Scholarships & funding opportunities

John Blackburn Main Scholarship

Through the generosity of the family of Mr John Blackburn Main, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has set up a fund to support students from the Department to gain work experience overseas, preferably in a shipyard or related environment in the Far East.
  • Number of scholarships Up to four are made available each year.
  • Value £3,000
  • Opens 1 January 2017
  • Deadline 24 February 2017
  • Help with Living costs, Travel costs, Study abroad costs
  • Duration single payment


Current Undergraduate students in third or fourth year who are spending between one month and three months in a different country to help with their project work. There is a preference for students to go to shipyards in the Far East, although it is not necessary.  At the end of the placement, each scholarship holder is required to submit a technical report.

Awards are also available for PhD students in their second year of study.

Number of Scholarships

Up to four are made available each year.

Contact us

Contact Dr Phil G Sayer

How to apply

If you would like to learn more or to apply contact

Dr Phil G Sayer