2011-2012 Solar Future Graduate Research Fellowship

The UCSB-CNS is currently accepting applications from social science and humanities PhD students for a 2011-2012 Graduate Research Fellowship.  The UCSB fellowship will be with the Solar Future project, led by Professor Chris Newfield (Department of English). The project focuses on telling the story of efforts by researchers, policy makers, large companies, small start-ups, and regular citizens to develop and implement solar energy systems in the face of policy inertia, counterproductive self-interest, and political wrangling.  The Fellow will conduct research on two topics using primary materials: innovation theory, and the solar industry, with particular attention to nanoscale developments. 

This one-year graduate fellowship is for approximately 20 hour per week, and includes a stipend of $32,400 to cover  increase that also covers tuition, fees, and GSHIP (will be adjusted upwards to cover tuition and fee increases).

Strong research and writing skills, and interest in technology innovation are required; it is not necessary to have previous experience with nanotechnology.

Application deadline is July 22, 2011.

Further details about CNS-UCSB research fellowships and links to application materials can be found here.