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NETL to Host June 22 Webinar on Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Energy Innovators

NETL will host a webinar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 22, to discuss research and development opportunities available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management’s University Training and Research (UTR) Program.

The funding opportunities under this program seek to increase broad participation in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), chemistry, physics, computer science and humanities-driven STEM (HDSTEM) among students. Attendees will receive information about how the program can strongly benefit students and young professionals and open pathways to success in STEM and related fields.

Representatives from universities are strongly encouraged to attend and discover NETL’s pivotal role in this program. In addition to university representatives, the event is open to anyone seeking to learn more about FECM university programs. There is no fee for this webinar, but you must be registered by Tuesday, June 21, to participate. Registration information for the webinar is available here.

For UTR opportunities, accredited institutions of higher education are eligible. However, for HBCU-OMI program opportunities, the institution must be considered a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The MSI institution’s minority student enrollment must be 50% or higher. Click here to view the eligibility matrix.

During the webinar, NETL experts will share advice on conducting business with the U.S. government, including tips on how to access and evaluate funding opportunity announcements and guidelines for writing an effective proposal. Information about NETL’s mission to deliver solutions for an environmentally sustainable energy future will be provided. Interdepartmental collaborations between NETL and other DOE offices will also be discussed.

Between fiscal years 2010 and 2021, the UTR program made 122 R&D awards valued at more than $41.6 million and helped to support 189 students at various stages in their academic careers, including undergraduate, master’s, and PhD levels. This educational outreach initiative enhances DOE’s ability to develop and sustain a national program of university research that seeks technology development to reduce carbon emissions and also train the workforce of the future that is prepared to address the global challenge of climate change. Learn more about NETL’s involvement in this program here.

All questions about the webinar should be forwarded to HBCU-OMI-Program@netl.doe.gov.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.