As candidate, you conduct research as a member of the joint Tilburg University-Delft University of Technology team of the RELEASE project.
Your research contributes to accelerating development and implementation of technological solutions by designing as well as analyzing the social innovations needed for large-scale energy storage, in particular regulatory and policy frameworks.
Your research focuses on the identification of both barriers to and enablers for large-scale storage. It investigates what can be done by a variety of actors at various levels of governance to overcome barriers and strengthen enablers to contribute to a just’ energy transition.
You will do so through zooming in on these questions as they appear in real time’ in field labs and in concrete cases. That means not only interviewing and observing actors involved, and gathering various types of data, but also developing, testing and implementing new regulatory and policy frameworks, in close collaboration with the field.
As PhD candidate, you participate in the courses of the Netherlands Institute of Governance, the Tilburg Graduate School, and other relevant research training programs.
In the course of your research, you collaborate with researchers within the project team (both at Tilburg University and Delft University of Technology), and partners in the broader RELEASE project, as well as with researchers across the department and school.
You participate in and contribute to a network affiliated with the department, the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TiREG).
Principally, you contribute to teaching in the department of the Public Governance (PLG), with focus largely on the bachelor Public Administration / Public Governance (in Dutch) and master Public Governance (in English) at Tilburg University.
These specific degree programs include courses in the field of politics, public administration and governance, as well as in research methodology (qualitative and quantitative).
The ratio between research and teaching is 80%-20%.