Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship

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.

2021-2022 Tribal Energy Innovators Fellowship Application is now closed, thank you for applying!


Learn about our first cohort of TEI Fellows in 2020

Click HERE to watch the recorded presentation on “Resilience and Sovereignty through Renewable Energy” at the 2020 AISES National Conference

Vaughn Vargas

Cheyenne River Lakota

Fellowship Goal: To develop “desktop” studies and framework that will help inform renewable energy planning and implementation in a way that tribes/tribal staff understand.