On May 6, 2013, The Energy Council of Canada announced the creation of the Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The press release is available here.
The Energy Council of Canada Energy Policy Research Fellowship will provide $500,000 over 10 years to graduate students engaged in energy policy research. Annual fellowships valued at $15,000 for Master's students and $25,000 for Doctoral students will be awarded to eligible full-time graduate students registered at the University of Waterloo. Students must demonstrate interest in energy policy research and, more specifically, must be conducting research consistent with the identified Energy Policy Research Topic(s) defined annually by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) in conjunction with Energy Council of Canada. The available topics for the upcoming fellowships are:
- Accelerating the Pace of Energy Technology Development and Application
- Carbon Management: Bridging to a Lower Carbon Future
- Demand Side Management and the Implications of the True Cost of Energy
- Energy for Remote Locations
- Energy Literacy/public outreach and engagement: Enhancing Effectiveness of Energy Literacy Initiatives
- Energy Literacy/public outreach and engagement: How Should Communication with Stakeholders on Future Energy Projects be Enhanced to Reduce Conflict
- Energy Market Access and Diversification
- Energy, First Nations and the Environment
- Human Resource Implications Including Labour Availability
- Inter-Provincial Trade
- Smart Cities and Energy Networks (including convergence of energy, mobility, transport and ICT)
- State Corporation Ownership of Canada's Energy Assets
Selection will also be based on academic excellence (minimum cumulative average of 80%). Current and prospective students interested in applying for this fellowship must complete the application and send it to email@example.com with Subject: "ECC Policy Research Fellowship - YOUR FULL NAME". You will receive a confirmation email stating receipt of the application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted starting 9am EDT June 5, 2013 and are due by 5pm EDT Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
The research topic documents and the application file can be found on the WISE Student Page.
A Selection Committee will review the applications and selected applicants will be notified by August 14, 2013.
Contact Iris Strickler if you have questions or require further clarification: 519-888-4618, firstname.lastname@example.org.