The Hydro Research Foundation’s Hydro Fellowship Program will be offering as many as 10 fellowships in 2012 for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering graduate students in their final year of study who are interested in conducting research related to the improvement of conventional hydropower and pumped storage hydropower. Fellowship candidates must choose a research topic related to advances in generators, turbines, transformers and electrical systems, as well as a myriad of other topics such as simulation and optimization tools, protection of critical hydropower infrastructure, market trends and strategies, water management innovations, and many more. A full list of topics can be found on the website.
The Hydro Fellowship Program fellowships typically range from 1-3 years in length and provide a living stipend of up to $26,000 annually along with an annual tuition allowance of up to $16,000. Other benefits include a health insurance allowance, travel costs to attend the Annual Hydro Fellows Roundtable, and mentors from the Hydro Research Foundation and the hydropower industry.
Applications for the 2012 program are due March 1. 2012. Fellowship winners will be announced on April 4.