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Demand response in the agricultural sector PhD Scholarship Of University of Otago Full Scholarship

2 months ago Agriculture Dunedin 10 views Tuition Fees: Yes Accommodation: No Travel Expense: No Monthly Stipend: Yes
Scholarship Details
ValueNZ$27,500 per annum plus tuition fee waiver
Number offeredOne
Closing date22 February

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The Centre for Sustainability calls for expressions of interest in a PhD scholarship focusing on "Demand response in the agricultural sector – a socio-technical study". The research will examine farmer interest in electricity demand response, examine the barriers that farmers face in engaging in demand response, and identify solutions to improve adoption of demand response strategies. Candidates with a background in socio-technical studies would be ideal, although those with a background in social or physical sciences will be considered if they have an interest in extending their theoretical and methodological scope. The scholarship is funded by Science for Technological Innovation, a National Science Challenge and the successful candidate will be based at the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago.

For more information please visit the Centre for Sustainability website.

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University Description
The University of Otago (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) is a collegiate university located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. It scores highly for average research quality, and in 2006 was second in New Zealand only to the University of Auckland in the number of A-rated academic researchers it employs. The university ranks highly in New Zealand's national league table; in the past it has topped the New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund evaluation.
The university was created by a committee led by Thomas Burns, and officially established by an ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council in 1869. The university accepted its first students in July 1871, making it the oldest university in New Zealand and third-oldest in Oceania. Between 1874 and 1961 the University of Otago was a part of the federal University of New Zealand, and issued degrees in its name.