In a move that will help keep New Jersey ahead of the curve in the offshore wind industry — and in the number of young people who are properly trained to work in it — the board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on Wednesday expanded a program to help the state succeed in both areas.
The Wind Institute Fellowship Program offers students at selected New Jersey public and private universities paid research fellowships to prepare them for careers in the offshore wind industry. Opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students.
In its first year, which began in October 2022, the Wind Institute Fellowship Program is supporting 26 student researchers across Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rowan University and Rutgers University – New Brunswick.
The approval to expand the program will enable students that attend these four schools plus Stockton University and selected New Jersey private research universities to apply to their home institution for the Wind Institute Fellowship and receive up to $30,000 in academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25 for offshore wind research.