Applications open for funding sustainable energy PhD studentships in Scotland

About the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is open for a further 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. A defining characteristic of the programme is strong industry engagement where companies are co-investors, support project specification and engage with the research directly.

Timeline of the 2020/21 intake

Academic areas of particular interest for the 2020/21 intake

The PhD proposals should relate to one of the six strategic aims of the Scottish Energy Strategy – The Future of Energy in Scotland:

  • 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 Oil and Gas Industry Strengths
  • Maintain Secure, Resilient and Flexible Energy Supplies
  • Empower Communities by Supporting Innovative Local Energy Systems and Networks

In addition, the following areas are of particular interest in 2020:

  • Off gas grid low carbon heat solutions
  • Encouraging consumers to engage in the energy transition
  • Zero carbon building retrofit
  • Negative emissions technologies
  • Enabling heavy vehicle users to move towards low carbon technology
  • Enabling the Hydrogen economy
  • Enabling a green socio-economic recovery
How to apply

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

The deadline for applications is 12 noon 30 September 2020.