Welcome Login

IET Postgraduate Research Awards

Open to students from outside of the UK

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, 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.