IGA fellowship travel support for WGC2015 Short Courses

IGA fellowship travel support for WGC2015 Short Courses WGC 2015 booklet
Alexander Richter 23 Dec 2014

The International Geothermal Association announces the availability of fellowships for short courses held at the World Geothermal Congress 2015 to take place in April 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

The IGA provides fellowships to cover travel costs for participants to attend the WGC2015 course ‘Reducing Drilling Risk from Exploration to Field Management’.

The IGA received financial support from the World Bank via the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) for a short course which will be held in conjunction with the World Geothermal Congress 2015 (WGC2015). The course will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 17-19 April 2015, just prior to the WGC2015.

The course is designed to provide detailed insights into how drilling risk can be substantially reduced through the adoption of state-of-the-art tools, good planning, budgeting and techniques for exploration, data acquisition and management and conceptual modeling. The course also explains necessary items of Terms of Reference and contracting for drilling services and equipment. Additional topics include policy related to geothermal risk mitigation, drilling insurance, environmental and social requirements. A detailed course description is available online:

Targeted participants include mid to upper level management personnel and drilling supervisors. Course instructors include: Errol Anderson, Gundi Axelsson, Gordon Bloomquist, Hagen Hole, Jim Lawless and Phil White.

25 fellowships are available for support up to 2,000 USD each. Applications are accepted from course participants. If the number of applicants exceeds 25 the fellows will be selected by a selection committee.

Conditions of the Fellowship:

1. The fellow attends the three day short course “Reducing Drilling Risk from Exploration to Field Management”
2. The fellow is not accepted as fellow in the general WGC2015 fellowship program.
3. The fellow is a citizen of a low/ middle income country according to the World Bank country classification. See further details on this in the application form.

Classification / Income (GNI per capita, 2013)

Low income: $1,045 or less
Lower middle income: $1,045 to $4,125
Upper middle income: $4,125 to $12,746
High income: $12,746 or more


The fellowship includes up to USD 2,000 as lump sum to each fellow in cash during the onsite registration at the registration desk. There will be no other or additional payments. The accepted fellows do not need to pay any participation fees for the short course. The accepted fellows have not to register using the registration forms for the congress- short courses. The course registration for accepted fellows will be automatic through the IGA.

Please submit your application form (download as docx or pdf), application letter and a CV before 31st January 2015 to In case you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Details via the IGA Website