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  • Monday, December 09, 2019
  • Alaska Innovators — Apply for ORISE Fellowship to Develop Your Innovation

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Arctic Innovator Program allows early-career innovators to mature early-stage advanced manufacturing innovations with potential for significant impact and applicability to the Alaska market.

With up to two years of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, you will have the opportunity to focus full-time on your advanced manufacturing idea, on research and development collaborations with UAF and DOE national laboratory researchers, on entrepreneurial training and mentoring, and on building relationships with potential industry partners, investors and customers.

During the program, successful applicants will receive:
• A competitive personal stipend ranging from $72,000-$110,000/year, based on academic level and experience.
• A travel and training allowance of $15,000 per appointment period.
• A health insurance allowance.
• A relocation allowance up to $4,000.
• Laboratory space and technical collaboration support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a DOE national laboratory, and mentorship.

Application deadline is Jan.15. Find more information at


ACEP's Alana Vilagi works on developing the first iteration of the Pump Metering Aparatus used to measure fuel use from Toyostoves in Alaska. Photo by Amanda Byrd.