[sustran] Advertisement for Two Doctoral Research Scholarships ...

Madhav Badami, Prof. madhav.g.badami at McGill.CA
Tue Jan 10 01:41:15 JST 2006


Applications are invited for TWO Doctoral Research Scholarships, available from May 2006, one at McGill University, and the other at The University of British Columbia, for policy-focused research related to alternative transport fuels in India.

The doctoral research will be conducted as part of a research programme focused on compressed natural gas as a transport fuel in India. The research programme is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and is led by Dr. Madhav G. Badami, School of Urban Planning and McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Dr. Milind Kandlikar, Institute of Asian Research and Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia (UBC), and Dr. Geetam Tiwari, Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. The research, whose overall objective is to assess whether alternative fuels can cost-effectively improve urban air quality, promote energy security, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rapidly motorizing low-income countries like India, will be conducted along multiple dimensions (environmental, socio-economic, technological, institutional, and behavioural), and will provide the opportunity to investigate critical issues in energy policy, human health risks, emissions modelling and science-policy interactions. 

The Doctoral Research Scholars, who will be jointly supervised by Drs. Badami and Kandlikar, will work independently, but the work of one will inform and be integrated with that of the other. At McGill, there will be the opportunity to work in the newly established Urban Systems Laboratory, and at UBC, in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.

It is expected that the Doctoral Research Scholars will complete their studies toward their PhD in three to four years. Each Doctoral Research Scholar will be funded for three years, and will be helped to apply for additional funding if required.

Applicants should e-mail Dr. Madhav G. Badami (at madhav.badami at mcgill.ca) and Dr. Milind Kandlikar (at mkandlikar at sdri.ubc.ca) explaining why they are interested in and suitable for doctoral work in the research programme. The following materials should be attached: a CV, including qualifications, courses taken, and names of two referees; and a writing sample that will allow assessment of suitability. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2006.


"As for the future, your task is not to foresee, but to enable it."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Madhav G. Badami, PhD
School of Urban Planning and McGill School of Environment
McGill University
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Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6, Canada
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e-mail: madhav.badami at mcgill.ca

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