CEI News

2016 CEI Fellowships and ST&E Grants Open

The Clean Energy Institute is now accepting applications for two of its signature programs.

Clean Energy Fellowship– CEI’s Graduate Fellows Program provides UW students the opportunity to help shape the clean energy future of the Pacific Northwest and the global energy economy by advancing next generation solar energy and electrical energy storage materials, devices and systems. Applications by students are due July 31st. More information and application link.

Student Training and Exploration Grants- Awards are made to teams of PIs that support ambitious, forward-looking research and educational plans with the specific goal of seeding a future collaborative extramural grant applications.  Applications are made on a rotating basis with a first review by September 1, 2016. More information and application link.

The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.