This new research project, led by RMIT University, will run from 2019-2021 and will investigate the lived experience of energy poverty and low carbon retrofit in Australian households as well as investigating the scaling up of retrofit service providers.
Set across eight global urban sites, the project will provide a socio-material analysis of retrofit that includes householders as well as the businesses that supply retrofit services. Outcomes will include a robust empirical evidence base on the implications of retrofit for households in energy poverty, and a co-designed policy suite that allows stakeholders to tailor actions that will shape the lives of residents in Australian households. Building on this, the research team will co-develop and document with end users a 10 year strategy to improve both environmental and equity dimensions of retrofit for current and future generations of urban Australians. It will also draw on UK and European context and case studies.
For more information see http://cur.org.au/project/housing-energy-efficiency-transitions/
The project team, led by Prof Ralph Horne, is now seeking to recruit three PhD scholars, as follows:
All three PhDs will be allocated a scholarship and the project budget includes fieldwork travel and data collection costs.
The HEET project is a collaboration between RMIT University, University of Adelaide, the Victorian Government, Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Moreland Energy Foundation, Master Builders Association, Lancaster University, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and Loughborough University.
There are three PhD positions on the project (two of which are based at RMIT University) which will each receive a scholarship of $30,000/year (tax free) for the three years of the project. International candidates applying for these University Scholarships may be eligible for a fee waiver scholarship. There is also funding to cover fieldwork travel and data collection expenses for all PhDs.
Two – RMIT University
One – University of Adelaide
To be considered for scholarship you must hold, or be currently completing either:
How to apply
Apply for a PhD program to commence in 2019 at RMIT via https://student-rmit.studylink.com/
Email the following to Professor Ralph Horne (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Information for applicants applying to the University of Adelaide can be found on the following websites.
Domestic applicants: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research/opportunities/#heet
International applicants: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/
Applications are currently open
Applications will close on the 31 January 2019.
Terms and conditions
Professor Ralph Horne email@example.com