Good Energy launches renewable energy PhD

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Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy and Birkbeck have launched a new PhD studentship on renewable energy.

The student selected for the four-year fully-funded course will study in central London and Birkbeck examining what would happen if we didn’t invest in renewable energy technology, given increasing demand for energy.

Good Energy says it is funding the studentship, which covers the cost of tuition fees for Home/EU students, provides a maintenance grant of £15,784 per year for four years, and includes support for research costs, fieldwork and attending conferences.

Juliet Davenport OBE, ceo and founder of Good Energy, studied an MSc in Economics at Birkbeck (1992-1994).

She said: “We’re hugely excited to be working with Birkbeck in supporting this studentship. Good Energy strives to lead the way in thinking around the energy challenges we face, both now and in the future. In looking at those challenges in a new way, we hope that we will all be better placed to provide the solutions needed to meet them.”

Professor David Latchman CBE, master of Birkbeck, added: “I am delighted about the Good Energy PhD studentship. This provides a brilliant opportunity for an exceptional student to investigate this important area at a time when postgraduate funding is in very short supply. We are extremely grateful to Juliet and Good Energy for their support.”

Birkbeck advises that candidates should hold a good first degree and preferably an MA or MSc in a relevant subject. The closing date for applications is April 01 with the course commencing in October 2013. For more information click here.