Information for Students
Benefits of Joining
Becoming a member of the CDT in Energy will provide you with a unique opportunity to undertake world-class specialist research whilst also gaining a multidisciplinary understanding of the different dimensions of energy.
If you are selected to become a member of the CDT in Energy your period of doctoral study will be extended by 6 months, during which time we will meet the costs of your tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide you with a tax-free maintenance grant at the pro rata UK Research Councils national studentship rate. This extension to your studies will give you the ability to attend the CDT's programme of guest lectures, supplementary courses, workshops and site visits whilst you complete your doctorate.
Requirements and Eligibility
To be considered for membership of the CDT in Energy you need to:
- Have been accepted on to a programme of doctoral study at Durham University commencing in the 2012/13 academic year (October 2012 onwards)
- Be planning to conduct research into an energy-related field.The CDT is truly multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from students who will be conducting research into all aspect of energy, whether that be from a pure science, engineering or social perspective.
- Have secured funding for your PhD.
Your application to join the CDT in Energy will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Your academic history and performance to date.
- The scope and objectives of your doctoral research proposal, focusing on whether it is multidisciplinary in nature and 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 - in your research.
- Your general interest in the broader aspects of energy.
To read about the different projects that current members of the CDT are working on click here.
You and your supervisor need to complete and submit a CDT in Energy Application Form to apply for membership, which can be downloaded below. This form asks you and your supervisor to provide information about your doctoral project and your general interests in energy, and it will be used in conjunction with the information you provided when you applied for admission to Durham to study for your PhD.
Your application will then go on to be reviewed by one of the Durham Energy Institute's (DEI) theme leaders and then potentially onto the DEI's Management Group. If your application is selected to go forward to be considered by the DEI's Management Group and be asked to undertake a brief interview.
If you have any questions about applying to join the CDT in Energy please contact:
- CDT Application Form 2012-2013 (last modified: 27 September 2012)