Call for Applications: Asia EDGE Fellows Program (Remote)


Deadline: 15 March 2020


The Asia EDGE Fellows Program awards one-year fellowships to mid-career professionals from South and Southeast Asia to participate in and contribute to NBR's research and to support their professional development. This initiative is made possible with funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR).

To be eligible for a fellowship, an applicant will:

  • Have about 8-15 years of work experience or a PhD
  • Be a specialist or researcher at a think tank, government ministry, or other established research institution from one of the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Demonstrate strong professional and academic potential for development on topics related to energy markets and policy, as well as interest in contributing to the strengthening of geopolitical ties in the Indo-Pacific and regional opportunities for collaboration.
  • Have English language near-fluency in both speaking and analytical writing.


  • Participate in workshops, roundtables, and briefings with policymakers, both in-region and Washington, D.C. Anticipated commitment during this time is full-time for a period of 3-5 days over a single week in each location
    • Although exact timing is yet to be confirmed, a Washington, D.C. event is tentatively planned for mid-May and an in-region conference is likely in mid-November.
  • Outside of major events listed above, workload would be on average 5-10 hours a month participation in calls with other experts and contributing substantive input on research efforts and agendas, among other opportunities for engagement; fellows will otherwise remain in-residence at their home institution as virtual fellows
  • Author at least one original writing product, to support publication of a commentary, expert interview, or essay.

Application Requirements 

To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must submit the following materials through NBR's application website:

  • A two-page summary resume (full academic CVs will not be reviewed).
  • A two-page cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the fellowship, your primary research interests, and how your fellowship experience will contribute to your career development.
  • A brief writing sample related to energy markets and/or policy

In addition, an applicant may send an optional letter of nomination directly to Ashley Johnson at  

Application Deadline and Selection Process

Applications are due on March 15, 2020 by 11:59 pm (EST). The fellowship program team will review all applications and make final decisions by mid-March. Awards will be conferred and announced in late March 2020.