ARPA-E Fellowships

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ARPA-E is looking for the next generation of scientific leaders to help solve the most pressing and exciting challenges in energy. The Fellows assist the agency in identifying possible breakthrough energy technologiesthrough technical and economic analyses. During their two-year tenure, ARPA-E Fellows undergo a full-immersion experience in energy technology development, engaging with world-class researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials.


Independent energy technology development
– Perform primary technical and economic analyses to identify high-impact technologies and white spaces for the agency.
– Learn from and brainstorm with experts in a variety of fields.
– Publish original research papers and reviews.
– Attend and present at conferences.

Program Director support
– Help develop future programs through technical analysis, discussions, debate, and workshops.
– Support existing programs through technical and economic analyses and on-site visits to current project teams.

Organizational support
– Develop technical content for the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
-Contribute to the strategic direction and vision of the agency.
– Review proposals for funding opportunities.

ARPA-E Fellows do not perform laboratory research or directly engage in policymaking.

Duty station is ARPA-E headquarters, in Washington, DC.