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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

 

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.

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

Publish Date - N/A

Price – Free

Report

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

Publish Date - N/A

Price – Free

Report

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

Publish Date - N/A

Price – Free

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2015/16 MSc Research Grants.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Author – Andreas Nicolaou and Konstantinos Tsavdaridis

Price – Free

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2015/16 MSc Research Grants.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Author – K Athira and D Neeraja

Price – Free

Report

A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2015/16 MSc Research Grants.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Price – Free

Report

A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2015/16 MSc Research Grants

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Author – Suneina Jangra

Price – Free

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2017/18 MSc Research Grants.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Author – Emily Pepper and Christian Málaga-Chuquitaypea

Price – Free

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2017/18 MSc Research Grants.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Author – Mohammad A. Mahmoud and Alessandro Tombari

Price – Free

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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2017/18 MSc Research Grants.

Publish Date - 30 August 2019

Author – Scott O’Reilly and Rod Jones

Price – Free

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