Second call for Expressions of Interest to be part of the University Network of the Energy HUB of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a new call directed to institutions and universities in the region to join the University Network of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Interested universities and research centers should provide evidence of their ability to generate independent analysis and opinion about the energy sector in the region. Interested institutions must be part of one of the IDB member countries. In addition, we are looking for institutions with:
- Experience performing research products in the energy sector and with publications in a peer-reviewed journal in energy in at least the last 3 years,
- An established working group of at least three people focused on energy research, with at least 2 years of operation.
Proposals should not exceed 20 pages (including CVs and excluding publications) and should include details of the most today-developed research topics of the institution. Proposals must also include the CVs of their main members, copy or link to their most relevant publications in energy. It should also explain whether the institution has the capacity and experience in training Ph.D. students.
If the university or research center presents a consortium, it shall appoint a representative, who shall be responsible for the communications, the process of participation in this call, and the submission of the corresponding documents. Interested parties must submit an Expression of Interest to the following contacts by May 24th, 2021, 5:00 P.M (GMT-4) Washington D.C.:
The Energy HUB
In the last September, the Energy HUB was launched, which besides providing data, it provides a forum for innovation, research and academic collaboration with multilaterals, government, and the private sector. The Hub provides accurate and innovative data and knowledge to support countries at facing the most complex energy challenges.
One of the key components of the Energy HUB is the University Network, which aims to improve research collaboration between all Hub partner institutions and universities through joint quotations, studies, reports, publications and research on topics relevant to countries in the region, as well as the dissemination of knowledge.
The Institutions of the University Network participate in:
- different activities and events of the Energy HUB.
- developing the Energy Dossiers.
- collecting, generating, producing data and information, as well as its analyses on the energy sector in the region.
- participating in research projects funded by the Energy HUB, called GW.
Coming soon, we will announce the launch of research topics for universities by 2022.