Institution awards five MSc research grants

Published: 11/01/2012

Five MSc research projects have been awarded £500 each by the annual MSc Research Grant Scheme funded by the Institution's Research Fund.

The MSc research grants scheme sponsors postgraduate research projects carried out as part of a full or part-time MSc degree programme. Every year grants of £500 are available for the best project ideas, plus an additional £500 is presented to the best report and poster.

Grants up to a maximum of £500 will be awarded: £200 of which will be awarded to the student and up to £300 of which will be awarded to the university to cover project costs (e.g. equipment, consumables, software licences etc). A breakdown of costs must be provided as part of the application. Grants are paid on commencement of the project.

The projects and their supervisors are:

  • Connections in advanced composite materials - Mr David Trujillo, Coventry University
  • The effect of directionality of ground motion on moment-resisting space frame models - Dr Tiziana Rossetto, University College London
  • Combined chemical/biological healing of cementitious materials - Dr Michael Harbottle, Cardiff University
  • Prestressed ceramics - Dr Christopher Burgoyne, Cambridge University
  • Evaluation of timber soleplate and masonry plinth interaction and its effects on the racking performance of timber frame walls – Professor Abdy Kermani, Edinburgh Napier University

These projects were chosen for their innovation, their relationship to a practical problem, and the likelihood of the outcome providing scope for further research.

More details about the scheme and the above projects are available on our MSc research grants page.

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