ETP’s Energy Industry Doctorate programme has awarded over 107 high quality PhD studentships, all with strong company engagement since 2010. 6 additional studentships will be starting across our member universities before 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.
PhD students under this programme undertake research 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.
The next round of applications for project proposals for PhD's to begin in academic year 2020/21 will be open in Summer 2020.