Application Details

Friday, February 28, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Recommendation letters due Feb. 15 as well. See site for application questions and instructions.
Summer stipend of $6,000 and travel funds to participate in EPPSA research in Southern Africa (airfare, per diem, visa fees, incidental expenses).

Can be used for

Internship/Work, Research
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Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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- Completion of at least 4 semesters of undergraduate coursework before commencing UEPF
- Good academic standing at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T University, or Winston Salem State University
- Enrolled in one of the above Universities during the semester after your UEPF summer


Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa (EPPSA) seeks to recruit 10 undergraduate students (~2 per summer) as Undergraduate Energy Poverty Fellows (UEPFs), starting with summer 2018. Students will spend the summer (early May through mid-August) preparing for and engaged in research on energy poverty in Southern Africa. Students will work with EPPSA faculty and the broader research team on social or natural science, or engineering aspects of planned impact evaluation studies in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, on population-level socio-demographic and spatial analyses, or on engineering or forest biomaterials topics related to EPPSA. We seek students from a broad range of disciplines including public policy, geography, sociology, anthropology, and environmental science, engineering, forestry, and forest biomaterials. We are open to applications from students in other disciplines, but some familiarity with the substantive topics of environment, international development, or energy is preferred. Due to the funding source, there is a strong preference for US citizens and permanent residents.

Only students from UNC-CH, NCSU, NC A&T and Winston-Salem State University are eligible to apply.


Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa

Ryan McCord
Monday, April 27, 2020