Monash University offers PhD Scholarship in Energy Futures for domestic and international students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The scholarship amount is $30,000. There are several scholarships available. Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens/permanent residents to be eligible. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit.
Application Deadline: October 2, 2022.
Monash University Information
Founded in 1958, Monash University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Clayton (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Victoria. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Melbourne, Gippsland, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Monash University (Monash) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Monash University (Monash) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 61 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
This Ph.D. project, based at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI), will investigate how energy industry businesses can institutionalize and operationalize Futures approaches – including Foresight, exploratory and normative scenarios – to enable the transition to net zero. By using a knowledge co-production approach with the Australian energy industry, it is expected that the project will address the fundamental question of what governance arrangements, institutional frameworks, and organizational capacities are required to embed Futures approaches in transition planning toward net zero. The project’s outcomes will address energy governance and market issues the industry is currently facing and prepare for future issues.
This is an opportunity for someone interested in Futures studies, energy and sustainability transitions, management, and social sciences to develop an original research project. The project is not about developing scenarios or modeling energy futures but about how futures and scenarios can be embedded effectively into the industry, and organizational decision-making, as well as how institutional and organizational processes and capacities could be strengthened for anticipatory action aligned with net zero transitions.
To apply for this opportunity, candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form, which must include the following: a cover letter explaining the applicant’s suitability and motivation for applying (one page); a research proposal (two pages); a curriculum vitae including a list of any published works, academic awards and prizes, conference presentations, and relevant work experience; academic transcripts ( undergraduate and postgraduate); evidence of English language proficiency (if appropriate); and contact details for two academic referees.
Further instructions on applying can be found on the organization’s website. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.