The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is offering the James Clayton Award for members of the Institution who wish to obtain advanced training by undertaking postgraduate study. The award is worth up to £6,500. 

Awards are normally made for periods of not greater than one year to enable the recipients to obtain advanced training to supplement that previously obtained in mechanical engineering.

The award is for the following postgraduate studies:

  • A single module of a master's level course;
  • A complete master's level course (full-time);
  • A complete master's level course (part-time – limited to two years)
  • An approved programme of research in mechanical engineering.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £6,500
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)Institution of Mechanical Engineers

What it covers

£6,500 towards the cost of your study.

Who can apply

The James Clayton Award is open to members of IMechE who wish to obtain advanced training to supplement that previously undertaken in mechanical engineering.

Applicants must have satisfied the academic requirements needed for professional registration at either IEng or CEng level. 

Applicants must:

  • Be currently resident in the UK;
  • Intend to commence their advanced training course in the next academic session (if you have already commenced you are not eligible to apply);
  • Have received an offer of a place on the advanced training course;
  • Be an Associate member of the Institution (or higher grade of membership) at the time of applying for a scholarship;
  • Applications must be supported by three referees:
1. One who can vouch for the advanced training programme, confirming you have been accepted and providing a brief technical outline of the course or research you intend to undertake;

2. One who can state how the James Clayton Award will benefit your engineering development;

3. One who can vouch for your character and suitability for the James Clayton Award.

Further information

Please note that there are a limited of number of awards available for postgraduate study, which are awarded via a very competitive process that includes application review, shortlisting and interview.

The Institution does not reimburse costs for attending interviews from outside the UK. Within the UK, reimbursement is for reasonable off-peak and budget fares.

The value of the scholarship will not cover all of the financial expenditure associated with undertaking a postgraduate course, and substantial other sources of funding are usually required.

Extensions to awards will not be considered.

How to apply

The James Clayton award is awarded every other year and is due to be awarded again in 2019. For further details visit the IMechE website

The application deadline is usually the start of August, however please check the IMechE website for more information.