Project Overview: The New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program sponsored by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) features Seton Hall University as a participating institute. This program helps graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplines advance knowledge and expertise around offshore wind energy in the state of New Jersey.
This new program provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to pursue research or projects focused on the offshore wind industry. Fellows will conduct independent research in collaboration with a Seton Hall faculty member to build student and faculty expertise in the offshore wind industry.
Fellows will together participate in industry training, guest lectures, site visits, and other activities to enhance their knowledge of the offshore wind industry and gain exposure to key industry stakeholders.
The Fellowship Program is open to students at Seton Hall from all disciplines and backgrounds. Past projects from students at other participating Wind Institute universities have spanned across the STEM, social sciences, and humanities fields.
Applications for the fellowship are open. The deadline to apply is August 25, 2023 with notification of acceptance coming on August 31, 2023. The program will run from September 2023 until August 2024 (one academic year and one summer).
- Undergraduate students: rising juniors only (Class of 2025)
- Graduate students: all graduate and professional students. The fellowship program is open to Seton Hall students from all fields of study.
- No prior experience with offshore wind is required, but students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Stipend Breakdown & Program Expectations:
- Undergraduate fellows will be awarded a fellowship totaling $15,000 plus an additional $1,000 for travel, materials, and other fellowship expenses.
- Fall and Spring: fellowship funds will amount to $4,800 per semester. Students are expected to work eight weeks per semester during the academic year, for no more than 10 hours per week.
- Summer: fellows will receive $5,400 for nine weeks of summer research. Students are expected to work approximately 33 hours per week.
- Graduate fellows will be awarded a fellowship of $30,000, plus an additional $1,000 for travel, materials, and other fellowship expenses.
Applying: The New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship opportunity application must include:
- A proposal with a description (maximum of 2 pages) of the research project.
- Brief personal statement (~250 words), explaining the students’ motivation for applying for the fellowship and what skills and past experience you bring to the project.
- Resume or CV.
- Unofficial transcript.
- Letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor.
More Information: Please consult the New Jersey Wind Institute Fellowship Program website: https://library.shu.edu/NJWindFellowship for additional details.
Questions? Send fellowship inquiries to Prof. Jose L. Lopez at email@example.com