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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Energy Training Scholarships

Information on Scholarships and Bursaries

Durham University has an extensive funding database provides a range of funding opportunities available exclusively at Durham University and from external sources to support your education at university.

You can also find on the following pages undergraduate and postgraduate funding opportunities.

Ørsted MSc scholarships available for 2018.

Ørsted (Formerly Dong Energy) are offering three scholarships for outstanding UK and EU students who will be starting either MSc in New and Renewable Energy or the MSc in Energy and Society in September 2018 to 2019. This is a unique opportunity as these scholarships are only available to students who wish to study on the MSc in New and Renewable Energy and MSc in Energy and Society at Durham University. The deadline for Ørsted scholarship applications is 15th July 2018. Find out more about the Ørsted scholarships.

Eaga Trust Bursaries for MSc dissertations on fuel poverty

Eaga Charitable Trust supports research into the causes and impacts of fuel poverty, and solutions to the problem. More information on the Trust and the work that it has supported can be found at

The Trustees of Eaga Charitable Trust encourage Masters students to write dissertations relating to fuel poverty issues. This is an area that provides research opportunities for new students that stretch as far as climate change, environmental justice, and visionary solutions to housing challenges and there is a huge knowledge bank of world expertise available in the way of supervisors.

The bursaries

Bursaries are available to UK and EU MSc/MA students who are proposing to write a dissertation on a topic linked to fuel poverty within the UK or other EU countries. The subject of the research needs to demonstrate direct relevance and application to UK fuel poverty policy.

The choice of topic within this broad area is left to the student. However, preference may be given to topics that link to the Trust’s current areas of focus. These can be found at

Trustees will award a maximum of three bursaries of £2,000 each in any given academic year. Institutions are invited to propose one or more potential recipients of these bursaries via application to the Trust Manager.

Application process

The documents which should be submitted in order to apply for a bursary are as follows:

1. A proposal outlining the proposed study which should be two sides of A4 in length. The bursary funding should be used explicitly on research and fieldwork costs and applicants should set out in their proposal how the funding would be used in their research.

2. A signed reference from the student’s supervisor or course convenor.

3. University exams office transcripts of undergraduate and Masters course results.

The course convenor or supervisor should send hard and electronic copies of the above documents to: Dr Naomi Brown, Trust Manager, Eaga Charitable Trust, PO Box 225, Kendal, LA9 9DR.

Application deadline date: End of March.

Trustees will consider applications in April of each year and the deadline for the receipt of applications is the end of March.