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New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program

Applications for AY24-25 Fellowships are now closed.

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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 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 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.

Key dates

  • Applications for the fellowship open on February 26, 2024. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.
  • Students will be notified of the selection no later than June 7, 2024, and will have five days to confirm acceptance in writing.
  • The program will run from September 3, 2024, until August 1, 2025 (one academic year and one summer).


Send fellowship inquiries to Moira Selinka at


  • Undergraduates: Rising juniors only (Class of 2026)
  • Graduate Students: All graduate students, including Master’s and Ph.D.
  • Open to all fields of study ranging across STEM, arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to apply

Application Information

Students will apply directly through a portal on the Andlinger Center’s Wind Institute Fellowship website. Applicants will need to submit:

  • 1-2 page description of the research or creative project that will be undertaken. If you have an idea for a project but are unsure of which faculty member to work with, contact Moira Selinka at, and she will assist you in reaching out to potential faculty advisors.
  • Brief personal statement (~300 words) explaining the motivation for applying for the Fellowship and what skills and experience the student brings to the proposed project
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from the faculty member/lecturer/researcher advising the project

Stipend Breakdown

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 $4800 per semester. Students are expected to work 8 weeks per semester during the academic year. During the academic year, students may not work more than 10 hours per week.
  • Summer – Fellows will receive $5400 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 a 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 expected to 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 2024-25 academic year.