PhD Graduate Research Assistantship examining co-adoption behavior related to residential rooftop photovoltaics and electric vehicles

An exciting opportunity for a prospective PhD student at the University of Delaware, USA, to participate in a multi-institutional 3-year Department of Energy funded research project to better understand trends, barriers, motivations and catalysts to co-adoption of residential rooftop photovoltaics (RPV) and electric vehicles (EVs). The research has three components: (1) semi-structured interviews (2) a survey to examine practices, norms, and attitudes; and (3) choice experiments to test the efficacy of low-cost policy interventions. This is a largely unexplored area in the energy transition.
 
Applicants are required to have training in quantitative social science data analysis, such as econometrics, along with excellent written and oral communication skills. A background in energy policy, social psychology, and/or economics, as well as training in social science data collection, including survey development, and in qualitative social science data methods is desired. Students in historically under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
 
The PhD Graduate Research Assistantship includes a tuition waiver for Fall and Spring semesters and an annual stipend of approximately $29,500. An applicant may matriculate in February (Spring) 2022 (preferred) or September (Fall) 2022. The project commenced July 1, 2021. Please see PhD degree granting-programs in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration<https://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/>, the School of Marine Science and Policy<https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/ceoe/departments/smsp/>, and Economics<https://lerner.udel.edu/departments/economics/>. With grant funding finally in hand, timely application is encouraged. Review of applications begins now.
 
Participating UD Faculty are Principal Investigator (PI) Jeremy Firestone https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/ceoe/departments/smsp/faculty/jeremy-firestone/ and Co-PIs George Parsons https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/ceoe/departments/smsp/faculty/george-parsons/ and Steven Hegedus https://www.ece.udel.edu/people/faculty/ssh/.
For questions, and if you intend to apply for a research assistantship, you should contact Professor Jeremy Firestone, jf@udel.edu mailto:jf@udel.edu.


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