Awards, prizes and scholarships within engineering and technology
Other IET Awards
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 4 June 2014.
The deadline for 2014 has now passed and applications for 2015 will open in July 2014.
For information on 2015 applications please check this page regularly. 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.
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.
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.
IET Postgraduate Scholarship
Two awards of £2,500
To assist IET members in undertaking postgraduate research in the UK.
|Alison Gibbings was awarded the IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an Outstanding Researcher of £10,000. Alison is a co-located PhD student at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde and the Systems, Power and Energy research division, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. Her research, which she started in 2009, is on the experimental and analytical modelling of laser ablation for the deflection, exploration and exploitation of Near Earth Asteroids.|
|Wassif Shabbir was awarded the IET Hudswell International Research Scholarship of £5,000. Wassif, originally from Sweden, is a doctoral student at Imperial College in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research, which he started in 2011, involves modelling and control of hybrid vehicles, with particular focus on the energy management of the powertrain.|
|Samantha Simons was awarded the IET Leslie H Paddle Scholarship of £5,000. Samantha graduated from the University of Surrey with a first MEng (Hons) degree in Medical Engineering and her PhD is also at the University of Surrey. Her research, which she started in 2012, is on the Analysis of brain signals, with advanced signal processing techniques, to help in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.|
|Neil Vaughan was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500, contributing towards his biomedical engineering PhD Studentship at Bournemouth University, which he started in 2010. His research with Poole Hospital NHS develops patient-specific medical simulations reproducing epidural needle insertion procedure.|
|Dr Min Zhang was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. She started her PhD in the Department of Engineering at University of Cambridge in 2010. Her research interests encompass a variety of fields of electrical engineering and applied physics, with major emphasis on high temperature superconductors and their applications in energy system.|
|Sean Maguire received the Leslie H Paddle Scholarship of £5,000. Sean started his Research at the University of Cambridge in October 2011 and is expected to complete this work in December 2014. His Thesis Title is “Fusion of Sensor Data for Novel Applications in Attitude Estimation and Performance Measurement in Manned and Unmanned Aircraft”.|
|Christopher Spargo was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. He started his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Newcastle University in October 2011 and is expected to complete this work in October 2014. His Thesis Title is “Reluctance Machines for Traction Applications”.|
Jeannette Heiligers was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. She started her PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in October 2009 and is in the final stages of completing her research.
Her Thesis Title is “Non-Keplerian orbits using hybrid propulsion for Earth applications."
See other IET Prizes for postgraduate students at Other student awards
Submit an IET Postgraduate application
2014 key dates
Deadline for application forms and references:
3 April 2014, 17.00 GMT
Interviews (if short-listed):
4 June 2014 in London
The IET Achievement Awards Ceremony:
19 November 2014, 13:00 (GMT)