The purpose of the bursary is to encourage and support these individuals to work on technical research projects or community based projects that contribute to safety of life at sea - for example with a project related to safety of navigation, support for seafarers, education etc.
The bursary can be used to support planned or existing projects, ranging from activities and events to promoting marine engineering, science and technology as a career, through to undertaking research overseas, or undertaking other voluntary activities.
These bursaries are for undergraduate and postgraduate students, cadets and apprentices. To apply an individual must be:
- Current IMarEST Student (SIMarEST) member*
- Enrolled in a full time undergraduate or postgraduate course or undertaking a cadetship or apprenticeship at time of application
- Studying topics or working in a field related to marine engineering, science or technology
- In the first 5 years of a marine-related career
- A UK resident
Awardees will also be asked to deliver a presentation at an appropriate location and support social media and communications activities. The awardees will need to work with the IMarEST and Trinity House to promote and report on their activity. By working together the aim is to raise the profile of the IMarEST, of Trinity House and of the marine sector, of seafarers and of the importance of maritime safety.
The application requires:
- - Contact details and proof of compliance with the criteria
- - A description of project or activity including statement of purpose, method, and impact
- - Personal Statement: Description of why this project was chosen and what it is hoped will be accomplished
- - Contact details for a referee who is willing to provide a written statement in support of your application