The E2e Project is hosting an energy efficiency research design competition and seeks innovative proposals from junior faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students. E2e aims to encourage talented young researchers to work on energy efficiency issues. With generous funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the winner of the competition will receive $25,000 in seed funding to proceed with the proposed research. There is the potential for multiple awards if the pool of proposals is outstanding.
E2e is interested in research proposals that contribute to new knowledge and insights on energy efficiency and its real-world impacts. Sample areas of interest are:
- Size of the energy efficiency gap among profit-maximizing actors
- Welfare consequences of energy efficiency investments
- Effective applications of behavioral insights in the energy domain
- Market opportunities to catalyze energy efficiency investment
- Relationship between energy efficiency programs or regulations and innovation