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Awards, bursaries and grants
Awards, bursaries and grants
Awards are regularly offered by WES, depending on the funds available. Please check this space for regular updates.
In Scotland the Doris Gray Award provides scholarships, bursaries and project enabling grants.
The Gillian Skinner Award recgonises "behind the scenes" contributions to WES by members.
WES supports the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award by presenting the Women's Engineering Society Prize to the runner up to honour young female talent in engineering.
The Isabel Hardwich Medal is presented to WES members who have made an outstanding contribution above the call of duty to the Society over a sustained period.
Bursaries and Grants
Bursaries and grants are regularly offered by WES, especially to attend the WES conferences, depending on the funds available. Please check this space for regular updates.
1. Where to get funding to study engineering at undergraduate and post graduate level - other than WES Awards?
The IET have some postgraduate scholarships worth up to £10,000. Students must have started their course prior to submitting an application. More info
The IET offers a range of scholarships of up to £3,000 p.a. for undegraduates in the UK or Ireland. More info
- All Engineering Institutions have grants - most are untapped every year. List of Institutions etc. Engineering Council UK - http://www.engc.org.uk/
- Daphne Jackson Trust. The Daphne Jackson Trust is an independent charity which offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships to scientists, engineers and technologists who have taken a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons. More info
- The Sir Robert Malpas Bursary administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering has been established by Sir Robert Malpas CBE FREng - patron of WES - to enable outstanding graduate engineers to study for a full time MSc course in creative engineering at a UK university.
- The Panasonic Trust which is administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering aims to encourage and support the professional development and retraining of engineers in the UK. It achieves this objective by providing funding for individuals to study courses which are designed to develop or update their knowledge and skills in new or emerging technologies and the various fields of engineering, manufacturing, materials science, environmental technology and IT. More info
- The Royal Society have a number of bursaries and grants available for engineers including the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship to support candidates in their early career. More info
- The Arkwright Trust awards scholarships to high calibre Year 11 students to support them throughout their studies in Years 12 and 13.
- Money To Learn - 14-19 year olds. This is administered by the Government. The website has lots of useful information. More info
- The Worshipful Company of Engineers. This Company works to promote and develop all aspects of the science, art and practice of engineering within a social and charitable ethos which is at the core of the Livery movement. One-off grants are made on behalf of the Charitable Trust Fund by the Worshipful Company of Engineers Charity and Grants Committee. More info
- HEA UK Travel Fund The UK Travel Grants scheme is designed to promote the sharing of good and innovative practice in the sector. It provides funds for staff and students to engage in activities that will support the development of teaching and learning practice by contributing to travel, accommodation, subsistence and event fees that will be incurred.
- Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers
2. How do I find work placements?
- Year in Industry placements -link: http://www.yini.org.uk/students.php
3. How do I decide which is the most suitable university to go to?
- Look for a degree accredited by one of the Engineering Professional Bodies. Engineering Council UK link: http://www.engc.org.uk/education--skills/accreditation/accredited-course-search.aspx
4. What about Travel Awards?
- If you would like to broaden your professional experience through undertaking a study tour, working in industry or attending a conference, the IET has some travel awards. You must be a member of the IET to apply. More info