Fairbanks, AK – The University of Alaska Fairbanks announced the opening of applications for its 2021 Arctic Innovator Program. The application deadline is January 8, 2021. To learn more or apply, visit: https://orise.orau.gov/arctic-innovators/.
The Arctic Innovator program provides early career innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend up to two years developing their technology at a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory and University of Alaska Fairbanks pursuing commercialization.
The Arctic Innovator program is open to early career professionals:
who currently have or will have a graduate degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics related field before the program start date;
with a technology or area of research that they are interested in developing toward real-world adoption; and
whose technology or area of research addresses Arctic-based challenges and aligns with S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office Strategic Goals (energy.gov/eere/amo/about-us).
This program, formally titled the Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program, provides selected Innovators with the resources and guidance to maximize their likelihood of success. Innovators receive: a competitive personal stipend, a travel and training allowance, health insurance, a mentor at University of Alaska Fairbanks and a U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory, and space and collaborative support at each organization. Innovators also have the adventure of living in Alaska while working on Arctic-related challenges.
Nathan Prisco, a 2020 Arctic Innovator, is representative of the passion and skill that the Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program is seeking in candidates. Prisco is working on ammonia-based technologies for improving energy production. He explained that the program offers him “a great way to get science out of the laboratory and into the world at large.” Prisco says he was attracted to the significant research and commercialization support while also being “intrigued by Alaska, both in its pristine wilderness and the feeling that there is an incredible opportunity in the last frontier.” To read more about Prisco’s experience, visit: https://uaf.edu/oipc/news/2020/Welcome-Arctic-Innovator-Dr-Nathan-Prisco.php.
This program is sponsored by the Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office and is a collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Travel and training allowance of $15,000 per appointment period
Health insurance allowance
Relocation allowance up to $4,000
Laboratory space and technical collaboration support from UAF and your assigned DOE National Laboratory
Internal Number: DOE-EERE-RPP-AMO-2020-110
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