Achieving deeper levels of carbon emissions reductions in China and India (i.e., beyond 2030) is a formidable challenge because of the dependence on large, coal-fired power plants for electricity generation and the rapidly growing demand for fossil fuel in transportation. We encourage proposals from scholars interested in exploring various strategies to achieve deep reductions in carbon dioxide emissions through policy design and energy technology innovation, focusing on renewable energy penetration, market mechanisms (including carbon pricing and tradable performance standards), decarbonizing the transportation sector, and in the case of China, the environmental and climate implications of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Stipend Information

Fellows are provided with a stipend, benefits, and some support for research and travel expenses. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for other sources of funding. All applicants should clearly indicate on their application form whether they are seeking full or partial funding, and indicate other potential funding sources.

Application Requirements

  • CV/ Resume
  • Unofficial transcript (pre-doctoral fellow applicants only)
  • Research statement (3-5 pages)
  • Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
    • Should be one published or unpublished piece written by the applicant (co-authored pieces not accepted) in English that will demonstrate his/her English-language writing ability
    • Can be a journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, white paper, etc. you have produced in your field
  • Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf