Clean Energy Bridge to Research Online Application

Online Application

The 2020 applications are now open

References will be automatically contacted by email and reminded to send their reference using an online form. The possible sponsor research labs are listed here.


All fields are required.

First Name

Last Name


Permanent Email


Your current institution

Academic Status

Cumulative Grade Point Average

Will you require oncampus housing during the summer?

What is your shared housing preference?
MaleFemaleGender InclusivePrefer Not to Answer

Demographic data for reporting to NSF-
African AmericanAmerican IndianAsianHispanicCaucasianPrefer Not to Answer

Have you ever served in the armed forces?

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

Request references letter.

Reference 1 Name

Reference 1 Email*

Reference 2 Name

Reference 2 Email

Provide a personal statement explaining your preparation for this experience and its relevance to your career 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 students should include a copy of their 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 references will be contacted and asked to send confidential letters of reference using our online form by 9:00 pm on Feb 14th 2020. The recommendation letter must be received for the application to be considered complete. We highly recommend that you confirm with your references that they received the reference invitation from By submitting this form you waive your rights to see recommendation letters. 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