Opportunities

Industry, Professional and University Opportunities:

Insight into the human dimension of energy use is key to better understanding future energy trends and how to act effectively to manage them.

  • If you are interested in meeting regularly with colleagues across CSU to discuss the topic of human behavior and energy use, brainstorm new ideas, and work towards collaborative projects in this area, please contact Jeff Muhs, Associate Director of the Energy Institute.

Funding Opportunities:

  • Do you have an active NSF award or one that expired less than five years ago? If you were a principal investigator (PI), co-PI, postdoc or senior personnel on the award or project, then you may be eligible for NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.
  • You and your team receive mentoring, entrepreneurial training and $50,000 for customer discovery. If you are interested, contact Jeff Muhs at the CSU Energy Institute and/or Steve Albers at CSU Ventures. Learn more about our Tech-2-Market Training
  • Click here to learn more

Student Opportunities:

The CSU Energy Institute is pleased to announce a new Cogen Renewable Energy Fellowship for incoming PhD students who plan to enroll at CSU during the 2021 calendar year and conduct research in renewable energy and/or related decarbonization strategies. Winning applicants will have tuition and related expenses paid and be awarded a graduate research assistantship at the Powerhouse Energy Campus.

  • For more information, view the PDF flyer or apply online here.
  • If you have questions about the fellowship program or would like additional information, please contact Jeff Muhs: jeff.muhs@colostate.edu.

The CSU Energy Institute (EI) has received a donation to support a limited number of university research and industry internships for both undergraduate and graduate students in areas aligned with the Institute’s missions of energy and climate solutions.

Summer internship activities are not limited to traditional laboratory research & development and can encompass topics as diverse as artistic endeavors, field work, communications, marketing, administrative support, entrepreneurship, and energy policy. This internship program will fund a mix of both faculty-led research internships and industry immersion internships. 

For more information about the Summer Internship Program, email Jeff Muhs: jeff.muhs@colostate.edu.

The Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) Program brings together PhD students from traditionally disparate disciplines to conduct research on key problems in the FEW nexus with a focus on water-scarce, arid regions. Click here to learn more.