Call for two new PhD studentships at the Centre of Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED). September 2015 entry
We are pleased to announce that the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), based at SPRU, have two new, fully-funded PhD positions available to start in September 2015; Applications are invited for PhD projects that contribute to this diverse research programme.
We have identified three priority topics, namely:
· Delivering near-zero energy non-domestic buildings
· Car sharing - a low energy innovation catering to the needs of urban populations?
· Policy mixes for energy demand and innovation
We also welcome applications on other topics that are relevant to the Centre’s three research themes, namely:
· Emergence: Projects contributing to this theme will study emerging and promising low energy innovations with the aim of better understanding the mechanisms and processes involved and the conditions for success.
· Diffusion: Projects contributing to this theme will investigate the enablers and obstacles to diffusion of low-energy innovations, focusing on those that offer significant potential for demand reduction.
· Impact: Projects contributing to this theme will explore the historical or potential future energy savings from low-energy innovations, and investigate how expectations of impacts are constructed.
The doctoral researchers will work with Steve Sorrell, Florian Kern, Karoline Rogge and/or Noam Bergman at SPRU (Science & Technology Policy Research), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
The application deadline is 31st May 2015. Applicants for this 3-year PhD should possess a good first degree (1st or 2:1) in a relevant subject. A Master’s degree is also normally required. The Studentship is available to British and EU citizens. For non-native English Speakers, a minimum score of 7.0 at IELTS is required.
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