Research Opportunities

This page has information on standing opportunities to join the Centre.

For information about specific openings, scholarships or fellowships, see the Centre Opportunities page.

Visiting Scholars And PhD Students

The Centre for Energy Ethics (CEE) welcomes visiting scholars and students who wish to spend time in the Centre’s interdisciplinary research community.  Visiting scholars may apply to visit the Centre for a period of 1 to 12 months, whether for a short research visit or for an extended stay during sabbatical leave from their own university. 

In the first instance, visiting scholars and students should contact Centre Director Dr Mette High or another academic host within the Centre, who will make a proposal to the Head of School and Director of Research.  Upon approval the academic host will complete the University’s Visiting Scholar Notification Form.

Visiting scholars and students are encouraged to attend Centre and School events, such as research seminars, workshops and other activities.  Visiting scholars and students will be charged a fee as a contribution towards the cost of providing access to computer facilities, building facilities and the University library and collections.  Access to specific research facilities, including labs, technical equipment and rare collections, must be discussed in advance.

The University has further information for visiting scholars and students along with information regarding fees.

Artist in Residence

The CEE Artist in Residence scheme gives an artist the opportunity to develop their skills, build on their creative practice, exhibit new work, engage with our energy research and become part of a community of scholars in ways that are inviting and out-of-the-ordinary.

The purpose of this Residency is to produce new work in response to the questions, findings, theories, methods, collaborations or other dimensions of our research. By making interdisciplinary connections between art and energy research, the artwork can inspire and challenge both scholars and visitors.

During the residency, the artist will be given the opportunity to work from the workshop spaces of collaborating institutions and immerse themselves in the research environment of the CEE and the University more broadly.

The scheme is for ‘emerging’ artists, aiming to supporting those who are in the first 5-15 years of their professional careers.

The scheme is due to launch in Autumn 2022.  More information to follow.

Centre for Energy Ethics Research Internship Scheme

The Centre for Energy Ethics (CEE) offers Undergraduate and Masters students the opportunity to gain experience in academic research through the Centre for Energy Ethics Internship Scheme. The scheme gives students the opportunity to enhance their learning experience by working on academic research projects with CEE members.

Internship Calls

If you are interested in participating in the scheme, please submit a short application comprising a cover letter stating your motivation, skills and topic interests to the [email protected].

Your application can be submitted at any time and will be kept on file for staff reference. Twice a year applications will be be reviewed and students will be informed when CEE members are seeking assistants.

Key facts:



Undergraduate or Masters student at University of St Andrews
Project location: Centre for Energy Ethics, University of St Andrews
Funding: Projects are allocated in 6-hour blocks and students are paid £54 for each block of work completed. A student can hold more than one block, although no student should be asked to work hours that are incompatible with their studies.
Project length: 2-12 weeks