ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

About the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme addresses 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. 

Timeline of the 2020/21 intake

Academic areas of particular interest for the 2020/21 intake

The PhD proposals should relate to one of the six strategic aims of the Scottish Energy Strategy - The Future of Energy in Scotland:

  • Consumer Engagement and Protection
  • Champion Scotland’s Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Potential
  • Improve the Energy Efficiency of Scotland’s Homes, Buildings, Industrial Processes and Manufacturing
  • Support Oil and Gas Industry Strengths
  • Maintain Secure, Resilient and Flexible Energy Supplies
  • Empower Communities by Supporting Innovative Local Energy Systems and Networks

In addition, the following areas are of particular interest in 2020:

  • Off gas grid low carbon heat solutions
  • Encouraging consumers to engage in the energy transition
  • Zero carbon building retrofit
  • Negative emissions technologies
  • Enabling heavy vehicle users to move towards low carbon technology
  • Enabling the Hydrogen economy
  • Enabling a green socio-economic recovery

Applications for the 2020/21 academic year are now closed.

ETP Member Universities

Over 100 high quality PhD studentships have been awarded, on a competitive basis, since 2010.

The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme candidates have been based at our 13 member universities.


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, ETP
t: +44 (0)141 548 2013
m: +44 7970245708