Research Projects


Our researchers explore critical issues and address challenges that have regional, national, and global implications.


About Our Research Grants

Each year, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awards grants to Penn faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to support new research or supplement existing research.

Our annual call for grants is now closed. Stay up to date on next year’s call:

For questions about the research grants program, please email Angela Pachon


Awarded Research Projects

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Health Benefits of the Clean Energy Transition Access & Equity 2021-2022 Susanna Berkouwer International, Public Health
Alternative Sources of Energy in Informal Settlements in Accra, Ghana Access & Equity 2021-2022 Eugenie Birch International
The Impact of Engineered Carbon Removal on Environmental Justice Initiatives Access & Equity, Emerging Tech 2021-2022 Maxwell Pisciotta Carbon Capture
Increasing Electricity Access in the Developing World through Equitable Load-Shedding Electricity, Access & Equity 2020-2021 Tomer Mangoubi International
Energy Policy When Households Face Credit Constraints: Evidence from India, Kenya, Mexico, and Brazil Markets & Regulation, Access & Equity 2020-2021 Susanna Berkouwer Carbon Pricing, International, Subsidies
Wartime Speed During Peacetime? How New York State Built an Unprecedented Coalition for Breakneck Renewables Deployment Renewables, Access & Equity 2020-2021 Daniel Cohen Grids
Implementing SDG7 in the Informal Settlements: The Case of Accra, Ghana Electricity, Access & Equity 2019-2020 Eugenie Birch International
Fracking and Indigenous Demands in the South of Argentina Access & Equity, Fossil Fuels 2018-2019 Tulia Falleti Fracking, International, Land Management, Natural Resources
Energy Cost Burdens for Low-Income Households Cities & Buildings, Access & Equity 2018-2019 Vincent Reina, Constantine Kontokosta Energy Efficiency
Power Issue of Scenario Journal Access & Equity, Electricity, Emerging Tech 2018-2019 Nicholas Pevzner, Stephanie Carlisle Politics
Socio-Spatial Carbon Collaborative Access & Equity, Cities & Buildings 2017-2018 Daniel Cohen Carbon Pricing, Emissions, Environment
Pennsylvania’s Changing Coal Economy Fossil Fuels, Access & Equity 2017-2018 Christina Simeone, DeShaun Bennett, Theodora Okiro Coal, Labor, Pennsylvania
Potable Water for the Clinic Serving the Community of Gashora, Rwanda Access & Equity, Renewables 2016-2017 Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles International, Solar
Solar Energy Powered Water Purification System in Rwanda Access & Equity, Renewables 2015-2016 Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles International, Solar, Water