2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Energy-Economic-Climate Analysis at UCT in South Africa

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The University of Cape Town (UCT) offers Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrated Energy-Economic-Climate Analysis for International Students in South Africa 2013-2014. The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a leading African university. At UCT’s Energy Research Centre (ERC), research groups focused on energy modelling and climate change are developing energy-economic-climate models, to inform national development planning, energy and climate policy. There are several activities, with these particular award(s) being part of a CSIR-led programme to develop an integrated assessment model (IAM) for South Africa, and support for climate change mitigation, technology and finance from the NRF. The Centre  is inviting applications from PhDs  from South Africa, other African countries and other developing countries. Candidates from any country may apply. The successful candidate will be supervised by a senior researcher at ERC in either the modelling or climate groups. Applicants must have received their PhD in the last five years, and not previously held an academic post. Candidates would expect to engage with the ERC team’s research activities, and should indicate what relevant skills they bring, either in modelling (energy, economic, IAM), collection and analysis of energy demand and other data,  and / or  analysis of  climate change mitigation  (a focus on technology and finance  will be an advantage). Fellows should have excellent quantitative (Excel, database) and writing skills.. This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Subject is integrated energy-economic-climate analysis.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The Centre is inviting applications from PhDs from South Africa, other African countries and other developing countries. Candidates from any country may apply. Applicants must have received their PhD in the last five years, and not previously held an academic post. Fellows should have excellent quantitative (Excel, database) and writing skills.
Benefits of the scholarship: The value of the fellowship will be R150,000. Any travel that may be required will be determined by ERC and funded separately to the award, not exceeding R25,000. It will be the  candidate’s responsibility to find accommodation, but the ERC staff will assist in providing information on options to the extent possible.
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Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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