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Am I eligible?

For members of the IET who live in any country, as long as the travel is international

  • Have you been a member for a minimum of one year up to the date of application?
  • You need to be either a Student, Member, or Fellow. Some Associate categories and lapsed members are not eligible

How do I apply?

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

  • Your 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’ve already received an IET Travel Award, a year must have passed before you can apply again
  • You’ll be asked to attach evidence of travel (e.g. invitation from the conference organiser) and confirmation that you have applied for a visa if required
  • You will be requested to provide details of how any difference between the cost of the visit and the IET award will be funded
  • You’ll need to give details of your referee and send a request for a reference during the application 

How are the winners chosen?

The panel will assess how the conference or research project will benefit you and your studies/employment

  • You will be assessed on your research promise and evidence of ability.
  • Have you got a genuine financial need for the award, with insufficient assistance available from other sources
  • What are your aims and what is the merit of the conference or research project
  • How relevant is your conference or research project to the IET and the wider community
  • What are your main objectives of the conference/visit, including any supplementary visits which may be planned

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.