Fellowships


Graduate student research and education is a priority at the Energy Initiative. Funding is available from multiple sources for energy-related graduate study.

The Society of Energy Fellows

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The Society of Energy Fellows at MIT mobilizes outstanding graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to help address the world's energy challenges. The Society was established in 2008 and is supported by MITEI Founding and Sustaining Members.

The program is designed to financially support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with a special interest in energy, to build MIT's research capacity, and to foster a robust community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in energy research, education, and campus activity.

Energy Fellows receive funding for one academic year and have many opportunities to meet and interact with their industry sponsor. They also become members of the Society of Energy Fellows at MIT, an organization within the MIT Energy Initiative established to foster a network of students dedicated to meeting the world's future energy needs. Many are engaged in traditional energy fields in engineering and science; others are pursuing studies in energy economics and business, energy policy and politics, and the energy implications of urban planning and architecture. Individually, they participate in energy research; collectively, they form the Society of Energy Fellows at MIT, a long-term community of students and alumni.

In 2016, the Society numbers nearly 350 students spanning more than 20 departments and all five of MIT’s schools.

Meet our Fellows

A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?

A nanophotonic comeback for incandescent bulbs?

Researchers combine the warm look of traditional light bulbs with 21st-century energy efficiency

January 11, 2016Read more
Energy Fellows, 2015-2016

Energy Fellows, 2015-2016

The Society of Energy Fellows at MIT welcomed 32 new members in fall 2015

December 14, 2015Read more
The dark and stormy side of science-policy mixology

The dark and stormy side of science-policy mixology

IAP course explored the science, economics, and policy of climate change.

February 12, 2014Read more
A Brighter Future for Filtered Seawater

A Brighter Future for Filtered Seawater

MIT researchers find new filters can make desalination plants cheaper, smaller and faster.

February 12, 2014Read more