ETP Studentship Programme 2017

Deadline: 31st August 2017

ETP’s Energy Industry Doctorate programme has approved over 130 high quality PhD studentships, all with strong company engagement. 6 studentships are available to start before the end of March 2018.

The programme includes our key energy research areas including wind; marine; solar; bio-energy; energy conversion and storage; grid and networks; energy use in buildings; carbon capture and storage; oil and gas; energy systens; heat energy; as well as cross-cutting economics, environment, policy and law issues. Proposals on a low carbon energy technology not included above are considered on a case by case basis. Consideration will be given specifically to collaborative research activity relevant to realising the technologies, systems and services implied in the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy.

The programme requires industry (or equivalent) partners who will help to define new projects relevant to their business aims and be prepared to make a financial contribution.

Participation in the programme provides a cost-effective means of supporting high quality, applied R&D that is directly relevant to industrial development challenges.

Guidance notes and an application form can be downloaded from the box to the right. 

The deadline for receipt of applications for the next evaluation is August 31st 2017.

Current PhD Projects by theme

  • Bio- Energy
  • Carbon Capture & Storage
  • Energy Conversion & storage
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Marine Energy
  • Power Systems & Networks
  • Energy Utilisation in Buildings
  • Oil & Gas

For more information


Stephen-Mark Williams- Executive Director
t: +44 (0)141 548 2013

m:+44 (0)7970 245 708


PhD Studentship Application Forms

Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the review panel.

Download guidance notes (pdf) or

guidance notes (Word)

Key dates


Deadline for submissions:  31st August 2017

Communication of outcome: 15 September 2017


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