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Decarbonisation in the energy sector: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships


Following FEEM long time tradition of successful international post-graduate and doctoral training, and Eni interest in supporting innovation and excellence worldwide, FEEM and Eni will jointly support Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship applications. For the current MSCA European Fellowships call, FEEM and Eni are interested in receiving proposals in the following area: • Decarbonisation scenario for the energy sector: how far we can push our ambitions to be coherent with current technological limitations? Deep insight from evidence based research and modelling. In the framework of the climatic emergency, the need for decreasing the anthropogenic contribution to greenhouse gases emission while providing equitable development for all is a crucial challenge. The feasibility of different decarbonisation scenarios of power sector needs to be tested by means of accurate, reliable and open energy system models. Starting from a critical review of the existing literature and through the utilisation of different models’ categories (which, together with the adoption of different sets of assumptions, can strongly influence the outputs and result of the study), the research should contribute to understanding strengths and weaknesses of already developed scenarios, together with proposing a new, 100% renewable energy scenario that takes into consideration some peculiarities of the developing regions, the most efficient technological configuration as well as the related environmental and socioeconomic implications of the proposed solutions and the needed investments.

Sponsor: European Commission

Award Restrictions

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

Host CountriesItaly
Field Of Study ListSustainable Development, Economics, Applied Science, Science and Technology
Other CriteriaEligibility criteria 1. Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the deadline for the submission of proposals to the European Commission 2. Eligible researchers can be of any nationality and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline. Application If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in exploring the opportunities offered by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions to work at FEEM with the support of Eni, please submit your application on-line any time before the deadline, sending: 1. a detailed curriculum vitae, including the list of publications; 2. an abstract of the research proposal (max 1 page). The selected candidates will be supported in the development of their project proposals that must be submitted to the European Commission by the deadline. More information on the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is available on the web site.

Host Institution: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

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Award Specifications

Additional information about this award.

Amount40.000-45.000 euros / year
Number of Awards1
DeadlineJuly 28th
IncludesFEEM will act as Italian host institution and will provide support to individual experienced researchers who meet the requirements of the Programme. Research proposals entail a period of 12-24 months at FEEM, with reference to the Call Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) - European Fellowships. Eni will host the researcher for a fixed period of time (to be agreed on the basis of the research proposal needs). FEEM and Eni offer a truly international and multi-disciplinary workplace. Thanks to a world-wide research network you will be involved in a continuous fruitful exchange of experiences.

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