EPPSA Graduate Energy Poverty Dissertation Fellows (1-year opportunities)
One-year EPPSA Fellowships are available to advanced graduate students interested in doing research on some aspect of energy poverty in the developing world. Eligible students are those who have completed all course requirements, passed written and oral preliminary exams, have a dissertation prospectus formally approved, and have a plan to complete the PhD during the fellowship year. Due to the funding source, there is a strong preference for US citizens and permanent residents. Energy Poverty Dissertation Fellows are encouraged, but not required to participate in planned impact evaluation studies of real world energy poverty interventions.
Expectations of EPPSA Graduate Energy Poverty Dissertation Fellows
- Conduct dissertation research on some aspect of energy poverty in the developing world
- Complete and defend the dissertation by the end of the fellowship year
- Participate in bi-weekly Energy Poverty Graduate Seminar (1 credit)
- Complete Progress Report
EPPSA Graduate Poverty Dissertation Fellows are encouraged but not required to participate in EPPSA related fieldwork in Southern Africa.
- Graduate stipend of $30,000/year (12 months) with no service requirement
- Tuition, fees, and health insurance
- Travel funds to participate in EPPSA research in Southern Africa (airfare, per diem, visa fees, incidental expenses) if relevant
- Access to competitive EPPSA conference travel fund
- Office space with the cohort of EPFs at the Carolina Population Center
The application process for the 1-year EPF is managed through the UNC-CH Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program. In addition to submitting the standard application for the DCF, students should provide a one-page statement on their interest and commitment to research on energy poverty in the developing world and how this links with their dissertation plans.
Applications are due in February each year.
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