PhD Scholarship in Low Carbon Energy Transition

at University of Newcastle

PhD Scholarship in Low Carbon Energy Transition

This ooportunity will interest applicants who want to contribute to a cross-institutional investigation into the political dynamics of the low carbon energy transition within the Australian energy industry with Professor Daniel Nyberg and other researchers from the University of Newcastle and Sydney University.

A global low carbon energy transition is underway. This is evident in the increasing cost competitiveness of renewable energy, a strident social movement opposing fossil fuels, and the Paris Agreement on climate change. You will have the opportunity to be involved in research that investigates a critical national challenge – the low carbon energy transition – by developing insight into the political dynamics of the process, comparing the role of different actors in the transition and analysing how the Australian energy sector responds to low emission pressures. The results from this research will provide policymakers and industry leaders with the means to develop innovative policies and support Australia’s transition towards a low carbon future. The PhD research project will focus on the challenges faced by one particular energy industry (coal, gas, uranium, solar or wind), or community responses to an industry in transition. This will involve working collaboratively with a team of researchers from the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney.

Supervisor: Professor Daniel Nyberg

Closing Date: 31 October 2018

Eligibility: Available to Domestic and International students Applicants must an undergraduate honours degree or a research masters in environmental politics, environmental sociology, economic geography, management or in a related discipline. Ideally, you will have a strong background in qualitative data collection and critical analysis. The minimum eligibility criteria for admission must also be met.

PhD Scholarship details

$27,082 per annum (2018 rate) indexed annually. The living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years.Scholarships also include up to $1,500 relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover at single rate, for an international candidate.

How to Apply for this job

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest, including scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project, to by 31 October 2018 at 5pm.

Newcastle New South Wales Australia

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