Mercia Award 2015

Postgraduate bursary in Medical Engineering 

Mercia Award 2015

The Worshipful Company of Engineers is one of the City of London Livery Companies, membership reflecting a balance between the principal disciplines of the Engineering profession. The objects of the Company include the development and advancement of the science, art and practice of engineering for the benefit of the public. Through its Charitable Trust fund, the Company gives awards and prizes to encourage excellence amongst qualified engineers and those in training and education.

The Mercia Award in Medical Engineering is made annually to a student (including students successfully completing their postgraduate studies in 2014) under 30 to provide a bursary of £500 towards the cost of a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies in Medical Engineering. The 2014 award was won by Wayne Ayre at Cardiff University.

The closing date for applications for the 2015 award is 31 January 2015, and candidates must be aged under 30 as at 30 June 2015.

Direct applications are not accepted; a candidate must be nominated by the University responsible for the programme, and not more than one candidate may be nominated by any Department in any one year. There is no formal application form; candidates are required to submit a CV together with a paper of not more than 1500 words, describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment, either within their own postgraduate project/​research work or more generally.

Submissions should consist of a single paper copy and an electronic copy via e mail, and should be accompanied by a formal letter of nomination from the candidate’s supervisor or Head of Department.

Selection will be carried out by a panel established by the Worshipful Company of Engineers. Heads of Department will be asked to provide a supporting statement for shortlisted candidates and the final selection may include formal interview if deemed necessary.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated high academic ability and a vision, enthusiasm, and commitment to the application of engineering within medicine or public health. The Award will be formally presented at the Company’s Awards dinner, to be held in one of the City’s Livery Halls in July 2015.

The Awards Coordinator for further enquiries and applications is:

Professor Peter Bullen, Worshipful Company of Engineers, 48 Lyndhurst Gardens, Finchley, London. N3 1TD. e mail: