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ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme 2019 is now open for applications!

27 Jun 2019

We are delighted to announce that the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is now open for the academic year 2019/20.

ETP will award grants of up to £30k towards PhD projects that support the Scottish Government's Energy Strategy. Project proposals are being sought from ETP member universities for projects that are supported by industry. 


Testimonials from PhD researchers and their industrial sponsors that have taken part in the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

Renewable Heat Networks: Modelling for robust design 
"As my project approaches its completion, I am pleased to say that it was a great experience for me as I had the chance to work with great academics and industrial partners"
Dr Sotirios A. Kyriakis - PhD Graduate, University of Glasgow  

"Our knowledge through this project has already increased tremendously thanks to the collaboration with the student and supervisors. We hope that this was just the beginning of a successful collaboration between our company and academia. All this began thanks to ETP's help"
Dr Michael Feliks, UK Operations Manager, Cluff Geothermal Ltd - Industrial Sponsor 

Compliant Coatings for Tidal Turbine Blades 
"The collaboration with multiple universities and an industrial partner was truly motivating. It was a pleasure and an honour to work with a supervisory team including senior academics with such broad expertise"
Tamás István Józsa,  - PhD Student, University of Edinburgh  

"Tamás' research has delivered valuable insights in the area of compliant surfaces and the role they may play in contributing to surface frictional resistance. This work provides insight into the areas of focus which may yield the greatest benefit.
Dr Barry Kidd, International Paint - Industrial Sponsor 


The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is beneficial for: Industry

Help deliver your business objectives by supporting a PhD at one of Scotland's leading Universities

Participation in the programme will provide companies with a cost-effective means of supporting high quality, applied research and development that is directly relevant to your company's development challenges.

For more information on how this programme can benefit companies, please click here. 

Past and current industry sponsors of the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme include companies that specialise in engineering, manufacturing, construction, chemicals and energy.


For information about the application process, please visit here. The deadline for applications is 12 noon 30 August 2019.

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