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MSc Research Grants

Annual grants by the Institution's Research Fund support postgraduate research projects carried out as part of a full time or part-time MSc degree programme.

Topics for study


Industry focussed research themes.



  • Applications should be made by academic project supervisors on behalf of students. Each supervisor may only make one application per year
  • Projects may be undertaken by a student or two students in partnership
  • If you’re a student interested in a grant, please consult your supervisor

Applications will be assessed based on:

  • Likelihood of scope for further research
  • Extent of innovation
  • Relation to a practical problem
  • Feasibility

Please submit your application in English.

Conditions of the grant


By accepting the grant you agree to:

  • select a suitable student to undertake the project, provide the required supervision and arrange the necessary university resources for the successful execution of the project
  • deliver an A0 poster highlighting the project’s features within two months
  • produce an executive summary of 200 - 300 words within two months (relating the project outputs to practice or further research required where possible)
  • inform the IStructE technical team of any changes in circumstances that would affect the proposed project at the earliest opportunity
  • allow all project details to appear on

Grants are not transferable to other supervisors or projects.

The £800 grant will be paid in two installments: £600 will be paid at beginning of project to the supervisor for project costs including equipment, consumables and software licenses.

£200 is paid to the student on submission of all deliverables.

Poster Prize

The best poster receives a £150 prize and will be displayed at our annual Young Researchers Conference.

More information


Please contact our technical team.

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