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Competition Details

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

Fellowship Website

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.

For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.

Award Value

A weekly stipend of: $600 for undergraduate students; $750 for Master’s students; $850 for Ph.D. students and graduates

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Areas of Interest: Underrepresented populations, Summer Opportunity
Language Funding No

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


DOE MLEF Deadline
Monday, December 17, 2018
11:59 p.m. ET

Last updated: September 21, 2017