Call for Applications- EnerTracks Fellowship Program on Climate Change

Agora Energiewende invites applications for the 2023 EnerTracks Fellowship Program to Train Climate and Energy Transformation Experts for Tomorrow.

A small group of eight fellows is invited to come to the Agora Energiewende office in Berlin, Germany. Each fellow continues working part-time for their home institution while participating in training sessions that are prepared and facilitated by Agora Energiewende energy experts. These multi-disciplinary sessions cover a variety of topics such as energy markets, power system flexibility, and research methodologies, among others. Supplemental online and reading material, as well as group discussions, complement each of these sessions.

With the support of their Agora Energiewende mentors, each fellow tackles one specific transformation topic of their choice. The topic should be relevant from the perspective of the fellow’s own organisation, with the intention of transferring the learnings into their domestic work.

Over the course of the 6-week EnerTracks fellowship programme, participants will receive:

  • Circa 45 hours of tailored sessions delivered and prepared by the Agora Energiewende teams
  • Inclusion in the day-to-day work of Agora Energiewende’s Berlin office
  • One-to-one mentoring from Agora Energiewende experts
  • The opportunity to publish an article on the Agora Energiewende blog
  • Excursion to the Agora Energiewende office in Brussels

Upon completion of the programme participants will receive:

  • A certificate documenting participation
  • Access to the EnerTracks alumni network

Benefits

All EnerTracks fellows receive:

  • A travel grant covering half of the costs (up to max. 450€) of participants’ international travel expenses
  • All expenses paid for accommodation in Berlin
  • Berlin-wide public transport tickets for the duration of the Fellowship
  • A modest daily stipend
  • Available office space at their office in the heart of Berlin
  • Health insurance
  • A letter of support for visa application processes
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Eligibility

  • Applicants for the EnerTracks Fellowship must be nationals of an Official Development Aid (ODA recipient) country.
  • Applicants must be currentlyemployed or affiliated with a think tank or other civil society organization and/or an academic body researching energy policy or another relevant field.
  • They must have at least five years of professional experience in the energy or climate sector at the time of application.
  • They must hold a bachelor’s degree orequivalentfrom an accredited university, in economics, environmental science, engineering, political science, or similar (master’s degree preferred).
  • Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Applicants should have a sincere interest in tackling climate change issues and the energy transformation in their home country as well as a strong understanding of power systems, energy economics, climate and energy policy, policy instruments/processes
  • They should possess ahigh level of intellectual curiosity and humility.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit the following in one single (English language) PDF document via the online application form.

  • CV/resume (max. 2 pages)
  • A letter of support from their home institution granting them permission to participate in the training (Applications not including this letter may be automatically rejected)
  • A motivation letter
  • Information on the specific research topic/project they would like to expand on with their Agora mentor AND how this topic relates directly to their work (max. 250 words). 

To apply for the EnerTracks Fellowship Program on Climate Change, click here

Deadline: May 23, 2023.

For more information on EnerTracks Fellowship Program on Climate Change, visit the official site.

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