Scholarships & funding opportunities

Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards

The Engineering Leadership Award Scheme was created by The Royal Academy of Engineering to help undergraduate engineering students, the engineers of tomorrow, realise their potential and achieve their goals.

The Awards are made to provide carefully planned training and experience over three years which may not be available through the university, but which will furnish students with the skills and capacity to fast-track their career after graduating.


  • Number of scholarships varies
  • Value £5,000 over three years
  • Opens 1 September 2015
  • Deadline 9 January 2017
  • Help with Equipment and study costs
  • Duration Three years


  • Applicants do not need to be UK citizens but must be eligible to pay UK home tuition fees and ordinarily resident in the UK. Students on short-term exchange programmes are not eligible
  • Applicants must be registered on an acreddited MEng engineering programme at a UK university
  • Applicants must be in the third year of the MEng degree programme 
  • Applicants must have the potential to become an inspirational role model to the next generation of engineers and aim to reach a position of project or team leadership within the engineering industry within five years of graduation

Note: Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected

Further Information

As the UK’s national academy for engineering, The Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.

Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards help ambitious and inspiring engineering undergraduates to become leadership role models for the next generation of engineers and undertake an accelerated personal development programme.

Awardees will receive:

  • assistance from the Academy to create personal development plans, enabling awardees to plan the use of their awards in the short term, and outline their intentions in the medium and long term
  • £5,000 to enable them to act on their personal development plans over a period of three years
  • an annual training and networking weekend at which all the current award holders from the different year groups are brought together

The initial sum is sent after a personal development plan has been approved. The remaining funding is paid following approval of annual reports and updated personal development plans as needed

Contact us

All questions should be sent to Jacqueline Clay , Programme Manager - Research and University Programmes,



How to apply

  • All prospective applicants must submit an application form via the Academy’s online system, together with any supporting documentation. The online application form and guidance notes can be found on the online grant system. Please visit: Royal Academy of Engineering
  • A selection panel composed of Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering will review the applications and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a selection event 
  • Those applications shortlisted at the Panel stage will be invited to a selection interview event at the Academy on Friday 31st March 2017. This will comprise an interview and group activities that will enable us to decide who successful candidates will be.