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IET Awards - Postgraduate scholarship

Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology

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Postgraduate scholarships and prizes


If you achieved a 2:1 or higher in your first degree and are an IET member (or are interested in becoming a member) then why not apply for an IET Postgraduate scholarship worth up to £10,000? Applications are welcomed from students who are part way through their doctorate degrees.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from students who have not yet commenced their postgraduate research or from students undertaking MSc courses. 

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview in London on Wednesday 3 June 2015. 

Please note that successful applicants will not be eligible to make a repeat application.


IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher

One award of £10,000

To assist IET members working towards a doctorate for research in engineering or technology at an internationally recognised university with a high reputation for research.

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Leslie H Paddle Scholarship

One award of £ 5,000

Intended for IET members carrying out doctoral research, which will further the art, science or practice of electronic engineering or radio engineering at a university within the UK.

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Hudswell International Research Scholarship

One award of £5,000

To assist IET members with advanced research work leading to the award of a doctorate at an internationally recognised university or research establishment with a high reputation for research in the field of electrical, electronic, manufacturing or information engineering.

The research programme must be undertaken outside the applicant’s home country. Applicants must be in the first or second year of the research programme.

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IET Postgraduate Scholarship

Two awards of £2,500

To assist IET members in undertaking postgraduate research in the UK. 

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See also


Two of the 2014 winners

  image of Alan Ryan Alan Ryan was awarded the IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an Outstanding Researcher of £10,000. Alan holds a BEng and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Trinity College, Dublin, respectively. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where his research focuses on utilising the natural polymers, collagen and elastin, as a basis for growing blood vessels in the lab using tissue engineering techniques.
  image of James Gilbert

James Gilbert was awarded the IET Leslie H Paddle Scholarship of £5,000. James’s research is in the field of astronomical instrumentation for large optical telescopes.  He is developing new ways to enable observations of thousands of stars or galaxies in a single night, by quickly repositioning optical components within the telescope using robotic systems.  His work is rooted in electronics and control but also has substantial aspects of software and opto-mechanics, which means he needs to keep abreast of developments across several disciplines.  


Related links:

See other IET Prizes for postgraduate students at Other student awards




Submit an IET Postgraduate application

The online application form for the 2016 awards will be available later this year.


2015 key dates


Interviews (if short-listed):
3 June 2015 in London


The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony:
18 November 2015, 13:00 (GMT)


Postgraduate Reference form 2015

Postgraduate Flyer 2015

Alternative Sources of Financial Assistance