Key ETP objectives are to strengthen collaboration and cohesion in energy research, development and training across its partner institutions, maximise knowledge exchange with industry, and translate academic excellence into economic impact.

In order to increase the exposure of early career researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students (PhDs) to international collaboration, ETP has offered, via the SFC PECRE grant scheme, awards for ECRs and PhDs working within one or more of ETP’s energy themes to participate in exchanges with companies or academic institutions abroad.

ETP is currently focussed on 11 energy themes: bioenergy; carbon capture and storage; energy conversion and storage; energy, people & society; energy utilisation in buildings; heat energy; marine energy; oil & gas; power networks & grid technologies; solar energy; and wind energy.

Deadline for applications for 2018-19 exchanges is 31st Aug 2018

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2017 PECRE Funded Exchanges

The students to receive this award and their exchange locations are as follows:


Student Theme of Study Exchange Location
Montserrat Recasens

 Carbon Capture & Storage

 Universidade Da Coruna, ES
Mags Tingey  Energy People & Society  University of Hamburg, DE
Liang Li  Marine  Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NO
Gabriele Chinello  Oil & Gas  Hint BV, Wapenveld, NL
James Fraser  Energy Conversion & Storage  Universitat Wien, AU
Girvani Manoharan  Oil & Gas  National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MA, US
Simon Robertson  Marine  Umbra Group. Foligno, IT
Ying Yuan  Solar  Wuhan National Lab for Optoelectronics, China
Teresa Marti Rossello  Bio-energy  Åbo Akademi University, Turku, FI
Sofia Koukoura  Wind  NREL, Golden, CO, US; & Orsted, Fredericia, DK
Mitchell Borg  Marine  EDF Energy, Paris, FR
Ciaran Gilbert  Wind  Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lingby, DK
Sahar Mirzaie  Energy Utilisation in Buildings  VITO/EnergyVille, Mol, BE



2016 PECRE Funded Exchanges

The students to receive this award and their exchange locations are as follows:



For more information

Stephen-Mark Williams
Executive Director, ETP
t: +44 (0)141 548 2013
m: +44 7970245708



Call for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Exchanges (PECRE) Grant

All PECRs engaged in energy research across all 13 ETP partner universities are eligible. (For the purposes of this award, an early career researcher is defined as having up to and including 4 years’ postdoctoral experience as a member of staff in a UK university ie who started after 31st August 2014 and does not have a permanent contract).

Not only are the awards designed to increase the impact of Doctorate projects or early career research by supporting international exchanges in Europe, North America, China and India; it is also useful practice in the art of grant application writing.

The awards are up to a maximum of £3000 each; they are competitive; and we aim to grant one award per ETP energy theme, up to a maximum of 3 awards in any one theme.

To apply please complete the form

Deadline for submissions is 31st August 2018