The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Postgraduate Scholarships
- Level of study
- Doctoral research, Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
- Subject area
- Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
- EU, Overseas (Non-EU), Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK
- Type of Award
- Deadline for applying
- Closed 31/03/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has a number of funds available for the support of research and travel in the materials, metals, minerals and mining disciplines. Awards are made in the form of scholarships, grants and bursaries with specific criteria for funding. Funds are available for research, postgraduate study, career development and travel expenses.
The scholarships currently offered by IOM3 include:
Bosworth Smith Trust Fund
The Bosworth Smith Trust Fund is for the assistance of postgraduate research in metal mining, nonferrous extraction metallurgy or mineral dressing. Applications will be considered for grants towards working expenses, the cost of visits to mines and plants in connection with such research, and purchase of apparatus. Available fund: £5,000
The scholarship is offered for the assistance of postgraduate research in metal mining, nonferrous extraction metallurgy or mineral dressing. Applications will be considered for grants towards working expenses, the cost of visits to mines and plants in connection with such research, and purchase of apparatus. Available fund: approximately £5,000
Edgar Pam Fellowship
The Fellowship is awarded for postgraduate study in subjects within the fields of minerals and mining. Eligible candidates are young graduates, domiciled in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK, who wish to undertake advanced study or research in the UK. The maximum value of the Fellowship, which is tenable for one year, is £2,000.
G Vernon Hobson Bequest
The award is established for the advancement of teaching and practice of geology as applied to mining. One or more awards (up to a value of £1,300) may therefore be made for travel, research or other objects in accordance with these terms.
Mining Club Award
The Award is offered to British subjects who are actively engaged in full- or part-time postgraduate study or in employment, in the minerals industry, as defined by the Institute, for travel purposes e.g. to study mineral industry operations in the UK or overseas, to present a paper at an international minerals industry conference, to assist the applicant in attending a full-time course of study related to the minerals industry outside the UK - or for any other similar purpose that may be regarded as being within the spirit of the Award. Value of up to £1,500
Stanley Elmore Fellowship Fund
The Stanley Elmore Fellowships are tenable at a UK university for research into all branches of extractive metallurgy and mineral processing. In special cases, the Fellowship is offered for expenditure related to such research. Two scholarships of up to £14,000 may be funded for any one year.
The Tom Seaman Travelling Scholarship
The Scholarship is awarded annually to a member who is training or has been trained for a career in mining and/or related technologies. The scholarship shall be to assist the study for an aspect of engineering in the minerals industry, with the intention of advancing the associated standards or techniques. Nomination is via an application and possible subsequent interview (value of up to £5,500).
Value of Award
Between £1,500 and £14,000.
The Institute judges the applications received for each award in respect of academic excellence and scholarship. The application must therefore specify academic ability. Candidates merely seeking assistance for financial hardship will not be considered.
Applicants for these awards must ensure that the particular fund from which support is being sought is relevant to their field(s) of interest. Applications not in accordance with the specified terms and conditions of the various funds, those which are received after the closing date each year, and those for which the appropriate levels of support have not been received by that date, will not be accepted for consideration.
How to Apply
In order to apply for any of the scholarships offered, please register for an account through the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining website and complete the online application form.