In the interest of building a long-term academic community around energy social science, the Energy Impacts Research Coordination Network is offering up to twenty (20) all-inclusive scholarships to advanced graduate students or early career scholars (e.g. recent grads, post-docs, 1st year faculty, etc.) to attend the Energy Impacts Symposium as Symposium Fellows.


The Energy Impacts Symposium takes place July 26-27, 2017 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA, providing the first-ever U.S. forum for social scientists from diverse disciplines to present, collaborate, and review research on the impacts of energy development. The two-day conference will bring together researchers to present research findings, exhibit posters, engage in panel discussions, and network. Our goals are to encourage breakthroughs in energy impacts research through synthesis and interdisciplinary conversation and to support and grow a network of energy impacts scholars.

On the afternoon of July 27th, 2017 graduate students and early career attendees are invited to a workshop designed to create space and opportunity for emerging energy research scholars to network with each other as well as the symposium invited speakers and steering committee members. Workshop activities will include targeted mentoring from faculty regarding publishing, funding and disseminating research, as well as opportunities to share and receive feedback on manuscripts in development.

To be considered for a Symposium Fellowship, advanced graduate students and early career scholars must do the following by March 1st, 2017:

1) Submit a conference or poster abstract of their own social science research on the impacts of energy development to the symposium website;

2) Tick the appropriate box while submitting the abstract to indicate you are applying for the scholarship;

3) Email a copy of the abstract, a brief (< 1 page) letter of interest, and 1-2 page summary CV to anne@energyimpacts.org; and,

4) Be committed to present at and attend the full symposium and workshop.

Selection for participation as a Graduate/Early Career Symposium Fellow will be based on the symposium’s commitment to representation of diverse social science topics, disciplines, and methodologies, as well as potential to advance the discipline of energy social science as evidenced by the abstract and scholar’s letter and CV. Questions regarding the travel scholarship program can be sent to RCN Committee Co-Chairs Jeffrey Jacquet at jacquet.8@osu.edu or Julia Haggerty at julia.haggerty@montana.edu.