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Travel Awards 2018

If you are a member of the IET, we can provide grants to help you present a paper or poster at conferences around the world, or participate in international research visit or projects.

Grants are given out six times a year.  We award around two grants in each round.


How much are the grants worth?     

We can award grants of up to £500.


Who is eligible?

The awards are for individuals who:

  • Have been a member for a minimum of one year up to the application (student membership counts)
  • Reside in any country, as long as the travel is international


How do I apply?

  • You can apply for a grant at any time during the year

  • The travel should take place at least one month after the closing date for applications

  • You can't submit an application after an event has taken place

  • You can make up to two applications within a twelve-month period

  • If you have already received an IET Travel Award, a year must have passed before you can apply again

  • Please click the blue 'Apply' button above

  • You will be asked to attach documentary evidence of the travel intention (e.g. invitation from the conference organiser) and confirmation that a visa has been sought (if required)


How are the winners chosen?

Your entry will be assessed on the following:

  • The quality of your application

  • Your research promise and evidence of ability

  • The aims and merit of the conference or research project

  • How the conference or research project will benefit you and your studies/employment

  • The relevance of the conference or research project to the IET

  • A genuine financial need for the award, with insufficient assistance available from other sources


If you're selected for an award, you'll be asked to reference the IET, for example by including an IET logo in your published paper/poster and you will need to send us a report of around 1,000 words within one month of returning from your trip, which will be published on the IET awards website.


Key dates

Application dates

Applicants notified by

24 January 2018 7 February 2018
21 March 2018 4 April 2018
16 May 2018 6 June 2018
25 July 2018 8 August 2018
26 September 2018 10 October 2018
21 November 2018 5 December 2018


Submit a Travel Award application:

Please click the blue 'Apply'  button above



Reference form (doc)


See also

Previous winners

Alternative Sources of Financial Assistance (PDF)

Image of Nikita Hari presenting at the Power Engineering, Computing and Control Conference 2017 Nikita Hari, 2016 winner

Image of Nikita Hari presenting at the Power Engineering, Computing and Control Conference 2017 audience Power Engineering, Computing & CONtrol-PECCON’17, India