2022 EnerTracks Fellowship Programme
Deadline: January 3, 2022.
Informed specialists play a crucial role in tackling global climate issues and shaping the energy systems of tomorrow. Although energy policy is primarily national policy, all national energy transitions also have a lot in common: international climate commitments, low carbon technologies, traded energy commodities, best practices for regulatory principles, market design, and more.
To foster international expertise and knowledge transfer, Agora Energiewende in cooperation with the Renewables Academy (RENAC) developed the EnerTracks Training Programme.
EnerTracks aims to share sector-specific knowledge with independent thought leaders and support institutions working in the field of the transformation of energy systems in low- and middle-income countries.
- Applicants must be a national of an Official Development Aid (ODA recipient) country
- Due to German regulations, we ask that in-person participants be able to provide proof of complete vaccination protection against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Depending on the place departure, participants might also need to provide a negative test result or proof of immunity, and comply with quarantine regulations. For detailed information about which COVID-19 entry restrictions might apply to your circumstance, please consult to the German Embassy in your country.
- Applicants must be currently employed or affiliated to a think tank or other civil society organisation and/or an academic body researching energy policy or another relevant field
- Applicants must have around five years of professional experience in the energy or climate sector at the time of application. We’re looking for participants with leadership potential who are at a “tipping point” stage in their careers, rather than those who fit a particular age requirement.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university, in economics, environmental science, engineering, political science, or similar (masters’ 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, and climate and energy policy, policy instruments / processes
- Applicants should possess a high level of intellectual curiosity and humility
All EnerTracks fellows receive:
- A travel grant covering half of the costs of participants’ international travel expenses (excluding visa costs)
- All-expenses paid accommodation in Berlin
- In-country public transportation tickets
- A modest daily stipend
- Available office space at our office in the heart of Berlin
- Health insurance
- A letter of support for visa application processes
Once you have read the instructions and eligibility criteria carefully, please submit the following in a single (English language) PDF document via the online application form.
Please prepare in one single PDF document:
- Your CV/resume
- A letter of motivation (max. 500 words; around 4000 characters with spaces), describing:
- The specific research topic you would like to expand on with your Agora mentor AND how this topic relates directly to your work.
- What are your current responsibilities in your organisation and how would this fellowship support your career objectives?
Please use the following naming convention for this document: lastname_firstname_fellowship_spring2022 (ex.: smith_joan_fellowship_spring2022)