Matching policy workers with researchers: Policy Fellowships
As part of Energy-SHIFTS, we enable one-to-one dialogue between policy workers and energy experts in the social sciences and humanities (SSH).This means that we facilitate face-to-face as well as online meetings. These meetings are focussed on crucial energy issues and are meant to create a reciprocal relationship between researchers and policy workers.
After a selection procedure in 2019, twenty policy workers across different scale levels and geographies will be selected as Policy Fellows. Each Policy Fellow provides input on a specific policy challenge that he or she is dealing with. In 2020, fellows are matched to energy-SSH experts who are conducting research in relevant fields. These researchers are invited to step onto the frontline of policy as ‘Policy Shadows’, by engaging in face-to-face and online meetings and providing written support.
20 Policy Fellows, from across different levels of government, think tanks, NGOs, etc.
Insights into the most pressing questions with regards to energy-SSH and policy.
Each Fellow meets with energy-SSH academics with expertise in their area.
Early-stage-researchers support the programme as a whole.
Benefits for participants
Access to in-depth expertise on live energy-SSH problems for Policy Fellows.
Opportunity to interact with policy and achieve impact for Policy Shadows.
In 2020 a toolkit will be published outlining how to run a fellowship programme.