2014 PhD Studentship in Innovation and Energy Demand at University of Sussex in UK

University of Sussex offers PhD Studentship in Innovation and Energy Demand for UK/EU applicants. Applications should be made online to the University of Sussex. In addition to completing the application form, applicants should upload a research outline to their application. Applicants should have a good Masters degree in a related subject. The successful applicant will be expected to start their doctoral studies in September 2014. The application deadline is 28th February 2014.. The successful applicant will join a new £3.7 million, 5-year Research Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, led by theSussex Energy Group (SEG) at SPRU, University of Sussex in collaboration with the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester and the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. You will be working alongside a large and interdisciplinary group of researchers and postgraduate students in the Centre, in the Sussex Energy Group and in SPRU as a whole, creating a unique and stimulating work environment. The Research Centre began in June 2013 and seeks to develop a socio-technical understanding of the emergence, diffusion and impact of low-energy innovations – defined as new technologies, organisational arrangements or modes of behaviour that are expected to improve energy efficiency and/or reduce energy demand. While many of those innovations represent relatively incremental changes to existing arrangements, large emission reductions will require radical innovations involving far-reaching changes in technologies, infrastructures, institutions and behaviour. The Centre intends to use a socio-technical and co-evolutionary approach to explore the development of, potential for and obstacles to both types of innovation; as well as estimating their historical and potential impact on energy consumption and providing practical recommendations for policy..  Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Sussex.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Open to UK/EU applicants only. Applicants should have a good Masters degree in a related subject.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Total offer is of Full home student fee waiver (currently £3,900 pa), plus stipend at ESRC rate (currently £13,726 pa).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Not Known
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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