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

 

Applications on our industry focussed research themes are encouraged, but you can cover other topics.

Applications

  • 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 of completion of the research project
  • produce an executive summary of 200 - 300 words within two months of completion of the research project (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 istructe.org, and potentially be used by IStructE for future marketing purposes to promote the grant
  • if you are not a student member of IStructE, you agree to automatically become a student member*

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.

(*Student Membership of the Institution is free).

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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Maximum grant £800
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Previous winners

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2016/17 MSc Research Grants

Publish Date - 1 June 2017

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project to establish whether crowd simulation software, supplemented with a pedestrian loading model, could be a suitable tool for the analysis of human-induced vibrations of structures.

Price – Free

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This poster describes techniques of coating recycled concrete aggregate with shredded waste plastic bags.

Price – Free

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2016/17 MSc Research Grants.

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project to asses the viablilty of using structural topology optimisation to create a new exoskeleton for lattice self-supported towers.​

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Location – N/A

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project that analysed the experimental behaviour of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) wrapped exterior beam- column joints with detailing under static loading.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Location – N/A

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project to study the effectiveness of using bonded glass-fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) strips to strengthen joints in glass.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project to research the extremely variable physical properties of bamboo and predict the structural capacity of individual ‘culms’.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Location – N/A

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project that studied the response of a 12-storey cross laminated timber (CLT) structure designed by TRADA.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Location – N/A

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project that undertook both experimental and numerical incremental dynamic analysis of cantilever and soil-structure interaction models.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Location – N/A

Price – Free

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This poster describes a project to enable lower-cost, formwork-free, 3D manufacture of individual concrete elements reinforced with a novel, ultra-high performance, non-corroding fibretendon.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Location – N/A

Price – Free

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