IET Postgraduate Research Awards

Open to students from outside of the UK

Where are they now?

Read more about our previous winners and where they are now.

What’s on offer?

Seven awards are available:

  • four x £2,500 prizes
  • two x £5,000 prizes
  • one x £10,000 prize

All of our prizes recognise excellence and are awarded on a competitive basis. We interview shortlisted candidates, and once we’ve chosen the winners, present them with their prizes at our prestigious Achievement Awards ceremony.

IET Postgraduate Prize: up to four awards of £2,500

To assist with research leading to a Doctorate, with a preference towards electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.

Leslie H. Paddle Scholarship: £5,000

To encourage excellence in engineering and technology research, with a preference for electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.

Hudswell International Research Scholarship: £5,000

To encourage excellence in engineering and technology research, with a preference for electrical, electronic or manufacturing engineering.

IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher: £10,000

To help researchers share their knowledge throughout the global science, engineering and technology community, with the aim of improving people’s lives around the world.

What else do I need to know?

  • You'll need to have been an IET member for at least one year by the closing date for applications (Student, Member and Fellow categories can apply).
  • You'll need to have achieved a 2:1 or higher in your first degree and be registered on a PhD or EngD research programme.
  • Use Naric who convert qualifications to the UK equivalent.
  • You can be in any year of your PhD or EngD research programme, but you must have started it by the application deadline.
  • You do not need to be a professionally registered engineer, but you must meet the educational requirements for registration as either a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer.
  • You can apply for an award if you have a student loan, research grant, company bursary or similar or have won an IET Travel Award, but you can’t be a recipient of any other IET scholarship or bursary.
  • On the application form you'll need to include details of your referee.
  • The panel will consider you for all postgraduate awards where you meet the eligibility requirements.
  • If you're successful, you'll only be able to receive one IET Postgraduate Award during your PhD research.

When's the deadline?

  • 8 April 2021: Deadline for applications
  • 3 June 2021: Interviews for short-listed 

Payments

If you're successful, you'll receive a one-off payment of between £2,500 and £10,000.