RICOH a company with strong environmental commitments has announced another first.
Beginning in 2010 a PhD student whose research is based around clean energy technology will be selected to receive a supplementary scholarship of $5,000 per annum. The Ricoh Supplementary Scholarship is to provide supplementary stipend funds to a top ranked student whose project meets with a Clean Energy focus and who is in receipt of a major scholarship.
This Suppelementary Scholarship is being managed through the Adelaide Graduate Centre.
The duration of this Supplementary Scholarship is 3 years commencing 2010.
The value of the stipend is $3,000 paid fortnightly to the student.
Applications are via the Major Round (which closed on 31 October). From the Major Round applications received to date, a number of candidates whose project could potentially meet the requirements of this Supplementary Scholarship have been identified, and these will be forwarded to CET (ProfNathan) for review as agreed.
There is no necessity to create a separate application round. Should CET identify other suitable candidates outside of the Major Round Scholarship selection process the applicant must apply for Admission in the usual way and must meet Scholarship eligibility criteria.
Current applicants (in the Major Round) may contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre should they wish to be considered.
“This is the first industrial sponsorship for the Centre for Energy Technology and demonstrates Ricoh’s commitment to a clean environment” said Professor Gus Nathan of the CET. “Coming just after the launch of the CET this support from Ricoh is very welcome and will assist in attracting high quality candidates to the field of clean energy technology. We look forward to having Ricoh as a partner who is committed to putting leading edge research into practice”