The US department of Energy is providing funding to some 73 energy scientists across the nation.
The energy scientists, 46 are from universities and 27 from national laboratories which are operated by the energy department.
The energy scientists from the universities will receive $150,000 per year to cover summer salary and research expenses.
Those working at the national laboratories will get $500,000 per year to cover their salary and research expenses.
The energy scientists will conduct research on
- Advanced scientific computing
- Basic energy sciences
- Biological and environmental research
- Fusion energy sciences
- High energy physics
- Nuclear physics
The aim is to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce and to accelerate and simplify the energy transition.
This is the tenth year which the DoE is providing funding to early energy scientists.
Ricky Perry, secretary of Energy, said: “Supporting our nation’s most talented and creative researchers in their early career years is crucial to building America’s scientific workforce and sustaining America’s culture of innovation.
“We congratulate these young researchers on their significant accomplishments to date and look forward to their achievements in the years ahead.”
To be eligible for the award, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory, who received a Ph.D. within the past 10 years.
For more information about the programme, visit https://science.osti.gov/early-career.