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Charif Souki Global Energy Fellowship

Charif Souki Global Energy Fellowship

For the brightest energy-focused graduate students with opportunities to build a career in energy, the Center on Global Energy Policy at the Columbia University has emerged with a wonderful opportunity – Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows Program for the academic year 2022-2023.

Candidates who serve as leaders who are well-informed and fluent in issues of energy and climate policy can participate in this fellowship program. The applicants must be full-time graduate students at Columbia University to be eligible to be considered. Selected candidates will be presented with the opportunity of in-depth discussions of important and timely energy-related topics with scholars and a summer internship.

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Established in 1754 as King’s College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. It is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and currently ranks 6th in Best Global Universities.

Why choose to study at the Columbia University? The Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, support research, and teaching on global issues, and create academic relationships with many countries and regions.

Application Deadline:  The application will be made available from 21st October 2022 to 20th November 2022 is the last date for applications.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Columbia University
  • Department: Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Course Level: Graduate or PhD
  • Award: Program fee and Internship
  • Number of Awards: 20
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in the USA.

Charif Souki Global Energy Fellowship


  • Eligible Countries: Students from all countries including the USA can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Graduate or PhD degree programs offered at Columbia University can be applied for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must be enrolled as full-time graduate students (including PhD) at Columbia University for the duration of the program.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Online admission applications must be submitted. To participate in the fellowship program, interested candidates must apply on the CGEP‡s website on 21st October 2022.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications (optional)
  • An interview may be requested
  • Research proposal
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must meet the course-specific requirements of the university.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores on the following English language proficiency tests:
  • PTE
  • Duolingo


The winning candidates will be allowed to join Jason Bordoff, CGEP founding director and co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School, and other CGEP scholars for in-depth discussions of important and timely energy-related topics and be awarded full funding for a summer internship of their choice in the energy and climate field. They will also be provided job search assistance, including access to its extensive network, to match students with the ideal internship.

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