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Application Deadline: January 15, 2020 5:00 PM EST
The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges in Alaska. Hard technology is defined as physical devices.
What will I be doing? You will have a unique opportunity to advance your early stage concept to a potentially commercialize-able opportunity with support from mentors at the UAF and at a participating DOE National Laboratory. You will be paired with a UAF researcher and a DOE National Laboratory researcher who are well aligned with your hard technology focus area, and who will serve as a mentor and collaborator for your project.
Why should I apply? You will get to focus full-time on your advanced manufacturing idea, enhance your education and training at top tier facilities, increase your marketability, gain access to top scientists and state-of-the-art equipment, gain insight into research and career opportunities, and collaborate and learn from experts researching, developing, and testing emerging hard technologies.
Where will I be located? During your first year appointment, you will be expected to spend the first three to four months at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the balance of your time at a Department of Energy National Laboratory. Your appointment will be initially offered for twelve months with an option for a second year extension dependent on funding availability and your ability to meet program expectations. During the appointment, you will be expected to travel to UAF periodically to ensure continuation and support from UAF. Your travel periods may vary based on programmatic and project/research needs. This travel will be supported by the Travel and Training Allowance.
Financial Support: You will receive a competitive stipend ranging from $72,000 - $110,000/year based on academic level and experience, travel and training allowance of up to $15,000 per appointment period, health insurance allowance, relocation allowance of up to $4,000, lab space and technical collaboration support, and Arctic Innovator programming and mentorship.
This opportunity is available to U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents.
Program Website: https://orise.orau.gov/arctic-innovators/
Questions? Email DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-RPP-AMO-2019-1101] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.
This research experience is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and is in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This program is administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, for DOE.
For more information about program details, please visit the program website at https://orise.orau.gov/arctic-innovators.
A complete application consists of:
Project Plan Requirements:
Do not exceed the maximum number of pages for each section. Use 12-point font. Address each of the following topics and label each section with the appropriate title.
You (1 page max): Provide the back story on you and your project. Where did the idea originate? What is the current status of your technology? Why do you want to pursue this effort and what makes you qualified to do so? Describe your experience as an entrepreneur or bringing a technology to the market, if any. Describe your ties to Alaska, if any.
Your vision (1-5 pages max): Describe the technology concept you want to pursue. Include what you are trying to do, what is the state of the art technology today, what is new in your approach and why you believe it will be successful, what are the risks, and what potential impact will there be on U.S. energy and manufacturing competitiveness. What problem is your technology solving? How does it solve the problem? Who has this problem / what is your anticipated market? Describe how this technology will benefit and is applicable to the challenges facing Alaska.
Describe why the Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program is right for you (1 page max): What attracts you the most to the Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program? How does your technology concept align with AMO’s mission to advance the energy and material efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness of manufacturers across the industrial sector? Why would this Program be the ideal home for you and your project (vs. alternative paths)? If known, which people or facilities at University of Alaska and within the DOE National Laboratory network may be particularly valuable in supporting your work?
Your energy or manufacturing technology (1 page max): Describe how you envision making your technology a market reality. Please describe the market you intend to reach, its customers, potential suppliers/distributors/manufacturers, relevant intellectual property (and identification or status of any licenses, per the program eligibility requirements), barriers to entry, sophistication of market, market incumbents, etc.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation. Documents sent by email, postal mail, or fax will not be considered. All supporting materials must be uploaded as PDF files so the document can be searched by Zintellect's search engine. Scanned items are not optimal for search engines. PDF must not require special certificates or passwords to open. Max file size is 10MB.