The application for the 2023 Global Energy Fellows cohort is now live. The deadline for submission is November 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM (ET). 

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Addressing the challenges facing the global energy system today, and in the years ahead, will require leaders who are well-informed and fluent in issues of energy and climate policy. The Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows Program is a year-long program designed to:

1. Challenge students to think critically on relevant energy-related issues,
2. Facilitate engagement between Columbia students and experts at CGEP, and
3. Provide Columbia’s brightest energy-focused graduate students with opportunities to build a career in energy.


Students selected for the program will attend monthly luncheons hosted by CGEP, where they will 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.

Accepted students will also be awarded full funding for a summer internship of their choice in the energy and climate field. During the first semester of the program, CGEP will provide students with job search assistance, including access to its extensive network, to match students with the ideal internship.

Global Energy Fellows will also have access to exclusive professional, educational, and social opportunities including networking events, team dinners, and field trips.

Applications and Eligibility

The program accepts one class of 20 students per year. Students will be notified of their acceptance in December and begin the curriculum in January. To be eligible, students must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student (including PhD) at Columbia University for the duration of the program.

The application will be made available on CGEP’s website on October 21, 2022. The deadline for submission is November 20, 2022, at 11:59 PM (ET). Applications will be assessed for:

Applications will be assessed for:

  1. A track record of academic and professional achievement,
  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and
  3. A demonstrated interest in issues of energy and climate, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the global energy system.


Questions? Please email Dan Propp at [email protected]