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UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme – 2011: sustainable and renewable energy

The aim of this fellowships programme is to enhance the capacity-building and human resources development in the area of sustainable and renewable energy sources in developing countries and countries in transition. The training activities in the framework of these fellowships are tenable in specialized institutions in the Russian Federation. The medium of instruction will be Russian. UNESCO will solicit applications from the developing countries and countries in transit

Fields of Study

The candidates may choose to study in the following fields of study, which are aligned with UNESCO’s objectives and programme priorities, as per approved 35 C/5 and in accordance with the decisions made by the Executive Board (161 EX/Decision 3.6.3 and 165 EX/Decision 8.6) :

(a) Energy and sustainable development;
(b) Ecological management of energy resources;
(c) Renewable energy;
(d) Sustainable and renewable energy power generation.

One month duration: from October to November 2011.

Qualifications Required
Candidates must meet the following criteria:

(a) Holder of at least a BSc degree or BA in Economics;
(b) Proficient in the Russian language;
(c) Not more than 45 years of age;
(d) Be in good health, both mentally and physically. ion.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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Junior Research Fellowship:RF in H2 Storage and Fuel Cell Materials for Renewable Energy at IIT-Ropar, India

Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work in the DSTSERC  FAST Track project entitled “H2 storage and fuel cell materials for renewable energy: Fundamental study on metal hybrid nanostructures” under the supervision of undersigned. The selected candidate is possible to register for Ph.D. program as per existing institute rules. The aim of the project is to explore and manipulate the size, morphology and chemical environment of hybrid nanostructures with the goal of optimizing their H2 storage and O2 reactivity for mobile technology.
Eligibility: M.Sc. in Chemistry with 60% marks (or 6.5 grade point out of 10) with valid GATE score or CSIR/UGC NET qualified candidates are eligible to apply.
Desirable Qualification: Programming skills, knowledge of unix-based environment, familiarity with computational packages like G09, CFOUR, VASP etc.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 April 2011

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International Summer School in Solar Technology Applications for Rural Development, Germany

Solar technologies are extremely promising with ever-increasing output efficiency and the capability to be used in almost any location. Decreasing availability of fossil fuels quickens the need for solar technology, which is driving current developments. Solar systems are also relatively affordable and applicable to both homes and villages. Many projects capitalizing on solar power have already been implemented in developing countries, and serve as encouraging results for many more to come.

Considering the importance of solar technologies the Centre for Renewable Energy at the University of Freiburg in collaboration with the DAAD is organizing a week long course on solar technologies for rural electrification and enhancement of living standards in the developing countries. Solar Shift is intended for professionals from developing countries who have previously studied or worked in Germany. Applicants should be working in the renewable energy sector; which may include Engineering, Financing, Policy, etc. The programme will consist of lectures, workshops, group work and discussions, excursions, and social and networking activities.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
1st of April 2011

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