Academic & Student Affairs

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Engineering in Industry Research Fund 

Holders of research studentships of more than one year's standing in the Faculty of Engineering may be given grants from the Engineering in Industry Research Fund to assist in attending conferences in connection with their studies which must be related to the applications of engineering in industry.  Applications can only be considered when the applicant cannot obtain a grant from any other source.  Applications should be made to the Dean of the Faculty.

Mackie Travelling Studentship in Mechanical Engineering

This studentship was founded by Messrs James Mackie & Son Ltd. in 1946.  The student will be required to study some advanced branch of mechanical engineering in a university or other suitable place outside the British Isles.

The value of the studentship, which can be used to supplement other awards to allow more extensive travelling, will be decided by the Finance Committee on advice from the Faculty of Engineering who will consider the proposed course of study submitted by the applicant.

School of Mathematics and Physics

Sir David Bates Memorial Trust Fund

This fund was established in 1995 by former colleagues and friends of the late Sir David Bates, MRIA, FRS, Professor of Theoretical Physics, who died on 5 January 1994.  It was inaugurated to commemorate his lifetime of service to Northern Ireland, the Queen's University of Belfast and to original research in science, especially in theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physics.

There will be a number of awards, each of not less than £200, not more than seven per year or fifteen every other year, but in any event deriving from the income of a capital sum.  The purpose of the awards is to assist postgraduate research students in the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (CTAMOP) (School of Mathematics and Physics) to attend and actively participate, in any one year, in an international conference in atomic, molecular and optical physics, such as ECAP, ICAP, or ICPEAC (and Satellites).  The encouragement of this participation in the dissemination and exchange of research expertise was dear to Sir David's heart.  Each award holder will be expected to acknowledge the 'Sir David Bates Memorial Trust Fund' in any published abstract or invited talk and to submit a short report afterwards to her/his supervisor and to the Head of the above Centre.

Candidates should submit written proposals, using the form obtainable from the Applied Mathematics Office, with the explicit support of their supervisors, to the Director of Research, CTAMOP, by 30 April each year.  The award(s) will be made each year on the recommendation of the Director of Research, CTAMOP, in consultation with the Professors of that Centre.  Preference will normally be given to second or third year full-time research students.  Merit and active participation are the principal criteria.

March 2010; May 2013

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Peter Benham Travel Award

This award was established in 1989 by Professor Benham on his retirement in recognition of 30 enjoyable years spent at the University, comprising 4 years as a student and 26 years as a member of staff in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering.

The annual award is approximately £300, derived from the income of a capital sum, and is to be available to research students studying aeronautical, mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

It is to be used as a contribution towards the travel cost and other expenses incurred by a research student (or students if the award is divided) in an activity which contributes to his/her research education.  This might include attendance at a conference or course, a visit to a research establishment, university or industry in connection with his/her research, etc.

Award holders will be expected to submit a short report on returning from the activity to their research supervisor and Director of the School.

Candidates should submit proposals, with the support of their supervisor, to the Director of the School by 1 December each year.  The award(s) will be made on the recommendation of the Director of the School after consultation with the respective heads of aeronautical engineering, and mechanical and manufacturing engineering.

Preference will be given to those candidates who do not have travel funds available from, for example, research councils or industrial contracts.

School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Arthur Naylor Travel Scholarships 

One or more travel scholarships were established in 1985 by the family, former students and colleagues of Arthur Holden Naylor, Professor of Civil Engineering 1938-63.

The scholarships to a total value of £800 may be awarded annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students in Civil Engineering for the purpose of travel outside the British Isles to enable them to extend their knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering.

Holders of the scholarships, which are tenable with other travel awards, will be required to furnish a report on the completion of their travel

The awards will be made by the Academic Council on the recommendations of the Head of School to whom applications giving details of the proposed projects should be submitted.

June 2006, May 2013

Alan Barnes Travelling Scholarship

Alan Barnes died in 1987 and to honour his memory, the Barnes family in conjunction with the Royal Society of Ulster Architects and the Queen's University of Belfast has established a travelling scholarship.  This scholarship will be open to any student born in Northern Ireland who studies at a recognised school of architecture in the British Isles and who is at present entering into their third year.

The scholarship is intended to help architectural students to travel and to study architecture overseas.  Applicants shall be required to:

(a) submit a full CV together with the names of three persons from whom references may be sought, two of these being directly associated with studies;

(b) submit a 500 word description of how they would use the scholarship effectively within the terms laid down;

(c) attend for an interview at a time and place to be arranged.

The adjudicators for the scholarship shall comprise the President of the R.S.U.A., one member of the honorary officers of the R.S.U.A., and a representative of the Queen's University of Belfast, to be agreed by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects and the University.

If, in the opinion of the adjudicators, none of the applications merits an award, the adjudicators reserve the right to withhold the scholarship.

June 2006

The Hamilton Architects Scholarship

Founded in 1987 within the Departure of Architecture and Planning through a donation by Messrs Blackbourne & McCombe.  It was renamed the Karl Construction Travelling Scholarship in 1991.  £1,250 travel scholarship awarded annually to the first year postgraduate student or students with the highest level of achievement in studio work in the Diploma of Advanced Architectural Studies course.

June 2006

The Victor Milligan Travel Scholarship

Travel scholarships were established in 1994 through funds donated by graduates, friends of the University and Golder Associates, Canada, in recognition of the immense contribution to engineering made by Vivtor Milligan, President of Golder associates, 1974-1984.

The scholarships to a total value of £600 may be awarded annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students in Civil Engineering for the purpose of travel outside the British Isles to enable them to extend their knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering.

Holders of the scholarships, which are tenable with other travel awards, will be required to furnish a report on the completion of their visit.

The awards will be made by the Academic Council on the recommendations of the Head of School to whom applications giving details of the proposed projects should be submitted.

No award will be made if, in any year, there is no proposal of sufficient merit submitted.

August 2006, May 2013

The W A Hill Civil Engineering Travel Fund

The fund was set up in 2007 by the son, daughter and grandson of William Allan Hill to commemorate his memory.

William Allan Hill graduated from Queen’s University in 1925 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and in 1934 with an MSc.   His career as a Civil Engineer began with the London Midland & Scottish Railway first in Belfast, then London, and continued with the Belfast & County Down Railway and the Ulster Transport Authority before his retirement in 1968.   He retained his interest in all aspects of civil engineering until his death in 2007 at the age of 102.

The fund is established to provide bursaries to facilitate travel and/or attendance at conferences in the field of structural engineering.   Preference will be given to bridge engineering.   Conferences may be interpreted to include visits to gain technical experience.

Bursaries can be awarded to anyone in the civil engineering department including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff.   A recipient should not receive more than one bursary in any three year period.

Applications in writing should be made to the Head of School to include name, contact details, description of the conference and a statement demonstrating how the conference will benefit the recipient and civil engineering at Queen’s.

A short summary of approximately 500 words describing how the bursary has been used is to be submitted to the donors, via the Head of School, within three calendar months of return from travel.

The maximum bursary available is £800.   The Head of School will review the value of the bursary every three years.

February 2008

The Alan Astin Memorial Fund

(See Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Travel Scholarships)

The Ray Armstrong Travel Bursary (Supported by John Sisk & Son)

This bursary has been established in March 2012 for an initial period of five years after which it will be reviewed by the donor.  The travel bursary is funded by John Sisk & Son in memory of the late Ray Armstrong, their colleague and friend.  Mr Armstrong graduated from Queen’s University in 1979 with a BSc in Civil Engineering.

The bursary of up to £3000 will be available annually until 2016 and thereafter reviewed by the benefactor.

The purpose of the bursary is to assist students to travel and undertake international work experience and to attend and/or present at conferences to enable them to extend their knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering.  The awards will be based on a written proposal (maximum 500 words) submitted to the Head of School by the applicants by the end of February and the end of September each year.  The applicants should define the learning outcomes of the travel and show how this will benefit their educational development.

Terms

(i)    The bursary is open to undergraduate, postgraduate, full and part time students on Civil Engineering programmes whose exceptional academic performance merits recognition.

(ii)    The decision to award will be based on the record of academic achievement and a supporting written statement of not more than 500 words. Two closing dates per year (end of February and September) will be agreed and advertised each year for submission of a written statement to the Head of School.

(iii)    Holders of the bursaries, which are tenable with other travel awards, will be required to furnish a post travel report (800 words) on the completion of their visit and submit this to the Director of Education one month after return. This report will be published within the School intranet for the benefit of other students and a copy made available to John Sisk & Son.

(iv)    The awards will be made by the Academic Council on the recommendation of a panel of staff chaired by the Director of Education.  No award/s will be made if, in any year, there is no proposal of sufficient merit submitted.

(v)    The bursary may be split between two or more candidates

(vi)    The John Sisk & Son company logo will appear in connection with the travel bursary on the website and other copy as appropriate

(vii)    John Sisk & Son will receive an invitation to the School’s graduation / prize giving ceremony

(viii)    The scholarship will be advertised on the School website.

May 2012