Fifty six thousand Euros for young innovators: the Global Energy Youth Program starts to accept the applications
The application period for the participation in the Global Energy Youth Program, which became international in 2019, starts on April, 10. Now young engineers from all over the world can take part in the contest for the best research project and implemented idea. The winners will receive grants for the continuation of research and personal awards in the amount of one million rubles each. The total prize fund of the program this year is 56 000 Euros.
Since 2019, the Global Energy Youth Program has become international. It will be held in three stages, the first of which is the acceptance of applications, from April 10 till June 30. Applications can be submitted in the online system on the association's website in the programs section. The winners will be determined by the results of experts` examination that will be carried out until August 15. The winners will be announced on the association`s website on August 31.
Applications are accepted in English in two categories “Idea” and “Startup”. At the same time, the applicant has the right to submit no more than one application for only one of the categories during one nomination cycle for the program. Students, young scientists and specialists under the age of 40 engaged in research and development in the field of energy are invited to participate in the program.
Within the “Idea” category, international projects and studies in the energy sector are considered in three areas: “Traditional energy”, “Non-traditional energy” and “New ways of energy application”. Winners are determined in each of these three areas: one per area. Each winner receives a grant in the amount of around 14 000 Euros for the continuation of his research in the framework of the announced project for a period of one calendar year.
International projects in the field of energy, successfully introduced into production during the last 5 years, are accepted for participation in the competition in the “Startup” category. For this category, one winner receives a personal prize of around 14 000 Euros.
The purpose of the Global Energy Youth Program is to stimulate the scientific activity and inspire young specialists in the field of energy by providing them with grants and personal awards. In addition, an important role is given to the identification of promising research and successfully implemented developments of young representatives of the scientific community, contributing to the development of the global energy industry. Special attention is paid to the formation of the personnel reserve of future power engineers.
Recall that the Global Energy Association has been holding competitions for young researchers since 2004 with a total of 1,120 contestants and 73 winners. The winners have received a total of about 1 100 000 Euros in grants and personal awards. Today, 25% of the winners’ projects have been fully implemented in the production process or are at the final stage of development. The winners’ projects cover all major areas of the energy sector. 55.4% of the projects are related to R&D in traditional energy, 31% are aimed at the development of alternative energy, and 14% concern new energy technologies. Building on its long-term experience in holding contests for young scientists in Russia, the Global Energy Association is bringing its Youth Program to the international level starting from 2019.