The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (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 at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 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 Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is dedicated to improving energy and material efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of manufacturing, including driving industrial decarbonization. We also invest in manufacturing innovation to accelerate and strengthen clean energy technology manufacturing, material supply chains and the broader clean economy, supporting the growth of a modern, equitable manufacturing industry. Current priority topics for AMO include industrial decarbonization, critical materials, sustainable materials, supply chains, energy storage manufacturing, and the energy-water nexus.
Innovation is central to AMO’s vision, mission, and activities. New materials combined with innovative processing techniques can accelerate the transition of promising energy systems to improve the competitiveness, and ultimately strategic advantage, of U.S. manufacturing. In order to catalyze the adoption of cutting-edge clean energy technologies, AMO invests resources at critical decision points to help overcome technological barriers that could be seen as too risky for the private sector to take on alone.
By identifying and assessing opportunities to advance emerging technologies, we make strategic investments, which include new Manufacturing USA Institutes. These institutes accelerate the development of innovative advanced materials, information, and process technologies and transfer technologies to industry partners by developing national capabilities that enable future global leadership and workforce development in advanced manufacturing.
AMO's Research and Development (R&D) projects explore novel energy-efficient, next-generation materials and innovative process technologies for both targeted specific industry sectors and a wider range of manufacturing industries.
In addition, R&D projects focus on foundational or advanced energy technologies across multiple industry sectors. All of AMO's R&D investments are high impact, use project diversity to spread risk, target nationally important innovations at critical decision points, and contribute to quantifiable energy savings.
AMO also engages in a range of technical collaboration and workforce development programs.
AMO is seeking talented and passionate ORISE Fellows that can support technical, programmatic, strategic, and policy efforts that will meet clean energy goals and drive innovation in U.S. manufacturing. Fellows will collaborate closely with AMO staff – including several former Fellows – and will develop a broad understanding of the potential of new technologies as well as the barriers to technology deployment. With guidance from a mentor you will learn how to:
• Utilize scientific expertise to support decision-makers in the areas of energy efficiency policy, planning, research, development, and communication
• Analyze technical needs and opportunities and the potential impacts of program and policy decisions
- Provide input for analysis on industrial decarbonization, circular economy, and workforce development
• Assess the potential for next generation materials and processes
• Evaluate approaches to achieve practical minimum energy requirements and minimum lifecycle energy to manufacture and deploy next generation technologies
• Identify and evaluate new materials efficiency, waste reduction and recycling technologies
• Act as a technical resource for AMO early stage applied research and development projects
Through these activities, Fellows will help establish and nurture the critical link between DOE decision-makers and other scientific professionals to support public policy.
Selected fellows will receive a stipend as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by EERE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. Relocation expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in relocating from the participant's current address to Washington, D.C. (if more than 50 miles from the address shown on the application), may be reimbursed. Participants will receive a travel allowance of $10,000 per appointment year to cover travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents. (LPR).
For more information about the EERE Science, Technology and Policy Program, please visit https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy-science-technology-and-policy-program
Nature of Appointment
The fellow will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE letter of appointment and Terms of Appointment.