Early Career Researcher Awards

Energy Social Sciences and Humanities Innovation Awards Submissions are invited for a new Award scheme that celebrates innovative work by Early Career Researchers in energy Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), with Awards presented in three areas: methods; findings; and engagements with policy and/or practice. Early Career Researchers can apply for an Award if their research addresses one or more of the 400 priority questions listed in the four Energy-SHIFTS 2020 Horizon Scan Reports, which identify research priorities on the topics of: RenewablesSmart consumptionEnergy efficiency; and Transport and mobility.  

Three Award winners will each receive a personal cash prize of £850 and the chance to work with communications professionals to produce a short video about their research. Nine shortlisted applicants will receive a professionally-designed document summarising their innovative research. The Energy SSH Innovation Awards are presented by Energy-SHIFTS in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society with IBG’s Energy Geographies Research Group, and the European Sociological Association: Research Network 12 Environment and Society

The closing date for submissions is 26th April 2021.  

For eligibility criteria and details of how to apply, please see: https://energy-shifts.eu/ecr-innovation-awards/

Engaging in Energy Poverty in Early Career (EPEC): CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The FPRN is delighted to announce that the first round of our small grants programme opens TODAY! The Engaging with Energy Poverty in Early Career (EPEC) project aims to support Early Career Researchers and Practitioners (within the first 10 years of their career) and post graduate students with an interest in fuel and energy poverty to undertake original research or secondary analysis to advance the field and to bring forward publications (through buying time to complete analysis and write). As you will see from the call guidance, we encourage applications which promote links between academics and practitioners working in the field.  You don’t have to work squarely in fuel or energy poverty to apply but your proposal must relate to the field. We are able to award around 20 grants of up to £2,500 over two rounds- the next will be launched at the same time next year. All of the information you need  to apply can be found on our website at: http://www.fuelpovertyresearch.net/epec/, including suggested topics for applications. Any enquiries should be directed to our Executive Officer for EPEC, Dr. Naomi Brown (naomi@fuelpovertyresearch.net). The closing date for applications is 15th January 2021.  The call is open to fuel poverty researchers and practitioners anywhere in the world. We very much look forward to receiving your applications!

Committee for the history of electricity and energy grants 2019 / 2020

Since 2001, the Committee for the History of Electricity has three objectives focused on the history of electricity: to conductor foster scientific research, to study and promote tangible and intangible heritage, and to share and impart knowledge. In 2013, the Committee widened its scope to become the Committee for the History ofElectricity and Energy. The Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy offers grants varying from 1,500 to 3,000 euros to graduate students.

Applications can be written in French or English.

Selection will be based on the following criteria: originality of the subject, preparation and quality of presentation of the project.

The project must deal, at least partly, with the history of electricity or energy in France, Europe or elsewhere in the world.

Payment of the grant will be conditional uponsignature of an convention. The thesis or dissertation may be written in the language chosen by the student. However, a summary in French or English must be submitted to the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy fortheses or dissertations written in any other language.

Deadline 28th October 2019.

All the details can be found here.

Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2019-20

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2019-20 theme of ENERGY. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each Society Fellow will receive $50,000.

Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties. Fellows will collaborate with the Taylor Family Director of the Society for the Humanities, Paul Fleming, Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies. Fellows spend their time in research and writing, participate in the weekly Fellows Seminar, and offer one course related to their research. Courses should be related to the focal theme, and appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Fellows are encouraged to explore topics they would not normally teach and, in general, to experiment freely with both the content and the method of their courses.

 2019-20 Invited Society Scholars:

The following Invited Society Scholars will each spend a week in residence, leading a seminar with the Fellows and offering a public lecture.

  • Dominic Boyer, Director of CENHS (Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences), Professor of Anthropology, Rice University
  • Brent Hayes Edwards, Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Jazz Studies, Columbia University
  • Cymene Howe, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rice University
  • Kathi Weeks, Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Duke University

2019-20 Focal Theme: ENERGY

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University seeks interdisciplinary research projects for residential fellowships that reflect on the theme of energy, its past, present, and futures.

Coming from the Greek energeia – work, activity, performance, force – and now synonymous with life and liveliness, verve and vitality, energy underlies the productive forces that animate the natural and social worlds as they scale from the macro to the microcosm: from the music of the planets to dance, poetry, and art; from political movements to modes of labor (whether physical, mental, emotional, or mechanical); from the forces of history up to the carbon age and climate change.

 

In artistic expression, energy marks the ability to have an effect, to make things move: whether rhetorically by a turn of phrase, musically by organization and modulation of sound, or performatively in the coordination of  words and bodies in space. Consider the ‘energy’ of a performance, the je ne sais quoi that sets one artwork, one interpretation, one version apart from others. In the social sphere, energy lies at the heart of labor power, whether human or machine, physical or mental, as well as in the multiple forms of unacknowledged labor: the energy invested in emotional, domestic, undocumented, or poorly paid work. Energy also fuels the political ideas that move people into the streets, to assemble and stand opposed – from #blacklivesmatter and #metoo to labor and equal rights movements. Finally, energy is bound up with mental life: from Freud’s energetic model of the psychic apparatus to the forces behind magical practices, magnetism, rituals, and religions – forces both immaterial and material that span the globe.

In its most timely inquiry, the issue of energy runs up against climate change. From carbon-based and nuclear sources of fuel to renewables such as solar and wind, our modes of dwelling on and sharing the planet (not only with fellow humans) require sustained reflections on energy: its history, uses, and abuses; its relation to ‘progress’ and colonialism; its futures as well as its costs. At stake in the question of energy are not only its political and economical valences, but also the social and cultural forces – the values, beliefs, attitudes, and images that shape our global past, present, and future.

The Society for the Humanities invites applications from scholars and artists who are interested in participating in critical dialogue concerning the topic of energy from a variety of disciplinary humanistic perspectives and practices.

  

Qualifications:

Fellows should be working on topics related to the 2019-20 focal theme, ENERGY. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2018. The Society for the Humanities will not consider applications from scholars who received the Ph.D. after this date. Applicants must also have one or more years of teaching experience, which may include teaching as a graduate student. International scholars are welcome to apply, contingent upon visa eligibility.

 

Application Procedures:

 The following application materials must be submitted via AJO fellowship #11336 on or before OCTOBER 1, 2018. Any other method of applying will not be accepted.

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A one-page abstract describing the research project the applicant would like to pursue during the term of the fellowship (no more than 300 words)
  3. A detailed statement of the research project (1,000 – 2,000 words). Applicants may also include a one-page bibliography of the most essential materials to the project.
  4. A course proposal for a seminar related to the applicant’s research. Seminars meet two hours per week for one semester and enrollment is limited to fifteen advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The course proposal should consist of:
    • A brief course description suitable for the University course catalog (50-125 words)
    • A detailed course proposal (up to 300 words)
    • A list of the essential texts for the course
  5. One scholarly paper (no more than 35 pages in length)
  6. Two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues to whom candidates should send their research proposal and teaching proposal. Letters of recommendation should include an evaluation of the candidate’s proposed research and teaching statements. Please ask referees to submit their letters directly through the application link. Letters must be submitted on or before OCTOBER 1, 2018.

 

To apply, go to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11336

For further information: Phone: 607-255-9274 / Email: humctr@cornell.edu

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2018.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Note: Extensions for applications will not be granted. The Society will consider only fully completed applications. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that ALL documentation is complete, and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to the Society before the closing date.

 Society for the Humanities:

 The Society for the Humanities was established at Cornell University in 1966 to support research and teaching in the humanities. It is intended to be at once a research institute, a stimulus to educational innovation, and a continuing society of scholars. The Society and its Fellows have fostered path-breaking interdisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large.

https://societyhumanities.as.cornell.edu/

EDF Grants 2017 / 2018 – History of Electricity and Energy

COMMITTEE FOR THE HISTORY OF ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY
GRANTS FOR 2017 / 2018
APPLICATION FORM

Since 2001, the Committee for the History of Electricity has three objectives focused on the history of electricity: to conduct or foster scientific research, to study and promote tangible and intangible heritage, and to share and impart knowledge.

In 2013, the Committee widened its scope to become the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy.
The Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy offers grants varying from 1,500 to 3,000 euros to graduate students.

Applications can be written in French or English.

Selection will be based on the following criteria: originality of the subject, preparation and quality of presentation of the project. The project must deal, at least partly, with the history of electricity or energy in France, Europe or elsewhere in the world.

Payment of the grant will be conditional upon signature of an agreement. The thesis or dissertation may be written in the language chosen by the student. However, a summary in French or English must be submitted to the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy for theses or dissertations written in any other language.

The application should include:
– the attached application form;
– a letter in which the candidate requests a grant, gives the precise subject of his/her research, as defined with his/her supervisor, and binds him/herself to respect the agreement if he/she is selected;
– a presentation of the research project mentioning the sources, the methodology, the questions to be raised, and a short bibliography (6-10 p.);
– a detailed curriculum vitae;
– a letter of recommendation from the research supervisor, appreciating the candidate and approving the project;
– a photocopy of the student card or an attestation of research delivered by the university or research centre with which the candidate is affiliated.

The application must be sent attached to an email stating the name, the forename, the postal address, the phone number and the email address of the candidate. It must be emailed by November 10, 2017.

E-mail: comite.histoire.electricite@gmail.com
For any further information, please contact us by email or by phone : +33 1 53 63 23 46

For more details :  Soutien d’aide à la recherche 2017-2018

 


 

COMITÉ D’HISTOIRE DE L’ÉLECTRICITÉ ET DE L’ÉNERGIE
AIDES À LA RECHERCHE 2017 / 2018
DOSSIER DE CANDIDATURE


Depuis 2001, le Comité d’histoire de l’électricité a pour mission de conduire et de susciter des recherches scientifiques, d’étudier et de valoriser le patrimoine matériel et immatériel, de partager et de communiquer les savoirs sur l’histoire de l’électricité.

En 2013, le Comité a élargi son champ d’intervention pour devenir le Comité d’histoire de l’électricité et de l’énergie. Il poursuit ses actions de soutien dans le domaine de l’histoire et du patrimoine de l’électricité et de l’énergie et contribue à sa diffusion auprès de tous les publics. Le Comité d’histoire de l’électricité et de l’énergie soutient les travaux d’étudiants en sciences humaines sur l’électricité et l’énergie à travers un programme sélectif de soutiens financiers à la recherche dont le montant est compris entre 1500 et 3000 euros.

Nous attirons l’attention des professeurs et des candidats sur les critères de sélection et de classement des dossiers qui seront les suivants : originalité du sujet, sérieux de la préparation de la recherche, qualité de la présentation du dossier.

Le dossier de candidature devra être rédigé en anglais ou en français.

Les sujets acceptés devront porter, au moins partiellement, sur l’histoire de l’électricité, ou plus généralement de l’énergie, en France, en Europe ou ailleurs dans le monde. Le versement des sommes est soumis au respect d’une convention d’études signée dès l’obtention du soutien financier. Le soutien donnera lieu à la rédaction d’un mémoire pour les masters ou d’une thèse pour les doctorants qui pourront être rédigés dans la langue du choix de l’étudiant. Néanmoins, ces travaux devront tous être accompagné d’un résumé en français ou en anglais.

Les dossiers doivent être envoyés par voie électronique le vendredi 10 novembre 2017 au plus tard à l’adresse suivante : comite.histoire.electricite@gmail.com

Les dossiers comprendront les documents suivants attachés à un courriel indiquant les nom, prénom, adresse, coordonnées téléphoniques et électroniques du candidat :
– le formulaire de candidature ci-joint dûment rempli ;
– une lettre par laquelle le candidat demande une aide pour un sujet défini en accord avec le directeur de recherches et s’engage à respecter la convention d’études s’il est retenu ;
– un projet de recherche dactylographié (6 à 10 p.), mentionnant la problématique générale du sujet, les sources et les méthodes qui seront utilisées, et des éléments de bibliographie ;
– un curriculum vitæ détaillé du candidat ;
– une lettre de recommandation du Professeur sous la direction duquel la recherche sera menée, présentant l’étudiant et approuvant son projet ;
– une photocopie de la carte d’étudiant ou une attestation de recherche fournie par l’université ou le centre de recherche du candidat.

 

Pour plus de details :  Soutien d’aide à la recherche 2017-2018