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 26/04/2019 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

Various scholarships are 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.

Centenary Scholarship

The annual Scholarship (value £500/annum), which is restricted to first or second year undergraduates in student membership of the Institute, will be awarded for projects, visits, etc in furtherance of the recipient's career development in the fields of minerals and mining.

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).

Value of Award

Between £1,500 and £5,500.

Eligibility Criteria

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

The application form, along with the full submission instructions, is available to download from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining website.


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