Information for Staff
Approximately 10 places in the CDT are currently available for students who will be starting their PhD between October and January 2012 on an energy related area, preferably of multidisciplinary nature, and who have at least three years full funding for a PhD. Students who are awarded a place will receive an extra six months fees and stipend to extend their period of study. This extra six months funding should ideally be spent at the beginning of the student's period of study.
As part of the CDT in Energy, students will undertake a PhD topic in an energy related area of research, but will also be involved in the CDT activities to learn about energy in a broader way. Students are expected to: attend and contribute to the CDT programme of events which includes guest lectures, site visits and supplementary lectures, for approximately 3 hours per week; submit a short report at the end of each year of research; present their research progress to the DEI management group and their peer researchers; be involved in public engagement and outreach activities; and attend joint events with CDTs in Energy in other universities. Applications to the CDT will be considered against the following criteria:
- Multidisciplinary nature of the project
- The academic quality of the student
- The scope and objectives of the doctoral research proposal, how it is aligned to the Durham Energy Institute's research strategy and key themes.
- The involvement of external partners - from both the private and public sectors
- The interest of the student in the broader aspects of energy
There are various routes for application into the CDT. Please see the below flowchart for information on the different application routes to join the CDT. If you already have funding for a PhD, and have appointed a student, please fill in the CDT application form, and submit, if at all possible before the student has registered at Durham. There are several places left for 2012/2013 entry - the CDT is currently open to applications.
If you have any questions about applying to join the CDT in Energy please contact: