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 21/04/2017 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Various scholarships offered by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining including:

Bosworth Smith Trust Fund

Approximately £5,000 is available for grants from the Fund 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.

Edgar Pam Fellowship

The Fellowship is awarded for postgraduate study in subjects within the fields of minerals and mining. Those eligible for the award 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 Bequest was established for the 'advancement of teaching and practice of geology as applied to mining'. One or more awards may therefore be made for travel, research or other objects in accordance with these terms (up to a value of £1,300).

Mining Club Award

The Award is offered to British subjects between the ages of 21 and 35 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 - for example, to study mineral industry operations in the UK or overseas, to present a paper at an international minerals industry conference or 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

Stanley Elmore Fellowships are tenable at a UK university for research into all branches of extractive metallurgy and mineral processing and, in special cases, for expenditure related to such research (normally 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, not older than 35 years, 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).

Eligibility Criteria

Between £1,500 and £5,500.

How to Apply

Application forms which are downloadable from the website may be returned by email to or in hard copy to:
Dr Graham Woodrow, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, The Boilerhouse, Springfield Business Park, Caunt Road, Grantham NG31 7FZ
Tel: +44(0)1476 513886, Fax: +44(0)1476 513899

Letters from supporters must be original documents.