Application period for the Global Energy Youth Program are continuing
The Global Energy Association invites students, young scientists and specialists from around the world under the age of 40 who are engaged in R&D in energy sphere to take part in the Global Energy Youth Program. The program considers the best research project and implemented idea of young professionals. Applications are accepted on the official website of the Association until July 31, 2019. The winners will receive grants for the continuation of research and personal awards in the amount of about € 14 000 each. The total prize fund of the program this year is about € 56 000.
Applications are accepted in two categories 'Idea' and 'Startup'. The nomination 'Idea' considers international projects and research in the field of energy 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 about € 14 000 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 'Startup' nomination. For this nomination, one winner receives a personal prize of about € 14 000.
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.
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 1100 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.