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Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) fully funded PhDs at Loughborough, UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

Energy Resilience and the Built Environment: Fully funded PhDs

Recruitment for the October 2023 intake is now open .

The programme of study:

The ERBE Centre for Doctoral Training provides four-year (FT) PhD training at either Loughborough or UCL:

  1. Flexibility and resilience: the interaction between buildings and the whole supply system, through new generation and storage technology.
  2. Technology and system performance: demand reduction and decarbonisation of the built environment through design, construction methods, technological innovation, monitoring and regulation.
  3. 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 is here.

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.

Full or partial funding is available for international applicants with an exceptional academic record.

How and when to apply

Applying to Loughborough:

We have up to two fully funded studentships available. Due to funding restrictions, the studentship is only open to home students. You are welcome to apply with a research proposal based on a self-generated project idea, or you can write a research proposal based on one of the project ideas here. Submit your application, including an outline research proposal, by Midnight on 9 July 2023 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 ERBE23. For help see here. Informal enquiries to

Applying to UCL:

Recruitment at UCL is now OPEN for the following 7 projects:

Deadline for all projects: Wednesday 31 May 2023 @23:59 (UK time)

For all UCL enquiries please email and see our website

Available projects

Join us and help make a difference!

We do not accept applications outside of the main recruitment phases or by CV only.
Follow us on Twitter: @ERBECDT.

Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE CDT) fully funded PhDs at Loughborough, UCL (UK) and MaREI (IRL)

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