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- 2018 Dissertation Funding Awards in Energy
Announcement of Dissertation of Funding Awards in Energy
The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC), with support from the Fuel Freedom Foundation, requests applications for awards to support PhD dissertations at the University of Chicago. Eligible dissertations will be focused on energy policy. Special preference will be given to proposals that focus on the impact of oil consumption on economic activity and welfare and the evolution of transportation technologies and fuels.
Multiple grants of $25,000 each will be awarded. Grants are renewable for one year, subject to the same application process.
Applicants eligible for the grant award program must:
> Have passed their qualifying examinations
> Be a current student pursuing a PhD in the fields of economics, business, public policy, political science or another field with direct policy
Deadline for Application
11:59 pm, October 31, 2018
Applications must be focused on relevant energy policy topic, such as the relationship between oil consumption and economic activity and welfare, oil price dynamics, regulation in transportation, or the evolution of transportation fuels, and must include:
> Complete contact information for the applicant
> A current curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
> Brief background about the applicant’s previous study (1 page maximum)
> Abstract of the proposed project (no more than 3 pages)
> 2 letters of recommendation from University of Chicago professors
> Disclosure of dissertation support from other sources
Process and Timeline for Selection
Application materials must be submitted to Bethel Haile at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the faculty members. Winners will be announced mid-November 2018. A four-person academic committee will choose recipients based on multiple criteria, including:
> The importance of the issue in the energy sector
> How much is already known about the issue (and does the proposal break new ground)
> Relevance of the issue to energy policy, the impact of oil consumption on economic activity and welfare, and the evolution of transportation fuels
Linked to progress (50% upon approval of proposal, 50% upon approval of progress report)
The grant award must be used within one year and can be used for expenses related to tuition, institutional fees, living expenses, equipment, etc. Awardees must disclose support from other sources at the time of application. At the completion of the grant period, the recipient must submit a copy of their dissertation to the academic review committee.