Two new fellowships are being provided by Natural Resource Management (NRM) North and managed by UTAS Sustainability to incorporate and promote sustainability solutions in the Australian Maritime College Swanson Building.
The projects will result in a Case Study demonstrating the benefits of eco-efficiency of buildings and sustainable practices of their occupants for promotion to the Tasmanian business and educational communities.
The Fellowships are available to a student enrolled in any third or fourth year undergraduate, honours or postgraduate coursework study in any discipline (whether science, media, economics, law, etc.), provided there is a sustainability focus.
Corey Peterson, UTAS Sustainability Manager, said the UTAS partnership with NRM-North creating the Sustainability Fellowships is a fantastic opportunity to achieve the sustainability objectives of both organisations.
“Importantly this allows UTAS to offer an active learning opportunity to our students.
“Having the resulting case study enables our academic staff to use this real-life example of eco-efficiency auditing and sustainable behaviour change initiatives in their coursework and provides information of operational value to Asset Management Services to improve UTAS sustainability outcomes,” he said.
“Both UTAS and NRM-North will be able to use the project results in support and mentoring efforts with the Tasmanian community, particularly small to medium enterprises and educational institutions.”
The Fellowships are valued at $3000 each and there are two available, with funding available for relevant expenses. The duration is from May – Dec 2011. Applications are due by close of Business, Thursday, 28 April 2011.
To apply, please complete the online application form and referee reports. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
For further information on the focus of the fellowship and the application process, please go to the Environmental Management website or contact Corey Peterson, UTAS Sustainability Manager on (03) 6226 6203 or email Corey.Peterson@utas.edu.au