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Applying for the Energy Science and Engineering Fellowship

Overview of Application Process:

  1. Complete Intent to Apply form.
  2. Complete graduate school application and submit interest letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation. The Energy Science and Engineering PhD program can be selected under Intercollegiate programs in the graduate school application.

The application deadline for the Energy Science and Engineering doctorate degree program and the Energy Science and Engineering concentration is January 31, 2015. All application requirements must be fulfilled by January 31, 2015. All applicants for these programs are considered to be applicants for fellowships awarded by the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. To learn more about these fellowships and the Bredesen Center, visit http://bredesencenter.utk.edu/ese.shtml. Applicants must fulfill the general admission criteria for the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee. In addition, the student must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field of science or engineering. Students with other undergraduate degrees may also be admitted on a case-by-case basis, determined by the Bredesen Center Graduate Coordinating Committee. Dependent on the student's background, additional coursework may be required to satisfy corequisites and prerequisites.

Applicants must first complete a brief online Intent to Apply form, in addition to completing a graduate school application for The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Once you have expressed your intent to apply to the Bredesen Center programs via the online form, it is absolutely necessary that you proceed with application to the UT Graduate School and follow up by supplying all of the required documentation to supplement your application. In order to complete your application, you are required to submit the following supplementary materials through graduate admissions before your application will be considered complete:

  1. A one page statement of research interest
  2. A copy of your resume or CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation

All supplementary materials must be received by January 31, 2015. Please instruct your recommenders to attach their letter in PDF or Word format on letterhead.

If you are applying for the Energy Science and Engineering concentration, there may be additional requirements within the UTK departments through which you wish to pursue your degree. Please be sure to communicate directly with those departments to ensure you have completed the required application process for that specific department.

Additionally, eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for the GEM Fellowship.

Students currently enrolled in graduate programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville may apply to join the Bredesen Center program upon the completion of a degree (e.g. M.S.). Current University of Tennessee, Knoxville graduate students that wish to transfer into the Bredesen Center program to complete a graduate degree must obtain a letter of support/permission from their current department head. If you are already a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, there is no need to reapply to the Graduate School; however, there are eligibility requirements associated with those who can be considered for these programs. If you are a current graduate student at UTK and not nearing completion of your Master's degree, you must obtain a letter of support/permission from your current department head in order to be considered a candidate for Bredesen Center programs.

Bredesen Center Intent To Apply Form

Please fill out the following form to begin the application process. Once you submit the form, you will automatically be redirected to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduate School page to continue to application process.


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Education

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GRE and TOEFL

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***You will be automatically redirected to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduate School Application page after you click 'Submit'

           

 

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Contact Information

Lee Riedinger
Professor of Physics
Director

Mike Simpson
Professor of Material Sciences and Engineering
Assistant Director

Wanda Davis
Assistant to the Director
443 Greve Hall
821 Volunteer Blvd University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-7999

Ben Allen
Coordinator & Recruiter
418 Greve Hall
821 Volunteer Blvd University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-9374

Fax: 865-974-9482

bredesencenter@utk.edu