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Call for Energy Champions

last modified Sep 21, 2015 11:51 AM

Energy@Cambridge Call for Energy Champions

A number of Energy Champions will be selected to support different areas of the Energy@Cambridge strategic research initiative with the aim of building stronger research networks and engagement in the Energy@Cambridge initiative. Energy Champions, selected from early career researchers, will be supported by the Energy@Cambridge directorate and the senior academic members of the initiative.

Role of Energy Champions

  1. Meet termly together with the Energy@Cambridge directorate to discuss current developments in energy research activities across Cambridge, funding priorities and new opportunities in research.
  2. Support the development of active networks across the University in particular in areas or themes covered by Energy@Cambridge.
  3. Support partnerships on specific interactions with industry partners and external sponsors, through impact and other outreach activities.
  4. Work with the coordinator to source and produce website content, case studies, publicity material and interactions on social media.
  5. Work with groups such as the University’s student energy network CUEN and the PdOC society for postdoctoral researchers.
  6. Apply for seed funding of up to £500 per annum to support activities that further the objectives of the Energy@Cambridge initiative.

Energy Champions will be selected from early career researchers. Applications from PDRAs are actively encouraged. Energy Champions will be appointed by the Energy@Cambridge directorate for a term of 18 months; which may be extended for a further year.

Benefits for Energy Champions

  • Support from a senior academic mentor
  • Access to seed funding for organising events and activities
  • Opportunities to build networks with senior academics, industry and policymakers.
  • Disseminate energy research and demonstrate impact of research across a wide range of audience and platforms
  • Opportunities for building new collaborations across traditional subject boundaries

How to apply

If you wish to apply to become an Energy Champion, please contact You can download an application form at and complete it by the deadline of 1 May 2015. If you wish to apply as a group or society please contact us. Successful candidates will be notified shortly after the deadline.