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IET postgraduate scholarships

 February 22, 2017

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The Institute for Engineering and Technology (IET) strives to improve engagement between individuals and the organisations who deliver technology solutions to the world. One way in which it achieves this is through an array of scholarships, programmes and awards.

Five impressive scholarships on offer

Where Women Work is delighted that the IET is awarding up to five scholarships ranging from £2,500 to £10,000 to impressive postgraduates. Applicants must be IET members who have started their PhD or EngD research programme and achieved a 2:1 or higher in their first degree.

Enhancing lives

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

Criteria for postgraduate scholarships

Take a look at their criteria to see if you’re eligible to apply for this amazing opportunity.

  • Postgraduate awards are for members of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Applicants do not need to be professionally registered engineers, but they must satisfy the educational requirements for Registration as either a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer
  • Applicants must have achieved at least a 2:1 (or equivalent) in their first degree
  • Scholarships are intended to reward excellence rather than alleviate financial hardship. An IET Postgraduate scholarship may be held in addition to a Student Loan/EPSRC grant, or similar, and company bursaries.
  • The postgraduate research must have started prior to submitting an application; MSc courses are not eligible
  • A reference will need to be sent independently by the referee
  • Awarded on a competitive basis, applications are assessed by the Scholarships Committee
  • Applicants do not need to apply for a specific scholarship. The Committee will consider applicants for all scholarships for which they meet the eligibility requirements
  • Candidates may not be in receipt of any other IET Scholarship or Grant
  • Successful applicants are not allowed to make a repeat application.

Previous winner - Sophie Morrison

Sophie completed her thesis “The use of thorium-fuelled Light Water Reactors to manage the UK's plutonium stockpile”. Sophie is undertaking her PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She obtained a MSc in Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College, graduating top of her class, before moving to Cambridge.

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