Pai Lin Li Travel Grant

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Due to the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions, the Pai Lin Li Travel Grant has been suspended for 2021.

An opportunity for young members to pursue innovative and creative ideas in another country.

The Pai Lin Li Travel Grant provides a fantastic opportunity to spend four to six weeks experiencing the technical, economic, social and political conditions in another country and to examine how these various factors affect the practice of structural engineering.

Topics for study


Studies of innovative materials and construction techniques are particularly encouraged.



Please provide a detailed proposal (of around 800 - 1,200 words) giving:

  • the objectives of the study
  • an itinerary of places and people to be visited (who should have already been contacted)
  • a statement of expected costs

Please also provide:

  • your CV
  • the name and contact details of two referees
  • a supporting statement from your employer

You may be interviewed before receiving your grant.

Conditions of the grant


By accepting the grant you agree to:

  • give a livestreamed lecture on your findings
  • allow all project details to appear on

Related Resources and Events


Report submitted by Kavinda Isuru Nanayakkara, recipient of the Pai Lin Li Travel Award Grant in 2018.

Publish Date – 2 July 2019

Location – N/A


Fiona Hughes, a Student Member of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team, describes the 2016 mission to Ecuador - and the significance of their report.

Publish Date – 17 October 2018

Location – N/A

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