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TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is joining Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Sept. 1, 2022!

TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainable Energy - Application

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Thank you for your interest in the TomKat Center’s postdoctoral program. We have not finalized the program for 2022. We expect there will be changes. We hope to have the details finalized and posted in June. Please check back then!

2021 Applications and letters are due July 15, 2021, 11:59 pm (PDT)

Final decisions are expected to be made by October.

Full Proposals Due: July 15, 2021

Applicant, submit your application here:
Applications Closed

Recommender, submit your letter here:
Applications Closed

(Applicants and recommenders external to Stanford should be able to log in with a Google ID or Gmail account. If you have any issues please contact Danica Sarlya at

Application Information:

A complete application and supporting letters must be submitted online by the deadline. Please solicit the required letters so that they are received prior to the application deadline.  Recommenders should submit their letters directly through the link above. Please note: The TomKat Fellowship application will only be visible during the application period.

Please carefully read the Eligibility, Selection, and Program Guidelines sections before starting the application process.

A Complete Application Consists of:

  • Complete online application form

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) one-page limit; Name document in this format. (LastnameFirstnameCV, ex. SmithJohnCV)

  • Research Proposal: (two page limit, including any graphics, charts or references).  The research proposal must be written by the postdoc and reviewed by the faculty sponsorThese two pages should include a brief statement of proposed investigation in the following sections:  Background, Goals, Hypothesis, and Experimental methods.  Formatting guidelines require at least 1-inch margins at the top, bottom, left and right; and 12 point or larger font Times New Roman, Times Roman, Arial, Helvetica, or Verdana. Include title of project and your name on both pages and number pages. If the applicant chooses to include references, the reference should include enough information to allow the reviewer to look up the paper. Name document in this format. (LastnameFirstnameProposal, ex. SmithJohnProposal)

  • Three letters of recommendation: one from the sponsoring faculty mentor at Stanford and two additional letters from other recommenders. Name document in this format. (ApplicantLastnameRefereeLastnameReference, ex. if Prof. Johnson is writing reference for applicant with the last name Smith: SmithJohnsonReference)

Application Resources:

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