ETP Studentship Programme

Any future calls for the studentship programme will be posted here.


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 guidance notes (pdf) or

guidance notes (Word)


Key dates


Deadline for submissions:  31st August 2018

Communication of outcome: 15 September 2018


Saltire Fellowship Programme

The Saltire Fellowship is a world-class leadership development programme that aims to grow and connect the talent of Scottish entrepreneurs. The focus of the programme is on entrepreneurial leadership, experiential learning, and a global mindset rooted in Scotland. It is delivered in partnership with the prestigious Babson College in Boston and Strathclyde Business School. The second round of applications closes soon so apply now:

PhD Opportunity: Investigation of alternative generation technologies for wave energy

University of Edinburgh

Closing date Thursday, 31 January 2019

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has identified a range of potential alternative technologies for the conversation of wave energy to utility-scale electricity. This project, which will be supported by WES, will add scientific rigor by adding structure, depth and analysis to create a structured technology development roadmap for the most attractive of these technologies.

The scope of the project includes:

  •     Development of a bespoke structured innovation approach to alternative technologies with appropriate analysis tools for evaluation and down selection
  •     Review existing studies, wider literature review and identification of candidate technologies using assessment tools
  •     Detailed physical and techno-economic analysis of candidate technology characteristics and identification of R&D requirements
  •     Structured innovation approach to creating wave energy converter architectures to optimally exploit the alternative power conversion technology
  •     Production (and external review) of technology development roadmap

This project will be hosted within the Policy and Innovation Group of the Institute for Energy Systems and supported by Wave Energy Scotland and Energy Technology Partnership.

To apply