Clean Energy Bridge to Research – Program Details

Who Should Apply

Undergraduates of all levels, especially rising sophomores and juniors with interest in chemistry, physics, materials science, and electrical engineering. Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority groups including American Indians, veterans, and women. The program recruits heavily from area gateway 2 year colleges. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Dates & Duration: 

June 18 – August 17th  2018 for Full Program 

June 18 – July 18th for Exploratory program

June 18 – July 18th  2018 for Community College Teacher Program


Students accepted into the 4 week Exploratory Session will receive a stipend of  $2000.

Students accepted into the full 9 week Research Bridge Session will receive a stipend of $4,000 for their participation, On campus housing, $500 for food and up to $500 travel.

Community College Teachers will receive a stipend of $4000 for 4 weeks.


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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.