Announcement of Dissertation Funding Awards in Energy
The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, with support from the Fuel Freedom Foundation, requests applications for two awards for the support of PhD dissertations at the University of Chicago. Eligible dissertations will be focused on energy policy, the impact of oil consumption on economic activity and welfare, and the evolution of transportation fuels.
Two grants of $25,000 each will be awarded annually. 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 relevance
Deadline for application
October 31, 2014
Applications for the dissertation grants must be focused on energy policy, the impact of oil consumption on economic activity and welfare, and 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 professors (emailed from the professor to email@example.com)
- Disclosure of dissertation support from other sources
- Process and Timeline for Selection
Applications must be submitted by email to Bethel Haile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A four-person academic committee of the Initiative’s Steering Committee will choose award 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
- Funding disbursement (if applicable)
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.