SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

Solar research opportunities for recent Ph.D. graduates

The SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards support innovative solar research by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied R&D at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.

Award Highlights:

  • Yearly stipend with two years of support
  • Research and travel allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Relocation allowance


  • U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent resident status
  • Economics, Social Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, and Chemistry are just a few of the disciplines that may apply
  • Have a Ph.D. for no more than five years

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

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This program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the DOE EERE.

The SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards are the solar-specific opportunities offered under the

EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards program.