External Opportunities

Opportunities which are not directly supported by Future Energy Systems, but which are open to Future Energy Systems researchers, students, and post-doctoral fellows. To suggest an opportunity for this list, please contact fes@ualberta.ca.


7th ABBY-Net Summer School


August 10-17, 2019
Barrier Lake Station
Biogeoscience Institute
University of Calgary

The Abby-Net summer schools take place since 2012 with alternating between locations in Alberta and Bavaria. Abby-Net summer schools center around the interdisciplinary approach on energy transitions by bringing together students from various scientific discipline and letting them work in mixed teams to develop concepts and approaches to sustainable energy transitions.

The purpose of the 7th ABBY-Net Summer School is to train young scientists in interdisciplinary approaches to energy and ecosystem research. The course will focus on resource-management issues in the province of Alberta, and the impact of resource extraction on natural ecosystem functioning. Students will attend seminars on key extra-disciplinary topics (energy systems, environmental systems, energy economics, and data analysis), and participate in field excursions designed to educate participants on local resource-management issues. In the later stages, participants will be challenged to develop inter-disciplinary research proposals designed to solve practical problems related to energy development in Alberta.

Applications must be sent via email to Julia Linke until 15th of March 2019 (12:00 MST).

For more information, click here.

RWTH Aachen – University of Alberta Senior Research Fellowships

The Senior Research Fellowship Program aims to enable and facilitate cooperation in research and education between the RWTH Aachen and the University of Alberta. University of Alberta post-doctoral fellows and academics are eligible to apply for stays of 2-4 weeks, with up to 2,500 Euro per stay.

Application Deadlines: March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Applications are accepted any time of the year though and – if necessary – may be treated as a priority if necessary for the project.

For more information or to apply, click here.

UCalgary 2019 Energy New Venture Competition

The Energy New Venture Competition is an early-stage pitch competition dedicated to the advancement of emerging innovations for the energy sector. The single-day competition is designed to introduce promising start-ups to a network of investors and industry leaders, and offers a pitch training program. The Energy New Ventures Competition is open to seed-stage companies, budding entrepreneurs, researchers and students from around the globe.

Deadline to apply: March 27, 2019

Competition Day: June 4, 2019

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