New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program
Princeton University has joined the New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program to help graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines advance knowledge and expertise around offshore wind energy in the state of New Jersey.
The New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program, sponsored by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, is a new opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to pursue research or projects focused on the offshore wind industry.
Fellows will conduct independent research or creative projects in collaboration with a Princeton faculty member to build student and faculty expertise in the offshore wind industry. Fellows will also convene as a cohort to participate in industry training, guest lectures, site visits, and other activities to enhance their knowledge of the offshore wind industry and gain exposure to key industry stakeholders.
The Fellowship Program is open to students at Princeton from all disciplines and backgrounds. Past projects from students at other participating Wind Institute universities have spanned across the STEM, social sciences, and humanities fields.
- Applications for the fellowship open on May 10, 2023. The deadline to apply is June 9, 2023.
- Students will be notified of the selection by August, 15, 2023 and will have five days to confirm acceptance in writing.
- The program will run from September 2023 until August 2024 (one academic year and one summer).
- Undergraduates students: rising juniors only (Class of 2025)
- Graduate students: all graduate and professional students
The fellowship program is open to Princeton students from all fields of study. No prior experience with offshore wind is required, but students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Stipend breakdown + program expectations
Undergraduate fellows will be awarded a fellowship totaling $15,000 (see below for breakdown), plus an additional $1,000 for travel, materials, and other fellowship expenses. The fellowship will be disbursed in accordance with Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid protocols.*
- Fall and Spring: fellowship funds will amount to $4,800 per semester. Students are expected to work eight weeks per semester during the academic year, for no more than 10 hours per week.
- Summer: fellows will receive $5,400 for nine weeks of summer research. Students are expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.
Graduate fellows will be awarded a fellowship of $30,000, plus an additional $1,000 for travel, materials, and other fellowship expenses.
- The fellowship will be disbursed in accordance with Graduate School protocols. It will support partial stipend and tuition for 15 weeks of the academic year and cover 100% of 10 weeks of summer support.
Both graduate and undergraduate fellows are also expected attend monthly meetings and present their work at a spring symposium, which will occur off-campus.
* For undergraduates: Fellowships are considered as a non-employment resource when awarding federal and institutional aid funds toward the cost of attendance. The academic year fellowship amount will be considered as an outside resource when determining federal and institutional aid eligibility. The amount of the fellowship will reduce, dollar for dollar, need-based aid funds awarded for the 2023-24 academic year.
The application portal for the Fellowship Program can be accessed here.
For full consideration, applications must include:
- 1-2 page description of the research or creative project that will be undertaken.
- Brief personal statement (~300 words), explaining your motivation for applying for the fellowship and what skills and past experience you bring to the project
- Resume or CV
- Unofficial transcript
- Letter of recommendation from the faculty member/lecturer/researcher advising the project