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State Grid Corporation of China Sponsored Fellowships

Two Bits & Watts Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the State Grid Corporation of China, support outstanding recent Ph.D. graduates working on projects that explore new research directions for the grid of the 21st century. This research is intended to push forward the development of a new grid paradigm that is needed to incorporate large amounts of clean power and a growing number of distributed energy resources, while simultaneously enabling grid reliability, resilience, security and affordability. The Fellowships are intended to attract exceptional early-career researchers to Stanford University.  Bits & Watts Fellows will have support for up to two years to work on creative, multidisciplinary research that complements the existing work of Stanford faculty or that creates new research directions within the core mission areas of the Bits & Watts Initiative.

Applications are accepted from individuals interested in pursuing postdoctoral training in digital transformation of electric grid, under the mentorship of faculty members at Stanford University.  Of special interest is multi-disciplinary research on a scalable system architecture for digitization (computing & physical) of the electricity infrastructure including but not limited to:

a) Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) for grid service
b) Cyber and physical security of the electricity infrastructure
c) Microgrid

Preference will be given to post-docs who are jointly mentored by faculty members who are expert in distinctly separate fields of study.  Incomplete applications or applications from scholars who do not meet the fellowship guidelines will not be reviewed. Scholars are expected to ensure that they meet all eligibility criteria and follow the application procedures. Fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, the promise of their scientific research, and the extent to which they bring new talent or new areas of research to Stanford. Candidates not currently at Stanford will be considered favorably.

Applications closed January 31, 2020.  Awards will be made by March 2020.  Selected Awardees receive:

  • Postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Stanford University faculty
  • Annual salary of $75,000
  • Eligibility for $3,000 relocation allowance