Energy Resilience and the Built Environment: Fully funded PhDs
Recruitment for October 2022 is now open at Loughborough University.
The programme of study:
The ERBE Centre for Doctoral Training provides four-year (FT) PhD training at either Loughborough, UCL or MaREI in one of three themes:
- Flexibility and resilience: the interaction between buildings and the whole supply system, through new generation and storage technology.
- Technology and system performance: demand reduction and decarbonisation of the built environment through design, construction methods, technological innovation, monitoring and regulation.
- Comfort, health and well-being: buildings and energy systems that create productive work environments and affordable, clean, safe homes.
Funded students will receive a tax-free stipend, plus UK fees for four years (conditions apply). Part-time study is also possible.
Further information about the ERBE CDT can be found here: erbecdt.ac.uk/
Who we are looking for:
Applications are invited from graduates with a good first degree (first or 2:1) in one of the following areas: physics, mathematics, engineering, chemistry, natural sciences, materials science, data analytics, computer science, statistics, social science, architecture or other building and energy-related disciplines.
Applicants with other relevant qualifications or extensive relevant industry experience who can show evidence of a scientific and engineering research capability may also apply.
Loughborough University and UCL offer a stipend and fees to all eligible students with the above or equivalent qualifications.
MaREI offers funding to UK, EU and overseas students.
Any applicant who is self-funded, in receipt of an independent scholarship, or who is fully industry-funded is also welcome to apply; this should be indicated clearly on your application form.
All applicants must meet the minimum language requirements of the relevant organisation.
How and when to apply
Applying to Loughborough: submit your application, including an outline research proposal by 23:59 on 12th March 2022. For projects of particular current interest see the “Projects seeking applications” on this page: erbecdt.ac.uk/apply/. Applications are accepted through the application portal here. When prompted, select the programme ‘Energy Resilience and the Built Environment’, then ‘EPSRC CDT Energy Resilience in the Built Environment’ and quote advert reference ERBE22. For guidance with the application process, please see here.
Informal enquiries can be sent to: Civ.Eng.Pgr@lboro.ac.uk
The four-year studentship is intended to start by 1 October 2022 and provides a tax-free stipend of £15,609* a year for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the home rate. During this round of advertising we are only accepting applications from those who meet the eligibility criteria for a full EPSRC award.
*Awards increase every year. The levels given here are for 2021 to 2022.
We also accept applications from those who wish to self-fund, are in receipt of an independent scholarship, or are fully industry-funded; this must be indicated clearly on your application. The difference between home and international fees cannot be met by the ERBE CDT. Further information about funding eligibility can be found on the UKRI website: