Scholarships & Awards

KCORC Scholarships



The KCORC scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students and researchers to pursue R&D projects in field of ORC technology. The scholarships are intended to enhance educational experience of graduate students and young researchers as well as to foster knowledge exchange among professional researchers of the field.

The bi-annual scholarships cover travel and accommodation costs related to short-term research projects of 3 – 6 months. The grants are 3.000 – 10.000 € depending on project duration and location of the hosting institution.

The fifth call for proposals is now open until the 30th of November 2021. Evaluation will be completed before the end of December 2021 and the scholarship can start as soon as April 2022.


Eligibility requirements:

Any student and young researcher working in the field of ORC technology can apply to the research scholarships. The nominee must have obtained an academic degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD, or equivalent degrees) within five years from the year the applicant wishes to apply to the scholarship. The definition of the research project and the visit shall be organized by the applicant together with the hosting institution before applying.


How to apply:

Please send your application including the listed documents to the scholarship committee secretary.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project description (max. 2 pages), including the project timeline and the budget
  • Motivational letter (addressing on how this project contributes to the knowledge exchange in the ORC field and how the developed knowledge is shared after the end of the project with the community)
  • Support letter(s), with the statement that the hosting institution is willing to provide office space.


Review process:

All complete applications are reviewed and ranked by the KCORC scholarship committee based on the selection criteria below. The number of granted applications is connected to the available resources which derive from the profit of the conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the KCORC association.


Selection criteria:

  • Quality of the proposal (e.g., clarity, completeness)
  • Quality of the applicant
  • Research project (relevance, novelty, application)
  • Impact on education / Knowledge exchange / Long-term impact


Current Awardees


Previous Awardees