Type: Jointly Sponsored Grants
Grant Deadline: 15 September 2021
Grant Length: 4 months
Starting Date: October 2022 or March 2023 (orientation in late September/February)
This award is a flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails teaching a minimum of two class sessions (90 minutes each) per week in one of the master programs offered at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Burgenland in the field of sustainable energy systems, energy and environmental management, or building technology and management. Grant-related activities may also include advising or supervising advanced students as well as developing joint research projects with faculty. The format and content of individual courses and research objectives are negotiated on a consensual basis with the host institution, contingent upon its needs and the grantee's interests and expertise.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Management is seeking individuals that are also open to making an active contribution to the research conducted at the department as well as to publishing jointly written research papers. Sustainability is the overriding focus of the research activities of the Department of Energy and Environmental Management. On this basis, grant activities can be twofold: on the one hand, they may relate to the area of sustainable buildings or, on the other, to the area of sustainable energy supply for rural regions. Both topics are not only understood in technical terms but also include social and economic issues in a genuinely interdisciplinary approach.
Grant activities involving sustainable buildings can evolve towards both high-tech buildings and low-tech buildings. Ideally, the activities in the field of energy supply are related to the topics of solar energy and wind energy, including the associated issues of energy storage, and the topic of hydrogen as an energy carrier.