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IET Awards - Postgraduate scholarship

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IET Postgraduate Scholarship


Two awards of £2,500 

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

The IET Postgraduate Scholarships aim to encourage excellence in engineering research at universities in the United Kingdom.

These scholarships are financed from bequests given to the IET by the late Mr P S Hudswell (a former member of the IET) who left a substantial bequest to assist members with research, and the late Joseph William Beauchamp, who left a bequest to assist members with their education.

Two scholarships are available each year.  They are worth a maximum of £2,500 each and are tenable for one year.   

2015 winners

Image of Pawan Shrestha   Pawan Shrestha was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. Pawan completed his BE from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and ME from the University of Waikato, New Zealand in Electronics Engineering. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Electronics Engineering at the University of Cambridge as a Schiff Scholar. His thesis title is "Fabrication of Optically Addressed Spatial Light Modulator (OASLAM) and its application to 3D display".
Image of Oliver Stevens   Oliver Stevens was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. Oliver is based at the multi-disciplinary Interface Analysis Centre at the University of Bristol. His thesis title is "Miniature Raman probes for cancer diagnosis".

2014 winners

image of Girish Rughoobur   Girish Rughoobur was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. Girish is a first year PhD student in the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge. His thesis tile is " "Thin film bulk acoustic biosensors: a study on nanomaterials and design optimisation for multiplexed and real-time sensing."

image of Richard Taylor   Richard Taylor was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. Richard received a BEng and an MSc from the department of electronic and electrical engineering at the University of Sheffield in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Since then he has been working towards his PhD, his thesis is on "All semi conductor photonic crystal surface emitting lasers"

2013 winners

Image of Neil Vaughan

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.

Image of Min Zhang

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, as a Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholar.  Her thesis title is: High temperature superconductors and their application in electrical machines.”


2012 winners

Image of Christopher Spargo 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”.
Image of Jeannette Heilligers

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."


Submit an application for an IET Postgraduate scholarship

The online application form for 2017 scholarships will be available later this year.


2016 Key dates


Postgraduate interviews (if short listed):
1 June 2016 in London


IET Achievement Awards:
16 November 2016, 13:00 (GMT)


Regulations for the IET Postgraduate scholarship