CASE Fellowship on Building Decarbonization for the Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

CASE is accepting applications for a Two-Year Fellowship at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in Hartford, Connecticut, to begin between November 2021 and December 2021.

Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree — or for engineers, a masters in engineering with three years of professional experience — in an environmental and/or energy science-related discipline with a focus on building electrification and/or climate solutions; knowledge of net-zero strategies for building decarbonization; experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

PhD or equivalent terminal degree candidates will be considered if completion of their degree is imminent (see the FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for more information).

CASE seeks to identify a diverse pool of candidates, including broad representation from individuals at different career stages, gender, age, race/ethnicity, physical ability, geographic location, and institutional affiliation.


The deadline for applications is Friday, November 19, 2021*, by 5:00 pm EST. Submit your application via email to Terri Clark, CASE Executive Director, Incomplete or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

*MIDPOINT REVIEW: Applications received by Oct. 8, 2021, will be reviewed by the CASE Fellowship Selection Committee. If a Fellow is selected from this pool of applicants, the CALL FOR APPLICATIONS will be closed prior to the Nov. 19, 2021 Deadline. Changes to the Deadline can be viewed/verified via the following:

To access the application, instructions for submitting the application, planned scope of work, and frequently asked questions, click on the following links:



Anna L. Hagstrom, PhD
Inaugural CASE Science and Technology Policy Fellow
PFAS & Emerging Contaminants Policy, Remediation Division, Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse, DEEP

In 2017, CASE received one of nine planning grants awarded by the California Council for Science and Technology (CCST) in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Simons Foundation. The grants supported state-level planning for the implementation of a science and technology policy fellowship program, with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and CCST Policy Fellowship Programs as successful models from which to build. The fellowships provide opportunities for scientists, physicians, and engineers with PhD’s or equivalent terminal degrees to contribute their skills and knowledge to the development of science-related public policies while simultaneously learning about the public policy process.

CASE began the planning phase by establishing a Fellowship Advisory Committee that included representatives from state government, former and current fellows, CASE Members, and foundations. The committee provided guidance for the development of the program.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided the first opportunity to place a CASE Fellow. After a competitive selection process, Dr. Anna Hagstrom agreed to serve as the Inaugural Fellow of CASE and began a two-year fellowship at DEEP in spring 2019. Betsy Wingfield, Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality at DEEP, shared that Dr. Hagstrom’s fellowship provided her agency with the advantage of a skilled and talented resource on-site to apply to an issue that is expanding every day. And, “I also love the fact that we are working to integrate science and policy — and helping to develop the next generation of environmental leaders.”