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European Centre for Energy & Resource Security


KAS Energy Security Fellowship 2017/18

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation funds a 12-month research stay for a European Union (EU) resident research Fellow at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King's College London. The Fellowship includes a stipend of £30,319, which will pay a monthly stipend of £2,032 for the fellow, university fees and a conference and travel allowance. The fellow should be a current PhD student at an institution either in the UK or European Union.

The topic of this year’s Fellowship is The Future of Global Climate Policy between the Paris Paradigm and Trump Challenge”.

The application deadline is on 21. July 2017. After reviewing applications, candidates may be invited for an interview either in person or by telephone. The decision of the committee will be communicated to the successful applicant in writing by 15. August 2017. The scholarship starts on 25. September 2017 (Registration week 18-22. September 2017).

The Fellow will be required to write a 35-50 page research paper, for which KAS and EUCERS retain the (publishing) rights as well as a shorter paper that includes policy recommendations. The opportunity to present the results of the research in conferences hosted by KAS or EUCERS may develop within this framework. Cooperation beyond this between the scholar, KAS and EUCERS is subject to mutual agreement but is expected and encouraged. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to a workshop series on the topic and collect data from these sessions for their research study.

To apply, please send your application to and cc’d to including:

a)    A cover letter

b)    A description of the research project together with a time schedule

c)    A motivation letter explaining why a research stay in London is suitable for the candidate’s research project as well as key areas of the planned research

d)    A curriculum vitae with detailed explanations regarding personal and academic background, dated and signed

e)    A copy of transcript of record (a certified copy will have to be brought to the interview)

f)     Two references, at least one reference from a Professor

g)    If your first language is not English and you haven’t studied in English please provide proof of very good knowledge of English (TOEFL of at least 100 overall, IELTS of at least 7.0 overall).


For further information, please contact Carola Logan on +44 (0)20 7848 1912 or email

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