Montage of photos showing previous award winners throughout the years.

IET Awards - Postgraduate scholarship for an outstanding researcher

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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.

The IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher is open to doctoral researchers undertaking research in any country. It has a value of £10,000 and a tenure of one year.

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.


2013 winner - Alison Gibbings

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Thesis title:  On the Deflection, Exploration and Exploitation of Near Earth Asteroids: An Experimental and Analytical Analysis

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.




2011 winner - Sandira Gayadeen

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Thesis title: Design of Beam Stabilisation Control Systems for the Diamond Light Source

Sandira conducted her research at the University of Oxford.  





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2015 key dates


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


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



Regulations for the IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher

Postgraduate Flyer 2015

Postgraduate Reference Form 2015