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Undergraduate Research Resources and Opportunities

Undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have a rare opportunity to work directly with faculty and staff on the cutting edge of research in a variety of disciplines.  Conducting research can be one of the more valuable educational experiences that undergraduates can undertake during their time on campus. 

At this time, the Wisconsin Energy Institute does not coordinate energy-related research opportunities for undergraduates at UW-Madison. However, recognizing the valuable experience that research can provide to undergraduate students, we have provided a number of tips and resources for those who are interested in working with energy researchers as an undergraduate. 

See our resources and tips on the Undergraduate Research Resources & Opportunities Page »

Bold, Innovative Thinking

The Wisconsin Energy Institute is proud to support the Wisconsin Energy & Sustainability Challenge, a student competition aimed at advancing scientific discovery forward. This challenge combines the Global Stewards Sustainability Prize with the Dvorak Energy Innovation Prize to offer over $10,000 in total prizes for students with the best energy and sustainability solutions. 

All UW-Madison students are eligible. The competition will be held at the Earth Day Conference at the Monona Terrace on April 20, 2015. Entries are due March 23, 2015.

Learn more about the competition here.

Careers in Energy

Submit a New Job Posting

Connecting students to quality employers and job opportunities is a key priority of Wisconsin Energy Institute. Our job board lists up-to-date opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and other professionals.

Title Organization Location Type Postedsort ascending
Tenure Track Faculty MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA Full-Time 02/25/15
General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program Department of Energy Washington, DC Internship 02/25/15
Digital Organizer The Public Interest Network Denver, CO Full-Time 02/23/15
Object-Oriented Software and Database Development Student Hourly Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Madison, WI Undergrad 02/16/15
Assistant LIMS Developer Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Madison, WI Undergrad 02/16/15
ARPA-E Fellowship for Graduates ARPA-E Washington, DC Full-Time 02/13/15
Program Manager CLEAResult Madison, WI Full-Time 02/04/15
Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Golden, CO Full-Time 02/02/15
DEED STUDENT INTERNSHIPS (October) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) DEED Utility http://publicpower.org/Programs/interiordetail2col.cfm?ItemNumber=31266&navItemNumber=38578 Internship 01/30/15
Electricity System Flexibility Analyst National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Golden, CO Full-Time 01/30/15

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Student Funding Opportunities

Grant Title Sponsor Agency/Organization Program Description First Major Deadline

Post-graduate Opportunity - Policy Analysis in Oil, Natural Gas and Other Energy Resources

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

A complete application consists of:

February 26, 2016

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer.This program is designed to increase awa

January 02, 2016

Solar Postdoctoral Research Award Program

Other

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE's mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D.

May 07, 2015

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2015 solicitation.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday April 14, 2015.

April 14, 2015

[the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant

Other

The grant as a means of nurturing projects with the potential to develop innovative ideas into promising outcomes.

March 06, 2015