Addressing Energy Poverty in South East Europe: Status Quo and Policy Options

This call has been made possible by the funding generously provided by the Latsis Foundation, to which we wish to record our gratitude. This new initiative is consistent with the Ifri’s South East Europe Program’s mission to promote public policy research and to foster academic collaboration and networks, in cooperation with its partner the London School of Economics (LSE).

The Call is opened to all researchers with a university affiliation, Master minimum or comparative research experience. They have to be fluent in English. Applications from groups of researchers are welcome, but in this case all member of the research team should meet the eligibility criteria.

Research grants of up to 12000€ in total will be awarded to the successful applicants for research on energy poverty in South East Europe, to be undertaken normally within a period of one year. The participants will be invited to present the results in a conference in Brussels, in early summer 2010.

They shall also send an interim report to Ifri and LSEE, demonstrating the state of progress. Payments will be made in two equal installments, the first on commencement of the project and the second on completion of the defined outputs. The successful applicant(s) must provide a relevant research account in their host institution for the transfer of the grant.

Deadline for applications

Applications should be submitted electronically by the deadline of Monday 30th November 2009 (5pm GMT) to info.bruxelles at

The subject line of the email should read “IFRILSEE Call 2009” only and all application material should be in MS Word format. Applicants who are unable to submit their application in this form must contact the Ifri Office on +32 (0)2 238 51 10 at least 10 days before the advertised deadline.

Find more information on the Call for Research Project Proposals here