ETP Studentship Programme

The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme 2019/20 is now open for applications.


ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme 2019

Deadline: 12pm 30th August 2019

ETP’s Energy Industry Doctorate programme has awarded over 107 high quality PhD studentships, all with strong company engagement since 2010. 6 studentships are available to start before the end of March 2020.

This programme is addressing the strategic demands of industry and government for ‘industry-ready’, post-doctoral researchers to enhance energy industry innovation and knowledge exchange effectiveness. A defining characteristic of the programme is strong industry engagement where companies are co-investors, support project specification and engage with the research directly.


Project proposals are sought from ETP member universities, for projects that support the themes of the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy. These can include technological, numerical, environmental, legislative, economic, and policy aspects.


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 12pm August 30th 2019.


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
  • Energy Systems
  • Transport

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 Application & guidance notes (pdf) or

Application & guidance notes (Word)


Key dates


Deadline for submissions: 12.00 Noon 30th August 2019

Communication of outcome: mid October 2019


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