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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Information for Staff

The CDT is currently recruiting applicants for 2019/2020. CDT places are available for students who will be starting their PhD between October 2019 and January 2020 on an energy related area, preferably of multidisciplinary nature, and who have at least 3.5 years full funding for a PhD. CDT activities are funded through DEI funds, there are no additional costs to students associated with CDT membership.

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 2-3 hours per week during term time; submit a short report at the end of each year of research; present their research progress to the CDT 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

If you already have funding for a PhD, and have appointed a student who you would like to be considered for CDT membership, please fill in the CDT application form and submit as soon as possible.

The CDT is currently recruiting for members in 2019/2020.


Further Information

If you have any questions about applying to join the CDT in Energy please contact:

Dr Douglas Halliday (CDT Director)
Tel: +44 191 33 43471

Lynn Gibson
CDT Administrator
Tel: +44 191 334 3690