Research Fellowship in Alternative Energy

Joy Wilkins writes:

Please see below regarding an opportunity for a research fellowship with the Southern Growth Policies Board for undergraduate or graduate students. Please note the deadline is this Friday. I have a great deal of familiarity with this organization and what they do. So, should you know of anyone with an interest in the fellowship, I’d be happy to talk with them if desired. FYI, the best number to reach me at is 404-895-6115.

Reminder: Friday Deadline for Southern Research Fellow Applications

Applications Must be Postmarked by November 14, 2008

Applications for the 2009 Southern Research Fellow Program are due to Southern Growth this Friday, November 14th. The Southern Research Fellow Program promotes student research relating to economic development and quality of life in 13 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Eligible applicants include current full-time undergraduate and graduate students aged 18 – 25 at colleges and universities in the 13 Southern Growth member states.

The 2009 Southern Research Fellow Program is focused on regional economic opportunities relating to bio-products, alternative energy, and/or energy efficiency. The Fellow will develop a research question and prepare an original report that will be incorporated into Southern Growth’s 2009 Report on the Future of the South and distributed at Southern Growth’s annual conference. The Fellow will also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Potential examples of a 2009 Southern Research Fellow report include:
– a regional economic analysis of an emerging green technology
– a survey of stakeholders in a specific alternative-energy industry
– public perception of the costs and benefits associated with alternative energies
– an analysis of how local or state governments can implement innovative energy conservation strategies

The application deadline is November 14, 2008, with selections announced by December 12, 2008. The Fellow’s final report to Southern Growth Policies Board will be due April 13, 2009.

To learn more about the Southern Research Fellows Program, and to download application forms, please visit To learn more about Southern Growth, visit


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