ARPA-E Fellowships in Energy Technology

The ARPA-E Fellowship is a program of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) at the US Department of Energy focused on developing the next generation of energy leaders. Fellows typically have a 2-year term and engage with researchers in academia and industry, entrepreneurs, and government officials. Prior experience in energy and/or commercialization is not necessary.


  • Ph.D. in science or engineering. Students who expect to complete their Ph.D. within the next year are also encouraged to apply.
  • Strong analytical, research, and communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate independent projects and work across disciplines.
  • Passion to change the world through energy technology research and development.
  • U.S. citizenship.

Fellows are expected to work in ARPA-E's headquarters in Washington, DC and are considered full-time federal employees, with a competive salary and full benefits. 

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