Clean Energy Bridge to Research Online Application

Online Application

The 2018 application is now open.

References will be automatically contacted by email and reminded to send their reference letters directly to the Clean Energy Institute.


All fields are required.

First Name

Last Name



Your current institution

Will you require oncampus housing during the summer?

Which Clean Energy REU program are you applying for?
4 week exploratory session9 week full REU program4 week Research Experience for CC teachers

Academic Status

Demographic data for reporting to NSF-(ctrl click to select multiple entries)

Have you ever served in the armed forces?

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Request references letter. (RET applicants provide one reference addressing teaching experience)

Reference 1 Name

Reference 1 Email*

Reference 2 Name

Reference 2 Email

Please also consider this application for the UW MEM-C REU program.

Provide a personal statement explaining your preparation for this experience and its relevance to your career goals. Teachers should address their classroom application goals. Include your top 3 picks of CEI research labs. (250 words max)

Supporting Materials

Please attach a single PDF including your CV listing publications, presentations, awards, and participation in education and broader community activities and your unofficial transcript. Include your last name as the first word of the title. (pdf only; 2MB limit):

Please review application fields carefully to ensure information is correct before clicking submit. Upon submission of this form, your reference will be contacted and asked to send letters of reference directly to the Clean Energy Institute at by 9:00 pm on Feb 16th 2018. The recommendation letter must be received for the application to be considered complete. If you do not receive a confirmation message upon submission, please refresh the page and resubmit.

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“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.