Call for Applications: “5th Ana Aguado Scholarship Award” (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

Deadline March 15

Bernard Energy (BEA), the European Distribution System Operators’ Association (E.DSO), the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), the Union of the Electricity Industry – Eurelectric (Eurelectricand the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) have the pleasure to announce the call for the 5th Ana Aguado Scholarship Award.  

Under this joint initiative, twstudent scholarships are offered by the above Partners for participation in the Summer School on Regulation of Energy Utilities held by the FSR from 28 June to 9 July 2021. The 2021 Summer School will be organised as a 1-week residential course in Florence or as an online webinar, depending on the pandemic evolution 

The Partners will allocate five other candidates ranked after the two winners with the opportunity to attend for free one online training course of their choiceAll FSR online courses are valid with the exception of the Annual Training on the Regulation of Energy Utilitiesthe Executive Course to Master Electricity Markets, and the Summer School on Energy Utilities. 

These five free seats will be valid between May 2021 and July 2022. 

How to apply

Candidatures should be sent to claire.boutry[at] by 15 March 2021 and include the following documents in English (format and maximum length of the documents must be respected to be taken into consideration): 

  • A Motivation Letter (max. 2500 characters, spaces included, written in Word or OpenOffice) explaining the reasons of your interest and the role this course could represent for your educational and professional life; 
  • Short Essay (max. 4000 characters, spaces includedwritten in Word or OpenOfficeon the following topicThe energy and climate targets currently under discussion within the framework of the European Union Green Deal are ambitiousWhat are in your view the two or three key public policies that Europe should implement in order to reach such targets in a cost-effective and inclusive way? Please, justify your answer. 
  • A concise Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max). 

Requirements and selection process

Candidates should meet all the following criteriaIf just one of the criteria is not met, candidates will not be considered as eligible: 

  • Ongoing or completed university education at Master’s Level in Economics, Engineering, European/International policy/relations/law or similar 
  • Proven interest in the energy sector and familiarity with energy policy issues  
  • Fluent in English (the FSR course will be taught in English 
  • Not more than 3 years’ work or research experience in the energy sector 

Please note that any candidate not respecting the maximum length of the Motivation Letter or the Short Essay will be equally excluded from the selection process.  

Read more here.