Working with Us
You'll find many opportunities to work and partner with the following NREL research programs:
To work with NREL on advancing research of mutual interest, we invite postdoctoral researchers; and researchers and professionals from other organizations through our Research Participant Program. We extend this invitation to international scholars through our Foreign Nationals Program.
And we often solicit requests for proposals for subcontracting with NREL on R&D projects. See our current list of solicitations.
Advanced Vehicles and Fuels
Learn about how to work with us on advanced vehicles and fuels research, including:
Learn how you can work with us on advancing technologies—including biochemical and thermochemical conversion, microalgae fuels, and biobased products—through our biomass research program.
Learn how you can work with us on advancing residential and commercial building technologies through our buildings research program.
Learn how NREL's Scientific Computing Center supports subcontractors through its capabilities in computational sciences.
Concentrating Solar Power
Learn how to work with us on advancing technologies, including parabolic troughs and advanced optical materials, through our concentrating solar power research program.
Electric Infrastructure Systems
Learn how to work with us on advancing technologies through our electric infrastructure systems research program.
Learn how to tap into our wide range of energy-modeling capabilities and technical experience through our energy analysis program.
For working with us, learn about our R&D capabilities in energy sciences.
Learn how to work with us on advancing research—including systems integration, and analysis and modeling—through our geothermal technologies program.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Learn how to work with us on advancing technologies—including hydrogen storage, delivery, and production—through our hydrogen and fuel cells research program.
Learn how to work with us on advancing technologies through our photovoltaics research program, including:
Learn how to work with us on solar resource measurement, instrument calibration, instrument characterization, and solar monitoring training through our solar radiation research program.
Learn how to work with us on advancing technologies—including design review, analysis, technical support, and utility integration and wind resource assessments—through our wind research program.
Learn additional ways to work with NREL.