Visiting Fellowship – Call for Applications

The Governance of Clean Development (GCD) Project is now inviting applications for the second of its visiting fellowships, offering the opportunity for a practitioner or academic to work alongside the GCD team at the University of East Anglia (UK) on a topic relating to governance of clean development in the area of energy.What is included in the fellowship?

The selected candidate will be based at the University of East Anglia (UEA) for a period of a month or more during 2011 at a time to be agreed. The candidate will work closely with the GCD team to produce an agreed output on a theme relevant to the research programme on clean energy development. This will include opportunities for meetings with key actors in clean energy governance in London and at the Tyndall Centre, conference participation and exchange of ideas with senior academics in the School of International Development and other schools at UEA. The fellowship includes international and UK travel costs, visa, insurance, accommodation in UK and a small per diem. Salary replacement costs are not covered.

Expected outputs

The Visiting Fellow will be expected to engage with the GCD team and other members of the department, present a seminar at the School of International Development and prepare a paper for the GCD Working Paper Series

Who can apply?

The visiting fellowship scheme is open to academics and practitioners working on topics relating to the governance of clean energy. Candidates from India, Argentina and South Africa are particularly encouraged to apply, since these are the countries where most of the field work is done, but they are open to applications from candidates working in relevant areas from across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

How to apply?

To be considered for the Visiting Fellowship, candidates should submit the following:

  • Proposal (maximum 3 pages) detailing the work you would conduct during the fellowship, how this is relevant to the themes of the GCD project and how the fellowship would benefit you and your work.
  • CV including the names and full contact details of two referees that can be contacted in the event that your application is short-listed
  • Applications should be sent to Jon Phillips (
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone

When to apply?


deadline for applications is 5pm on 7th February 2011. If you are in any doubt as to the relevance of your work to the themes of the GCD project please contact us in advance of this date.

Themes of the GCD Project

We are keen to solicit proposals that relate to the following themes but are open to suggestions from potential fellowship candidate about how their work might fit with the research interests of the GCD Project:

  • The governance of the CDM at the international level
  • National and local level case studies of CDM governance or the governance of clean energy beyond the remit of the CDM
  • The role of international initiatives in the area of clean development and clean energy (APP, REEEP, IRENA, PCF)
  • The role of the World Bank in clean development
  • The role of key regional actors (regional development banks, regional institutions such as the EU, ASEAN, SADC)
  • Sector specific cases of clean development and clean energy governance
  • The role of business and civil society actors in the governance of clean development
  • The politics and governance of clean energy transitions (sectoral or country-studies)
  • Studies of the politics of tackling energy poverty and promoting clean energy simultaneously

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