IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an Outstanding Researcher

Level of study
Doctoral research
Subject area
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 02/04/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

For PhD or EngD researchers in their third or fourth year of research, to assist with research work leading to the award of a Doctorate, with a preference towards electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.

The prize aims to help researchers to share advancing knowledge throughout the global science, engineering and technology community to enhance people’s lives around the world.

Value of Award

An award of £10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Postgraduate awards are for members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and are open to the following categories of IET membership: Student, TMIET, MIET and FIET. Associate and lapsed members are not eligible to apply.

  • Applicants must have been a member of the IET for at least one year by the closing date for applications.

  • Applicants do not need to be professionally registered engineers. However, applicants are expected to satisfy the educational requirements for Registration as either a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer.

  • Applicants need to have started their PhD or EngD research programme (MSc courses and MRes degrees are not eligible) by the closing date for applications and achieved at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in their first degree.

  • The scholarship maybe held in addition to a Student Loan, research grant, company bursaries or similar. However, candidates may not be in receipt of any other IET Scholarship or Grant.

  • On the application form you will need to include details of your referee.

  • Awarded on a competitive basis, applications are assessed by the Postgraduate Awards Panel.

  • The Panel will consider applicants for all postgraduate awards for which they meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Successful applicants may only receive an IET Postgraduate Scholarship or Prize during their PhD research.

How to Apply

Application details are available on the Institution of Engineering and Technology website.