2022 EnerTracks Fellowship Program – A small group of eight fellows will be invited to go 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.
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.
To be considered for the fellowship:
- Applicants must be a national of an Official Development Aid (ODA recipient) country;
- Due to German regulations, they 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.
- 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. They are 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.
Duration and Reward
- 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 their office in the heart of Berlin.
- Health insurance.
- A letter of support for visa application processes.
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?
Use the following naming convention for this document: lastname_firstname_fellowship_spring2022 (ex.: smith_joan_fellowship_spring2022)
Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link provided below.