October 8, 2020

The Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship is now accepting applications through December 1, 2020 (5:00 PM EST).  This new fellowship will support innovative graduate research that aligns with the mission of the US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO).


The fellowship will strengthen the pool of well-trained, diverse MS and PhD scholars who are equipped for research-intensive building technologies careers across all sectors. IBUILD Fellows will receive research and educational support to conduct innovative research at their home institution in an area with demonstrated relevance to building energy efficiency.  In addition to funding high quality research, the fellowship will provide professional development, mentoring, networking, and support for internship opportunities.


IBUILD Fellows will receive a competitive stipend of $35,000, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance up to $16,000, research travel and materials up to $12,000, and limited tuition allowance up to $25,000. The Fellowship will be awarded in 12 months increments based on an annual review of research progress and sustained alignment with designated BTO research areas.


The IBUILD Graduate Research Fellowship program invites applications from students who are enrolled or intend to enroll in a research-focused master’s or PhD program. Students can apply here.


For more information and details on program eligibility, please visit: https://ibuildfellowship.org/ 


If students have additional questions, they can register to receive details on the upcoming info session or send inquiries to ibuild@orise.orau.gov


About BTO

US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO)provides resources and strategies to significantly reduce building energy use and intensity. BTO’s funded research has contributed to significant improvement in building energy efficiency including new technologies in solid-state lighting, energy-saving windows, heat pump water heaters, and high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners.