Where does the award come from?
Stanley Gray was the Chief Mechanical Engineer at the Port Directorate of Basra during the 1950s & 60s. When he died in 1973, he left half his estate to be held by the Institute in trust to create the Stanley Gray Fund. He expressed the wish that the money should be awarded via a scholarship or prize to wherever the Institute saw distinction in Marine Engineering.
This remit has been expanded following due process to include Marine Science and Technology. The Stanley Gray Series of prestige lectures, launched in 2002, is held to mark his generosity to, and patronage of the Institute.
Who is eligible?
- The applicant must be a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology in an appropriate category of membership
- Applicants should normally have obtained a relevant engineering or scientific degree or equivalent
- The topic of the proposed piece of research must be relevant within the fields of marine engineering, science & technology
How to apply
The application must be accompanied by a statement of support from the sponsoring organisation/university which sets out the capabilities, skills and aptitude of the candidate and his/her ability to benefit from the course of study or research to be undertaken.
Please note that as a condition of the award, the IMarEST is to be kept appraised of any technical papers or other outputs arising from the studies or research. The winner also agrees to work with the IMarEST Marketing and Communications Team to publicise the award and any resulting papers or presentations.
For further information, please see the criteria document.