July 6, 2023

The UW Clean Energy Institute is now accepting applications for the Advanced Experience Program (AXP) Science Policy Analysis Track & Tech Due Diligence Track for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested (this program is open to Ph.D. students only, MS students are not eligible).

Program Details: The Advanced Experience Program (AXP), created with generous support from the Mark Torrance Foundation, enables UW doctoral students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to apply their knowledge to support decision makers in cleantech investing and clean energy policy. AXP is designed to be a flexible time commitment to complement each student’s Ph.D. training and longer-term professional development at the UW. There are two tracks that comprise AXP: (1) Tech Due Diligence Track and (2) Science Policy Analysis Track. The time commitment for each track is approximately 20 hours (not including a final writeup which is typically a two-page contribution to a larger investment or policy document). Participants will receive a $1,200 honorarium after both their 20-hour time commitment and final writeup are complete.

Tech Due Diligence:

Analysts will support the review, screening and due diligence process for a wide range of cleantech companies applying for early stage investment from E8 investors. Focus areas for deals and companies change year to year, but past deals have been in the following areas: energy storage and generation, solar energy, water quality and analysis, artificial intelligence, software, recycling, material coatings, carbon capture, and sustainable fuels, among others. 

Science Policy Analysts:

Students in this track will work with the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) on topics broadly related to energy, the environment, and technology-based economic development. Policy analysts typically work in a team, and gather information by participating in relevant meetings, reading reports, etc., and will then prepare technical policy briefings or white papers in collaboration with WSAS staff and the CEI Policy Analyst in Residence.

Application Deadline: July 21st 2023 by 11:59 pm

Application: https://forms.gle/sv9igVr2p4bminJ56

Faculty Approval: https://forms.gle/rwUaCSaD8747W5Ev9

*Advisors need to fill out a (very) brief form indicating their support for their student’s application. (recommendation letters are not required)

**deadline for applications and form from advisor: 11:59 pm July 21st 2023.

Questions? Please email ceiapps@uw.edu.