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Renewable Energy Fellowships for San Diego Graduate Students and Postdocs

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San Diego, CA, March 18, 2011 -- San Diego graduate students and postdoctoral researchers developing renewable energy technologies are invited to apply for $45,000 von Liebig Fellowships aimed at accelerating the commercialization of their technologies.

Statement of intent applications are due on March 28 for this program, which is administered by the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering in partnership with the UC San Diego Rady School of Management and San Diego State University.

Renewable energy technologies that will be considered include, but are not limited to, photovoltaics, wind energy, electricity transmission and distribution, hydrogen and fuel cell technology, advanced materials, energy efficiency applications, energy analysis models tools and software, energy storage, hydropower, tidal and wave power, biomass and biofuels, and vehicles and fuels.         

The program – the San Diego Regional Renewable Energy Technology Acceleration Program – is run by the von Liebig Center in conjunction with the Rady School of Management, San Diego State University, CONNECT and CleanTech San Diego. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) sponsors the fellowships.

The program will build on the proven model for proof of concept funding developed at the William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement. Selected teams of renewable energy researchers and MBA students will work with faculty and experienced business advisors to validate technical feasibility and commercial potential of technologies.

In addition to the acceleration of innovative energy discoveries into the private sector, the program will help researchers, universities, and the investment community better understand the unique requirements for successfully transitioning university research into the marketplace.

For more information visit: www.energytechnologyacceleration.com

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