EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards

Solar research opportunities for recent Ph.D. graduates!

The SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards support innovative solar research by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied R&D at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

Award Highlights:

  • Yearly stipend with two years of support
  • Research and travel allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Relocation allowance


  • U.S. Citizenship or lawful permanent resident status
  • Economics, Social Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, and Chemistry are just a few of the disciplines that may apply
  • Have a Ph.D. for no more than five years

For more information and to apply, visit:

This program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the DOE EERE.

The SunShot Postdoctoral Research Awards are the solar-specific opportunities offered under the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards program.