Department of Energy Summer Research Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM majors. Learn from our mentors and gain experience while completing a cutting-edge research project. Participants receive a stipend. Travel and housing assistance are provided to eligible participants.

Research Focus:

Want to tackle climate change? Be a part of the solution by contributing to our mission of minimizing the environmental impacts of fossil fuels while working towards net-zero emissions.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8
  • Be enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s level at the time of application
  • Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application


  • Associate/Bachelor’s students: $6,500 for the 10-week summer program
  • Master’s students: $7,500 for the 10-week summer program

Some participants may be authorized to receive an additional allowance to offset the cost of housing and travel expenses.

Gain experience this summer while helping the U.S. Department of Energy work towards an equitable and clean energy future. Apply to the MLEF Program today! Apply by January 10, 2022!