Mercia Awards 2017

Postgraduate Bursary in Medical Engineering 

Mercia Awards 2017

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 2016) under 30 to provide a bursary of £500 towards the cost of a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies in Medical Engineering. The 2016 award was won by Reham Badawy at Aston University.

The closing date for applications for the 2017 award is 28th February 2017 and candidates must be aged under 30 as at 30th June 2017.
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 and a very brief summary (paper title, one sentence description of the paper, name of applicant, position and university) on a single PowerPoint slide. Submissions should consist of an electronic copy sent 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 of 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/​presentation, normally held in one the City’s Livery Halls, in July 2017.

The Awards Coordinator for further enquiries and applications is:

Professor Peter Bullen

Worshipful Company of Engineers

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