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Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies Available at UW

February 9, 2011

The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources is offering two fellowships that recognize superior performance and future potential in sophomore- and junior-level students enrolled in energy studies at UW.

Total value of each fellowship is $7,400, which includes a stipend of $600 per month for nine months, plus up to $2,000 to attend a professional meeting. Application deadline is April 1.

The Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies is for students in energy resource science, energy systems engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geology and geophysics, chemistry or physics programs. The fellowship is made possible through a donation to the School of Energy Resources (SER) by the Nielson family of Cody. The fellowship is available to international students, non-residents and Wyoming residents.

The fellowship provides students with an opportunity to work directly with UW faculty mentors, graduate students and energy companies on relevant, authentic research and development projects. Recipients will collaborate with research teams leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and potential commercialization. The fellowship also will provide funding to attend a national or international professional conference. These experiences will position students for long-term competitive success in the energy arena, promote "workforce-ready" skills and enhance student competitiveness in the workforce, says Don Roth, SER associate director.

Applications should include three written recommendations; university transcripts; a 1-2 page research project proposal; a letter detailing academic goals demonstrating an understanding of issues in the energy field and explicitly detailing an interest in the energy arena as a career. Applicants should identify a faculty member to mentor the research internship. Submit in a single .pdf file to

For more information, contact Pam Henderson in the SER office, phone (307) 766-6879 or e-mail

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