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The Wind Institute Offshore Wind (OSW) Fellowship Program at Rutgers University

"From job creation to workforce development to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, the WIND Institute makes good on our commitment to building a New Jersey economy fit for the 21st century"

- Gov. Phil Murphy

Sponsored by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and administered by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Wind Institute OSW Fellowship at Rutgers University seeks to empower university-wide projects related to the development of offshore wind and the industry surrounding it.

Committed to Our Mission

Up to $1.126m
In Funding

For fellows' stipends, travel expenses, and faculty honoraria

Schools and Departments

Researching different topics related to offshore wind 

Chancellor-Led Units

Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick faculty and students working together to support research in OSW energy

Fellowship Program

The Wind Institute OSW Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support student research in topics that further the development of offshore wind and build student and faculty advisor expertise in offshore wind research and innovation in the state of New Jersey.

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are currently closed. 


(standing l. to r.) Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences Scott Glenn, Associate Professor of Marine and Coastal Sciences Josh Kohut, and Samuel Coakley (SEBS '18) collaborate as (sitting l. to r.) Ryan Schmidt (SEBS '22) and Research Project Assistant of the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences Jaden Dicopoulos work in the Cool Room (Coastal Ocean Observing Leadership)

University Initiatives Program

With a $125,000 grant from the NJEDA, The University Initiatives to Advance Offshore Wind (UI) program is designed to support projects that build long-term industry-valued expertise in offshore wind. There are three projects as a part of the UI program: 

  • Educational Initiatives for a Resilient Offshore Wind Economy in NJ
  • The Offshore Wind Symposium 
  • Community Events and Shared Learning. 

The UI Program is overseen by the Offshore Wind Collaborative, a group of faculty and researchers who work together to address the needs of the industry while building the future workforce in offshore wind.

Stock Photo of Offshore Wind Turbines

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