Visiting Scholar Program

Berkeley Lab's International Energy Studies Group Visiting Scholar Program hosts professionals, scholars, and researchers from around the world to work on topics related to energy and energy efficiency.

 Visiting scholars work on-site and enjoy access to the intellectual resources of LBNL to further their research and contribute to ongoing or emerging areas of research.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory overlooking San Francisco Bay Area at sunset

 IES is particularly interested in welcoming researchers who focus on the following topics:

  • Electrification of the industry and/or transport sector
  • Supply-chain transformation for efficiency
  • Deep decarbonization of the economy
  • Smart infrastructure
  • Behavioral and technology adoption
  • Dynamics of clean energy technologies and policies
  • Innovative financing and program design for clean energy
  • Innovation in thermal comfort

The goal of the IES Visiting Scholar Program is to build capacity in the understanding and management of energy demand and create a network of researchers who focus on solutions to enhance sustainable development.

In 2018, as part of Berkeley Lab's mission to bring science to the world, the Energy Technologies Area hosted three visiting scientists through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs TechWomen program. The goal of this program is to empower, connect and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls. Through this program, Berkeley Lab mentored a total of six TechWomen Lab-wide (read more).

2018 TechWomen at Berkeley Lab

If you are interested in applying to participate in the IES Visiting Scholar Program, please send an email to [email protected] with a brief description of your research interest. If you are interested in applying to participate in the China Energy Group's Visiting Scholar Program, please see:

For your information, IES can serve as a host institution for the following scholarship programs:



All countries

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program


LBNL ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship


Fulbright Program


Sao Paulo Research Foundation


Programa de Cooperación Internacional


The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund


Programme Fulbright Doctorants


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft



Fulbright-Nehru Student Research


Kalam-Fullbright fellowship


American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF)


Overseas Research Fellowships, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


UC Mexus


COMEXUS (Fulbright Program)

South Korea

The National Research Foundation of Korea

Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or Zimbabwe