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

The next round of applications for 2020/21 will open in June 2020.


ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

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.

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


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.

Open for applications for the 9th cohort in October 2019. For more information visit the Entreprenurial Scotland website.