Renewable energy at risk

Renewable energy at risk: Improving risk estimates, responses and insurability in a changing climate

Degree type

PhD

Closing date

22 November 2021

Campus

Hobart

Citizenship requirement

Domestic/International Onshore

Scholarship

$28,597pa for 3.5 years

About the research project

Located in the island state of Tasmania, this multi-disciplinary project will use down-scaled climate information to examine risks to renewable energy sources. Palaeoclimate and climate risk-modelling will form the basis for an economic risk analysis of this major regional export industry. Outcomes from the project are expected to include recommendations for mitigative and adaptive responses by the renewable energy section, and considerations for sector insurance and insurability.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Dr Kathryn Allen

Funding

The scholarship supporting this project provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $28,597 per annum (2021 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years;
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000;
  • a tuition fee scholarship for up to 4 years (successful domestic applicants will be awarded an RTP Fees Offset and successful international applicants will be awarded a University of Tasmania Fees Offset)

The scholarship supporting this project is funded by the University of Tasmania and the Australian Government through the Research Training Program.

Eligibility

The project is open to domestic (Australia and New Zealand) and international applicants who are already in Australia (onshore) at the time of submitting their application.

Due to current Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions the University cannot accept applications from International applicants who are currently overseas.

Applicants should review the PhD minimum entry requirements.

Applicants from the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:

  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • or related disciplines

Selection Criteria

The project/scholarship is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Additional selection criteria specific to this project/scholarship:

  • High level transferrable quantitative skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Previous experience with coding and multidisciplinary research highly desirable

Application Process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, Dr Kathryn Allen, if you have any questions about the project; and
  3. Click here to submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • As part of your application you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.

Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.

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