Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship Application
The 2021-2022 Tribal Energy Innovators fellowship is entering the second year of entrepreneurial focused funding under the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund. The TEI is designated for federally recognized tribal members who are interested, invested, and engaged in work which supports renewable energy infrastructure and tribal energy capacity building within a tribal community, tribally focused programming, and/or tribal organization. Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship provides a modest fellowship stipend and industry resources to federally recognized tribal members to support the development of innovative ideas and the use of problem-solving processes that lead to sustainable renewable energy solutions.

GRID Alternatives and the TSAF have a wide range of tribal grantee partners, industry partners, and former TEI fellows to provide a network of professional and educational support, networking opportunities with tribal energy leaders, industry leaders, and exposure to advanced technologies. As a Tribal Energy Innovator Fellow, you will receive a $10,000 award to advance your ideas from August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022 while participating in regularly scheduled individual and cohort conference calls, mentorship activities, and a culminating in-person convening or a conference presentation (TBD).
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TEI Fellowship Priorities and Objectives
Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship Priority:

● The TEI will provide a modest fellowship stipend and industry resources to federally recognized tribal members to support the development of innovative ideas and the use of problem-solving processes that lead to sustainable renewable energy solutions for a tribal community.
Tribal Energy Innovation Fellowship Objective(s):
● To provide a modest fellowship stipend to plan and develop new solutions to tribal community renewable energy challenges.
● To engage within a tribal community, tribal programming, and/or a tribal organization to make the most of existing assets and work collaboratively with other industry leaders.
● To learn from and be mentored by an industry professional on best practices in renewable energy for rural and underserved communities, business/enterprise models and planning, and other areas of technical support.
Application timeline, eligibility, expectations, submission instructions
Please see (download from tribalsolar.org) the Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship - Request for Application
Helpful Hints
Please thoroughly read the application, and direct questions to Tanksi Clairmont at tclairmont@gridalternatives.org.

All questions are required to be completed unless stated as “if applicable.”

Personal/organizational information and fellowship proposal sections may not exceed 10 pages, TSAF will only review and score the first 10 pages and disregard any additional pages.
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