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 12 energy themes: bioenergy; carbon capture and storage; energy conversion and storage; energy systems; economics, society & policy; energy utilisation in buildings; heat energy; marine energy; oil & gas; power networks & grid technologies; solar energy; and wind energy.

Deadline for applications for 2018 exchanges is 31st January 2018

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2017 PECRE Funded Exchanges

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



For more information


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

m:+44 (0)7970 245 708



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 December 2013 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 January 2018