We look for new, innovative projects or proposals to develop ongoing research. A portion of this research must be conducted within a university.
Applications based on our industry focussed research themes are encouraged, but you are welcome to cover other topics.
Applications will be assessed on:
Additional assessment criteria:
We also encourage pilot studies that may not attract conventional Research Council funding.
Please submit your application in English.
Funding can be split between the university and industrial partner, although it is more likely that the majority will go to the academic partner.
The grant may be used by an academic partner for materials, test equipment, software, modest travel costs (less than £1,000), and salary for researcher or lab technicians.
Funds going to an industry partner can be spent on equipment and software but not on staff costs. The industry partner can support the project through funding, equipment and materials for researchers, mentoring and supervising work.
By accepting the grant you agree to:
The £6,000 grant will be paid in two installments: £5,000 upfront and £1,000 on delivery of a project summary.
You may be asked to present your research at additional IStructE events, although this is not a condition of the award.
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Pai Lin Li Travel Award Lecture by Victoria Richardson.
The executive summary of a 2016 Research Award wining project.