George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Sustainability have just opened applications to participate in their 2024 energy and climate-tech innovation policy “boot camp” for early career researchers. The boot camp will be held in Washington, D.C., from June 2 to June 7, 2024.
The Mason-Maryland boot camp’s main purpose is to strengthen researchers’ understanding of how energy and climate-tech policy is made, so their research has greater impact on real-world clean energy and climate innovation outcomes. A central feature of the boot camp will be face-to-face discussions with key players shaping the energy and climate-tech policy landscape in the United States. These discussions will span Congress, the executive branch, international organizations, NGOs, businesses, and other players.
Researchers with a background in any discipline who meet these three qualifications are invited to apply:
- Earned a Ph.D. in 2014 or later;
- Published research in the open literature on energy and climate innovation; and
- Actively pursuing a research program in an academic setting.
Female, African-American, and Hispanic researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Researchers from outside the United States are welcome to apply, but must describe a research program that includes U.S. energy and climate-tech policy issues.
Application due date: February 20, 2024.
Applicants will be notified of the decision on March 4, 2024.
Read the event and application’s details here.