Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Call for Applications:
2021 Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has announced a call for applications for its 2021 Arctic Innovator Program. The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges. Hard technology is defined as physical devices.

With support from the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, successful applicants will have a unique opportunity to advance their early stage concept to a potentially commercialize-able opportunity with support from mentors at the UAF and at a participating Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory.

Successful applicants will be paired with a UAF researcher and a DOE National Laboratory researcher who are well aligned with their focus area, and who will serve as a mentor and collaborator for the project. Innovators will also receive commercialization and entrepreneurial support from UAF. During the appointment, Innovators will be expected to spend the first three to four months at UAF, and the balance of their time at a DOE National Laboratory with their DOE National Laboratory mentor. During the appointment, Innovators will be expected to travel to UAF periodically to ensure continuation and support from UAF. The travel periods may vary based on programmatic and research needs.

Application deadline: 8 January 2021

For more information, including eligibility and application requirements, go to:
Arctic Innovator Program webpage


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