About CIESESE

The Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering and Science Education (ClESESE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored project with the goal of increasing the pipeline of graduates ready to pursue a career in energy relevant fields. Among the activities of the consortium is the participation of faculty and students, from engineering and the physical sciences, in energy systems research. Energy systems refers to the infrastructure, technologies, and procedures to generate, store, and distribute energy for use by individual consumers and by the public and private/industrial sectors. Universidad del Turabo (UT), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), under the Puerto Rico Energy Center (PREC), together with four HSI partner universities and two national laboratories, proposed the CIESESE to achieve the aforementioned goal. ClESESE directly supports DOE's goal to build a sustainable professional and academic pipeline, particularly professionals from the Hispanic community, ready to take on the challenges of current and future energy systems.

 

Applicant information

The application period for the CIESESE Program is open until January 15, 2019.

Before starting the application, please read through this information to ensure you are eligible for this energy fellowship program and are aware of the required information needed to be considered.

The application period for the ClESESE program is open from October to January. Before starting the application, please read through this information to ensure you are eligible for this energy fellowship program and are aware of the required information needed to be considered.

Eligibility

Important Dates

  • Candidates notified of selection: March
  • Summer program dates: June through August
  • Fall program dates: September through December (program period is flexible)

How to Apply

The online application can be found at www.orau.gov/netl/applicants/how-to-apply.html

You must apply in the program that fits your education level.

Upload your unofficial transcript and resume in PDF format, and provide contact information for two individuals who can serve as a reference. Send your resume to David Tucker (david.tucker@netl.doe.gov). Your online application must be SUBMITTED by the application deadline.

Opportunity Number Research Opportunity Location Closing Date of Application

Technical Assistance

If you or your references experience any technical difficulties with the online system, please email Zintellect@orau.org.

Stipends

The CIESESE program provides stipends to participants based on the following scale:

  • Undergraduate: $9,000 per program duration
  • Master: $17,000 per program duration
  • Faculty: $29,000 per program duration

Students may be eligible to receive an additional allowance to offset the cost of housing and travel expenses. This allowance may not cover the full cost of housing or travel to the program site.

Locations

Selections are based on a student's qualifications and the needs of the host site. Proximity to the host is not factored during the selection process. The 10- to 13-week program will take place at one of the three National Energy Technology Laboratory sites located in Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR; or Pittsburgh, PA.

This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical ability, genetic information, sexual orientation or covered veteran's status.