How to Apply

Complete Applications for the 2016 class will be due in on October 19th, 2015

(You will recieve award notification by Early December 2015.)







Please complete the online SAGE Application Form and email the following to Tom 

(1) Academic Transcripts

(2) Resume including employment and publication detail (if any)

(3) A Research Statement (2-3 pages) discribing your proposed work under the IGERT fellowship.

Please ensure that your research statement address the following issues:

Scientific merit: Discuss the conceptual framework and background for the proposed work, as well as your experimental design, and methods, specifically addressing the significance of the work and any innovative elements.

Interdisciplinary support: Explain how your research would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach, and what collaborations you propose. Include information about how you might take advantage of campus resources (e.g., centers, labs, programs, etc.) that could contribute to your proposed research project. 

Relevance to green energy: Discuss the relevance of your work to at least one of the three SAGE IGERT research thrusts (biofuels, solar, and energy storage) and how your work will contribute to the program as a whole.

(4) Two Letters of support—one from your home department advisor and the other from a faculty in another department or school who would be willing to help advise an interdisciplinary project. These letters should address your proposed project as well as your academic qualifications.

(5) Letter of Reference from a previous academic advisor (or professional employer, e.g., government agency, company) outside of the SAGE program.

(6) Statement of your existing funding support. Please let us know how you are currently funded including any external fellowships and/or department support in addition to GSI and GSR appointments.


Student Eligibility:

Enrolled in a PhD program in the College of Chemistry, College of Natural Resources (including Energy & Resources Group), Haas School of Business, School of Public Health, Goldman School of Public Policy, or College of Engineering,


Have at least 2 years remaining in your graduate program. (Preference will be given to students in their first 3 years of graduate school)


Are a US citizen or permanent resident (NSF requirement).