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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

 

Description

For more than 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals, and this program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in STEM. Selected candidates train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects, consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During these 10-week energy fellowships, participants receive a stipend, and some students may be eligible for housing and travel allowances for the duration of the program. They also gain insight into how DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, PhD

Age minimum or maximum:*
Yes
Minimum and/or maximum age? 18 minimum

Open to international students:
No

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):

Other: STEM

Minimum GPA:
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.0

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
Fellowship

Amount Awarded:

Other: $600-$850

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
January

Date application is available:
Fall

USC endorsement required:
No

Award Details:

Is there an interview:
No

Approximate date finalists are notified:

Approximate date selected candidates are notified:
Spring

Average number of applications received:

Number awarded:

Sponsor:

U.S. Department of Energy

 

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Sandra Cortez

Position:

Phone:
301-903-7938

Email:
mlef@hq.doe.gov

Website:
https://orise.orau.gov/mlef/default.html

Address:
1000 Independence Ave, SW,
Washington, DC 20585
United States