The E.ON Stipendienfonds – new formats for the future

E.ON Stipendienfonds as a dynamic science foundation is offering innovative funding categories within its interdisciplinary scholarship programme for Energy Sciences. Its mobility scholarships are granted to MA and Ph.D. students and young scientists who are dealing with energy topics with a high degree of dedication. 

A core element of the programme of the E.ON Stipendienfonds is to support the exchange with and the interchange between the scholarship holders. Our annual “young researchers conference” is offering a very good possibility for the scholarship holders to present to and discuss their studies and research projects among their colleagues.

In 2016 and 2017, E.ON Stipendienfonds offered its first interdisciplinary Summer Academys which gathered around 25 young students and scientists at the Internationales Begegnungszentrum Sankt Marienthal, Saxony / Germany. The location has been chosen consciously: Ostritz, a city that has become quite energy self-sufficient and the huge Saxon open-pit mines as well as the power plant “Schwarze Pumpe” are located nearby. Therefore it is an ideal place to discuss energy topics and to examine carefully conventional and alternative energies. In several workshops the participants will work on questions concerning the transformation and transition of energy systems (“Energiewende”) together with scientists and experts. Presentations by professionals and discussions will bring profound insights into complex energy aspects.

Our annual interdisciplinary conferences to the topic “Energy in Ex-Change” are taking place in Norway or Germany alternately. They are offering a perfect platform to strengthen the German-Norwegian network within the energy sector, too. The conferences are ideal events to connect German and Norwegian experts and scientists. Alumni and scholarship holders of the E.ON Stipendienfonds are regularly participating in these conferences, too.

By this, the E.ON Stipendienfonds is meeting the requirements to strengthen and develop further the relationships between Germany and Norway also for the long-term future. Due to the scholarships and the events, a big number of cooperations have already been initiated which characterize the German-Norwegian science and research landscape for a long time.

MA / Ph.D. students and scientists who are interested in the E.ON Stipendienfonds are cordially invited to apply. The calls for applications are open annually 15 January till 15 March and 15 August till 15 October. Further information and the link to the online application tool are available under “scholarships”.