Energy Industry Doctorate Programme 2021 - 2023

ETP are delighted to announce that our successful Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is back open and accepting applications. Thanks to continued funding from the Scottish Government, the programme will continue to deliver highly skilled researchers into the workforce in support of the energy transition.


PhD proposals will be assessed according to the following four criteria:

Criterion Mark
Supports the themes of the Scottish Government's energy policies 5 marks
Demand driven by energy industry 10 marks
Academic quality 10 marks
Promotes ETP mission and objectives 5 marks

Application Information

Each studentship must have two supervisors from different ETP universities.
Studentships are funded on 1/3 1/3 1/3 model: up to £30k from ETP, remainder split between host university and industrial partner.
Industrial partner can be any size, any location

This phase of the PhD programme will bring the overall number of co-funded energy industry doctorates across all themes to 151 since it started in 2010. This next phase of the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme will comprise 4 calls, spread out over 9-month intervals.

Round Open Deadline
Call 1 16/03/2021 11/06/2021
Call 2 30/11/2021 28/02/2022
Call 3 31/08/2022 30/11/2022
Call 4 01/04/2023 31/08/2023

Resources for download

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Awarded PhD Projects by theme

  • Batteries and Solar
  • Bioenergy
  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage
  • Energy Distribution and Infrastructure
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Energy Policy People and Society
  • Heat Energy
  • Hydrogen
  • Marine Energy
  • Transport
  • Wind Energy

ETP Member Universities

ETP is a research alliance comprised of 14 Scottish HEIs, each with areas of outstanding research capability in the energy sector.