Applications to the 2014 Fellowship are now closed.
The Spark Clean Energy Fellowship is a unique fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. The fellowship provides travel and housing stipends to bring the most talented young energy leaders from across the country to the BERC Energy Summit and MIT Energy Conference in order to develop innovative solutions to barriers and difficulties facing the national student energy innovation ecosystem. The core goals of the Spark Clean Energy Fellowship are to foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration among students, provide access to energy leaders and new technology, and develop an influential network of alumni of dedicated thought leaders committed to energy innovation.
Responsibilities as a Spark Clean Energy Fellow: Fellows are expected to participate in all programming available at the respective conferences. In addition, Fellows will be grouped and tasked with tangible projects that they will research, design, and implement during the time between the Berkeley and MIT events.
Key dates: Fellows will arrive in Berkeley, CA on the morning of October 16, participate in the Summit from October 16-17, and spend one day organizing their projects and teams on October 18. Fellows will depart the first summit on October 19.
Fellows will work remotely in small groups in the latter half of October, as well as November, December, January, and February to prepare meaningful deliverables that serve their broader communities.
The dates for the 2015 MIT Energy Conference are not yet set, but will likely commence the first week of March. Fellows should remain flexible to attend this event as well.
Funding opportunities: Funds are available to provide for housing and travel for a number of Fellows.
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