IAEE Conference

Special OFID-IAEE Support Fund for Students from Developing Countries

IAEE is pleased to announce the continuation of a special program offering conference support to IAEE student members from developing countries.

List of Qualifying Countries [PDF, 21.3KB]


Your country of origin must be on this list for support to be considered. The program covers five of the Association’s conferences in 2016. This program is generously underwritten by the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the International Association for Energy Economics.  The program covers transportation and lodging reimbursement up to $1750.00 plus waiver of conference registration fees for a limited number of qualifying students.

Note: you must be

  1. from a qualifying country,
  2. a current IAEE member,
  3. registered as a full-time student in a program of study and
  4. be enrolled in full-time PhD academic coursework during the application stage as well as during the conference to be attended.

It is further strongly suggested that you submit a paper for presentation at the conference you wish to attend and receive this support and be in the process of obtaining your PhD. 

The conferences included in the program are:

  • 5th IAEE Asian Conference, Perth, Australia, February 14-17, 2016
  • 9th NAEE/IAEE International Conference in Abuja, Nigeria, April 24-26, 2016
  • 39th IAEE International Conference in Bergen, Norway, June 19-22, 2016
  • 1st IAEE Eurasian Conference, Baku Azerbaijian, August 28-31, 2016
  • 34th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference in Tulsa, OK, October 23-26, 2016. 

Application Deadlines

Perth Conference

13 November, 2015

Abuja Conference

15 January, 2016

Bergen Conference

16 March, 2016

Baku Conference

26 May, 2016

Tulsa Conference

18 July, 2016

How to Apply

Please submit the following information in one succinct email (e.g., all below materials sent in the same email – including your professor’s letter of recommendation) electronically to [email protected] to have your request for support considered. Make the subject line of your email read “Application to OFID/IAEE Support Fund (mention the conference you wish to attend).”

  • Full name, mailing address, phone/fax/email, country of origin and educational degree pursuing. 
  • A letter stating you are a full-time graduate/college student during the application stage as well as during the time of the conference you wish to attend, a brief description of your course work and energy interests, and the professional benefit you anticipate from attending the conference. The letter should also provide the name and contact information of your main faculty supervisor or your department chair, and should include a copy of your student identification card.
  • Indication of whether or not you have submitted an abstract to the conference you wish to receive OFID/IAEE Support to attend.
  • A letter from your academic faculty, preferably your faculty supervisor, recommending you for this support and highlighting some of your academic research and achievements, and your academic progress. 
  • A cost estimate of your travel/lodging expenses to participate in your conference of choice.

Further Information

Please note that students may apply for this support at only one of the above conferences. Multiple requests will not be considered.  If you are awarded support and are unable to attend the conference this support is not transferrable to another conference.

Further note that you must be a student member of IAEE to be considered for this support. Membership information can be found by visiting https://www.iaee.org/en/membership/application.aspx

Applicants will be notified whether their application has been approved approximately 21 days after the applicable application cut-off date, above. After the applicant has received IAEE approval, it will be his / her responsibility to make their own travel (air/ground, etc.) and hotel accommodations to participate in the conference. 

Reimbursement up to $1750.00 will be made upon receipt of itemised expenses and after the conference is held. The reimbursement will only cover transportation and lodging expenses.  No other expenses will be covered (e.g., paying for Visa’s/Passports, baggage charges, meals outside the conference provided meal functions); no more than three nights lodging will be covered.

For further information regarding the IAEE support fund for students from developing countries to participate in our conferences in 2016, please do not hesitate to contact David Williams at 216-464-5365 or via e-mail at: [email protected]

For a list of qualifying countries please visit https://www.iaee.org/documents/LIC.pdf. If your country of origin is not on this list your application for support will not be considered.