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ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme 2021: Introduction

10:05 - 10:55 (BST) Wednesday 7th April 2021, online webinar

The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is open for a new call, in support of the Scottish Government's Energy Strategy.

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. 

Join ETP at 10:05am on Wednesday 7th April, where Stephen-Mark Williams, Executive Director of ETP, and Craig Frew, Emerging Energy Technologies Team Leader at the Scottish Government, will provide an overview of the 3-year PhD programme and application process, and detail the priority research areas which be of most interest to the assessors in this call.

Guest Speakers:

  • Craig Frew - Heat (Emerging Energy Technologies Team Leader, Scottish Government)
  • Juliet Cramb-Low – Hydrogen (Head of Hydrogen Evidence & Engagement, Scottish Government)
  • Neal Rafferty – Wind & Large Scale Generation (Head of Electricity and Renewables Policy, Scottish Government)
  • Simon Gill – Whole Energy System & Grid (Head of Whole System and Technical Policy, Scottish Government)
  • Stuart Watson – Industrial Decarbonisation (Head of Industrial Decarbonisation, Scottish Government)

Please follow the registration link to sign up to this webinar.

About the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

About the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

The ETP PhD programme has co-funded 127 Energy Industry Doctorates across all themes since it started in 2010. This next phase of the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme will comprise 4 calls, spread out over 9-month intervals, and will take the number of awards up to 151. The conditions for this phase are the same as previously:

  • Each studentship must have two supervisors from different ETP universities.
  • Studentships are funded on 1/3 1/3 1/3 model: up to £30k from ETP, remainder split between university and industrial partner.
  • Industrial partner can be any size, any location

Timeline for the 2021 call

Areas of particular interest for the 2021 call

The PhD proposals should relate to one of the following strategic aims of the Scottish Government for Scotland’s energy transition:

  • Consumer Engagement and Protection
  • Champion Scotland’s Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Potential
  • Improve the Energy Efficiency of Scotland’s Homes, Buildings, Industrial Processes and Manufacturing
  • Support the oil and gas sector in a sustainable, secure and inclusive energy transition
  • Maintain Secure, Resilient and Flexible Energy Supplies
  • Empower Communities by Supporting Innovative Local Energy Systems and Networks

In addition, there will be areas of particular interest in 2021-22, which will be communicated during the webinar.

Timetable for the 4 Calls in this Phase

The timetable for the 4 calls in this phase of the PhD programme is as follows:

Call #

Call Open

Call Deadline


How to apply

You can download the application form and notes for guidance here.

The deadline for applications for this call is 12 noon Friday 11th June 2021.

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