we may also nominate a fifth student if any of our nominees is a transfer student.

Who Is Eligible

To be eligible for nomination, students must:

  • Be a matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree during the 2023-24 academic year*
  • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering
  • Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

*We cannot nominate students who are presently in their first year, no matter how many credit hours they have. The only students in their fourth year that we can consider are those who have at least one more full-time year following to complete their degrees.

To be competitive, nominees:

  • Have strong research experience defined by:
    • Clarity of purpose
    • Experiences clearly connected to goals
    • Level of independence
    • Significance of research to the candidate’s field
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher, although consideration is possible for COVID and other disruptions. In 2022, GPAs for Goldwater scholars ranged nationally from 3.53 and up. 

How to Nominate a Qualified Student – To nominate a student, please send the following

information in an email to LeAnn Adam at as soon as possible:

1. Name

2. ID Number

3. Major

4. GPA

5. Planned graduation year

After I receive your nomination(s), I will invite the student to a meeting in which I will explain the

application process, offer assistance, and enroll them in the Goldwater Canvas site that includes tips, insights, and essay samples. We will provide students personalized advising and support throughout the application cycle. 

Now – December 2023: Students prepare application materials, consult with references, seek feedback 
September 5, 2023 online application opens; students complete pre-application, access full application
December 20, 2023: OSU Campus deadline 
January 5, 2024: References due
January 12, 2024: OSU selects nominees to compete nationally
Week of January 15, 2024: All candidates will be notified of their nomination status. Nominees will receive feedback and have the opportunity to make final revisions before the national deadline. Non-nominated students will also receive feedback and this is encouraged if they are eligible to reapply the following year. 
January 26, 2024: Nominations due from OSU to the Goldwater Foundation
March 29, 2024: Scholars announced 

Thank you for your assistance with identifying strong candidates for the 2024 Goldwater Scholarship! I welcome your questions at any time. 

See this link for a long list of OSU’s Goldwater scholars going back to 1991. 

With best wishes, 

LeAnn Joy Adam (she, her, hers)

Director, National and Global Scholarships Advising

Learning Innovation Center (LInC) 439

Honors College

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

Online Appointment Scheduling:

(541) 737-6414 – appointments
(541) 737-1996 – direct

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Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants 
The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  – To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  – To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The Doctoral New Investigator grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/ graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience.

Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent. Applicants may have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach.

The DNI grants program is seeking investigator-initiated, original research across the spectrum of our mission. Original research is defined as being different from that performed previously by the PI as part of their graduate or postdoctoral studies. Excluded from consideration are proposals in which the ideas being presented are a mere extension of research from the PI’s graduate or postdoctoral experience. Research projects must be unique. Although a PI may send the same proposal to more than one agency, PRF will not support a project having overlap, or partial overlap, with research funded by another agency.

Award Information
  – Amount: $110,000 over 2 years
  – Estimated number of awards: ~75 each year

Due: 9/8/23

New Directions (ND) Grants 
The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  – To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  – To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The New Directions Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers.

The New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited—or even no—preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Accordingly, they are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures.

A “new research direction” is something different from previous research performed by the lead principal investigator (lead PI). But, it may involve a field of science or engineering in which others are already working. Therefore, the proposed research should not be in the same direction as—or overlap with—current projects in the lead PI’s research group. Excluded from consideration will be

Lead PIs who have had previous support or current funding for the project, and
Proposals presenting ideas that are a logical extension of ongoing research from the lead PI’s laboratory.
Preliminary results and/or communications are not required.

Award Information
  – Amount: $125,000 over 2 years
  – Estimated number of grants awarded: ~75 each year

Due 9/8/23

Halo.Science is hosting two webinars for upcoming sponsored research opportunities. These helpful webinars provide high-level technical information for researcher applicants, including robust Q&As with the reviewers. Please share this with researchers in your units who may be interested in the following topics.

Kraft HeinzNatural sweetener ingredient technology for low pH

Kraft Heinz is seeking natural sweetener ingredient technology to achieve a stable solution of 5-10 % stevia (or equivalent sweetness) for low pH systems (pH 2.0).

Disciplines: Chemistry, Food Science & Nutrition, Materials Science

Acceptable TRLs: 4-9

Funding is proposal-dependent starting with proof-of-concept, typically ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 for a 6-month length project with the potential for expansion based on results and opportunities.

Amcor LimitedVinyl chloride- and styrene-free sealable coating for food packaging

Amcor is looking for a food law-compliant (direct contact) heat seal coating that may be applied onto one surface of aluminum foil. The coating’s primary performance criteria require maintenance of adhesion to aluminum and seal integrity while immersed in boiling water. An ideal coating will be solvent borne with a viscosity suitable for application via a continuous roll-to-roll process like coil coating.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Food Science & Nutrition, Materials Science

Acceptable TRLs: 2-9

Funding is proposal dependent, with $25,000 – $100,000 available for projects that last up to one year. There is potential for supplemental funding for projects that extend beyond one year.