15 March 202213:00 - 16:00 GMT
The Young researchers conference returns for its 24th year. This online event will feature the best research projects from PhD students in structural engineering.
Apply to present at next year's conference for an opportunity to showcase your research to other young researchers, young engineers and industry professionals. The best presentations will win a prize from a pot of £1000.
Deadline for applications is Monday 6 December 2021.
The Institution’s research panel have identified a number of themes that are relevant to the Climate Emergency, to the future development of the profession and to the needs of those that benefit from the structures that we produce.
The intent is that research effort, industry activity and societal needs benefit from this future direction, guidance and contextual alignment. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how their submissions contribute to one or more of the topic areas.
Researchers in academia or industry with fewer than five years' research experience, such as PhD students (from second year on) or researchers with up to one year of post-doctoral experience.
If you are currently engaged in research and will have more than one and less than five years research experience at the date of the conference, 15 March 2022. This means that eligible presenters will normally be 2nd, 3rd or 4th year PhD students or 1st year post-doctoral researchers.
Postgraduate researchers who are not registered for a PhD are still eligible to present their work if they have between one and five years research experience at the date of the conference.
Researchers based in industry are welcome to apply if their research has the potential for impact outside of the applicant's own company with potential benefit to the wider structural engineering profession.
Applicants are usually expected to be under 35 years of age.
Those who have already given an oral presentation at a previous IStructE Young Researchers Conference are no longer eligible to present their research at this conference.
Those who have previously given a poster presentation at the IStructE Young Researchers Conference may apply to deliver an oral presentation as they will be ineligible for a poster presentation.
Discover the range of structural engineering research happening around the world
Contribute questions to the presenters
Connect with the PhD researchers and industry professionals with a passion for great research
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