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Arthur Naylor Scholarships

These scholarships were first established in 1985 by the family, former students and colleagues in the University in memory of Arthur Holden Naylor, Professor of Civil Engineering 1938-63.

Scholarships to a value of £1,000 per year may be awarded biennially (alternating with the Victor Milligan Scholarship) to students planning to start any undergraduate engineering degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering.  Selection for the scholarships will be based on students' academic performance at school and, optionally, on an interview.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Prize

The prize was established in 2001, by the Institution of Wastes Management.  The prize, currently to the value of £100, is awarded to the student on any undergraduate Civil or Structural Engineering degree programme with the highest marks in a project dissertation on a topic relevant to sustainable waste management.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Prize

A prize, first established in 2000, of £100 is awarded annually to the Stage 4 student on the MEng in Environmental and Civil Engineering course who is adjudged to have the best performance in Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the course or to the student with the second best performance if the student with the top performance in the MEng in Environmental and Civil Engineering is also the top student of all MEng courses within the School.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Civil Engineering Fund

The Civil Engineering Fund was established in 1980 from external funds generated through research and short courses related to research.  The income from this fund will be used to provide scholarships for high quality undergraduate M Eng students.

Scholarships to a value of £1000 per year will be awarded to a student planning to start any MEng degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering.  Selection for the scholarships will be based on students' academic performance at school and, optionally, on an interview.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Construction Employers’ Federation Prizes

A prize, first established in 1983, of £100 is awarded annually to the Stage 4 student on the MEng in Civil Engineering course who is adjudged to have the best performance in Stages, 2, 3 and 4 of the course, or to another student with exceptional performance if the student with the top performance in the MEng in Civil Engineering is also the top student of all MEng courses within the School.

A further prize, also first established in 1983, of £50 is awarded annually to the Stage 3 student on any MEng course within the School who is adjudged to have the best performance in Stages 2 and 3.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The McCall Foundation Scholarship

The McCall Foundation Scholarship was set up in 2017 by The McCall Foundation to encourage and reward students in Civil Engineering at Queen’s. Mervyn McCall, the donor, is a Queen’s graduate in Civil Engineering and, although he feels he is considered a success by most standards, he is very aware and grateful for the help he got along the way. He is from a working class family, but graduated in the days of grants and wants to help students today.  

The scholarship is open to all UK residents (as determined by fees status) registered in Stage 1 on the full-time BEng Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast.

One Scholarship of £2,500 per annum will be awarded to the student on the BEng Civil Engineering in Stage 1 with the highest mark on average across all modules at the end of semester 2 (at a level of 60 or above) with a declared household income below the minimum published threshold to determine eligibility for a full grant.

One payment of £2,500 will be made to the successful student on identification of the scholarship winner in Stage 1. Payments will be awarded in Stages 2 and 3 based on the result of the end of year examination results and subject to scholarship holders achieving progression to the next stage of their programme of study or graduating.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The Graham Prize (Civil Engineering)

This prize was set up by the company in 1999.  A cheque of £100 is awarded to the student in Stage 3 with the highest mark in Project Management and Engineering Data.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The Hugh Turtle Prizes in Civil Engineering 

Founded by a gift in 1953 from Hugh Turtle, Esq, LLD, at least two prizes to a total value of approximately £250 will be awarded annually for the best projects/dissertations by BEng students and MEng students in the School.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The Institution of Civil Engineers Prize

A prize, instituted in 1972, of £250 plus a Certificate of Merit is awarded annually to the Stage 4 Civil Engineering student in the School who is adjudged to have put up the best performance in the last two years of a JBM-accredited civil engineering degree.

The recipient must be a student member of ICE.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The Institution of Structural Engineers Prize

First established in 1961 a prize (currently to the value of £100) is awarded to the Stage 4 student on the MEng in Structural Engineering with Architecture course, who is adjudged to have the best performance in Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the course, or to the student with the second best performance if the student with the top performance on the MEng in Structural Engineering with Architecture is also the top student of all MEng courses within the School.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Victor Milligan Scholarship

These scholarships were established in 2001 through funds donated by graduates, friends of the University and Golder Associates, Canada, in 1994 in recognition of the immense contribution to engineering made by Victor Milligan, President of Golder Associates, 1974- 1984, and through a donation by Victor Milligan in 2001.

Scholarships to a value of £1,000 per year may be awarded biennially (alternating with the Arthur Naylor Scholarship) to students planning to start any undergraduate engineering degree programme in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering.  Selection for the scholarships will be based on students' academic performance at school and, optionally, on an interview.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The Basil Wilson Prize

The Basil Wilson Prize was established in June 1990 by the friends and colleagues of B.C.S. Wilson who, before his death in 1986, held a named post in Mediterranean and South West Asian Archaeology, to commemorate his academic interests in the material culture of that area.

The prize, of a value of approximately £200, will be awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has produced the highest overall mark in the final examination in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

The Dr Sarah M. Holland Memorial Prize

This prize derives from a fund established in 1978 by the parents of Dr Holland to commemorate her great love of geography and her happy association with the Department of Geography of the University.

The prize fund of approximately £300 shall be awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners in Geography, has produced the best performance in the final examination in Geography. If there are two students, that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

E. E. Evans Prizes

These two prizes were established in 1972 by the friends and colleagues of Professor Estyn Evans to commemorate his long and distinguished service in the University and the affection in which he was held by his colleagues, students and friends.

  • A £100 prize shall be awarded annually, funds permitting, to the student who, in the opinion of the Examining Board in Geography, presents the most meritorious dissertation as part of the final honours examination in Geography.
  • A £200 prize shall be awarded annually, funds permitting, to the student who, in the opinion of the Examining Board in Geography, produces, at the first sitting, the most meritorious result across Geography Stage 1 modules at the end of the first year.

The Jack Kerr Bequest

The Jack Kerr Bequest was etablished in 2006 and currently comprises 10 students awards and the hosting of an annual lecture. The ten awards and the annual lecture are as follows:

Kerr Masters Program Scholarship

The Masters Program Scholarship, of a value of £500, will be awarded to the Masters student (full-time) entering an Archaeology/Palaeoecology-based Masters Program who, in the judgement of the Kerr Bequest Committee, has achieved the highest degree results in their final undergraduate degree program, preceding entry to the Masters Program.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the Scholarship will be divided equally between the two.

Kerr Memorial Lecture

The purpose of this award is to enable the School to invite a Guest Speaker to the university to speak on a topic, which will have significant resonance in terms of Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

The Kerr Bequest Committee will select the speaker and undertake to coordinate the event.

The Kerr Prize (Level 1)

The prize, of a value of £100 will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) taking 50% modules or more in Archaeology and Palaeoecology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance at the first year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

The Kerr Prize (Level 2)

The prize, of a value of £100 will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) taking 50% modules or more in Archaeology and Palaeoecology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance at the second year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

The Kerr Prize (Level 3)

The prize, of a value of £100 will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) taking 50% modules or more in Archaeology and Palaeoecology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance at the final year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology and has not received the Basil Wilson Prize.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

Kerr Meritorious Performance Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has shown the greatest academic improvement between year 2 and year 3.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

Kerr Final Year Dissertation Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded to the student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has produced a Dissertation which was awarded the highest mark, as part of the final year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

Kerr Independent Project Prize

The prize, of a value of £50, will be awarded to the student (full-time) who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners in Archaeology and Palaeoecology, has produced an Independent Project which was awarded the highest mark, as part of the final year examinations in Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two. The Board of Examiners reserves the right to withhold the prize if it is agreed that a suitable project has not been submitted in that academic year.

Kerr MSc Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) undertaking the Masters course in Archaeology & Environment, Dating & Chronology and Professional Archaeology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced the best overall performance in the Master’s level taught modules.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

Kerr MSc Dissertation Prize

The prize, of a value of £100, will be awarded annually to the student (full-time) undertaking the Masters course in Archaeology & Environment, Dating & Chronology, and Professional Archaeology who, in the judgement of the Board of Examiners, has produced a Dissertation, which was awarded the highest mark.

If there are two eligible students that cannot be differentiated, then the prize will be divided equally between the two.

Kerr Fieldwork/Visit Award

The purpose of this award is to assist a student or students (full-time) with a fieldwork project or visit. The award is available to students who have successfully completed a Level 1 or Level 2 Archaeology and Palaeoecology Degree program within the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology.

An application form must be completed and the Kerr Bequest Committee will select the successful candidate(s). The recipient(s) of the award must complete an illustrated report of 1,000 words following completion of the fieldwork or visit.

Mitchel-Common Prize

This prize was established in 1987 by Mr Mitchel and Dr Common, members of the academic staff of the Department of Geography from 1961-1987 and 1958-1987 respectively. The prize of the value of approximately £50 shall be awarded annually to the student in any faculty who in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, has produced an especially meritorious performance during any year of study within the Department of Geography.

Postgraduate Awards / Prizes

PhD Studentship Information Available Here

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Prize for MSc in Environmental Engineering

First awarded in 2018, this prize was established by CIWEM in recognition of the relevance of the Masters course to industry, to foster stronger links with QUB and to encourage students to progress their professional qualifications through the Institution.  A prize of £100 is awarded annually to the student with the best overall performance on the MSc Environmental Engineering.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Wolfson Fund

In 1980 a fund was set up from external funds generated by the Wave Power Research Group, initially funded through the Wolfson Foundation.   The income from this fund will provide scholarships for research students and may also be used to support research projects in Civil Engineering.

Students who have commenced research degree programmes in Civil Engineering within the current academic year may apply for a scholarship of £1000.  Staff and research students in Civil Engineering may apply for research funding, which may be awarded to one or more projects, up to a total value of £3000 in any one year.  Candidates researching in the field of wave power and marine renewability will be given preference.

Applications in writing, using the advertised application form [not yet available for 2019], should be made to the Head of Civil Engineering, giving details of the proposed project.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Click here to apply for a Wolfson scholarship: PG & MEng Scholarship Summer 2019

Click here to apply for Wolfson research funding: Civil Engineering research funds 2019

Deadline for applications: 14 June 2019

The 75th Anniversary Fieldwork Prize

The 75th Anniversary Fieldwork Prize was set up in 2006 by the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology.  The Award was created following the success of the Royal Geographical Society /Institute of British Geographers’ Annual International Conference in January 2002.

The Prize will be awarded annually to student(s) registered for a higher degree within the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology.  The purpose of the prize is to assist a student or students with a fieldwork project.  Preference may be given to a cultural environment and/or international project.

The awarding committee will include the Head of School (or their nominee), at least two Directors of Research and the Postgraduate Coordinator.

The total money awarded annually will initially be a maximum of £1,000*

The Scholarship may be awarded in conjunction with any other prize, or award or studentship.  A student may not normally be awarded the prize more than once during the student’s postgraduate registration.

Procedure:

The regulations, details for the prize and an application form can be obtained from the School Manager in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology from November onwards.  The deadline for receipt of applications is the first Friday in February.

Applications should be typed and need to include the following:

  • Student's name, address and student number
  • Name of Supervisor
  • A brief explanation about the nature of the project (preference may be given to cultural environment and/or international research projects)
  • A plan to include how the prize money will be spent
  • Details of any other funding/awards
  • A signed endorsement from the Supervisor.
  • In the event of a tie the prize will be divided.

* Any remaining sum in the income balance will be re-invested annually to maintain the value of the prize.  The value of the award and the regulations will be reassessed by the Head of the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology every 3 years.

Kerr Masters Program Scholarship

The Masters Program Scholarship, of a value of £500, will be awarded to the Masters student (full-time) entering an Archaeology/Palaeoecology-based Masters Program who, in the judgement of the Kerr Bequest Committee, has achieved the highest degree results in their final undergraduate degree program, preceding entry to Masters program.

If there are two eligible students, that cannot be differentiated, then the Scholarship will be divided equally between the two.

Awards open to both Undergraduates and postgraduates

Royal Society ESSO Energy Awards - Civil Engineering

In 1994, four researchers from Queen’s won the highly prestigious Royal Society ESSO Energy Award.  The four researchers were Professor Whittaker, Professor Long, Professor Raghunathan and Dr Wells.  All four agreed to donate their prizes to the University so that annual student prizes could be established within the Faculty of Engineering.  ESSO agreed to match the prize money.

A prize to the value of £200 is awarded to the student on the Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree programmes with the highest marks in a Stage 3 Project on any topic promoting energy conservation/environmental engineering.

In addition, a prize to the value of £200 is awarded to the student on any postgraduate taught Masters degree programme under the control of the Civil Engineering Exam Board with the highest marks in a dissertation promoting energy conservation/environmental engineering.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

The Gordon Millington Scholarship

The scholarship was set up in 2007 by Dr Gordon Stopford Millington OBE as a tribute to the work of the Irish Academy of Engineering and to support students, particularly those who might face financial constraints, to further their studies to Masters level.  Gordon Millington graduated from Queen’s University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.   He was a senior partner in Kirk, McClure and Morton and received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree from the University in 2001.   During his working life he was involved with the structural design of the Waterfront Hall, the Ashby Building at Queen’s and the restoration of the Grand Opera House.

Applications will be accepted following the Summer Exam Board (June) up to a publicised deadline in July/August each year.  Applications will be open to students entering any of the current Masters degree programmes run by Civil Engineering or entering the final year of any of the MEng degree programmes in Civil or Structural Engineering. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the best academic achievement and other outstanding performance, along with the strength of the applicant’s case for support.

Applicants must have at least a 2:1 or, if not yet graduated, have achieved the equivalent in the third year of a MEng degree programme.  This is an annual award and will be in the region of £2,000, made payable at the end of the first semester. 

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Click here to apply: PG & MEng Scholarship Summer 2019

Deadline for applications: 29 August 2019

Travel Awards

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 civil engineering including undergraduates, postgraduates and staff.   A recipient should not receive more than one bursary in any three year period.

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 Civil Engineering, within three calendar months of return from travel.

The maximum bursary available is £1000. Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.  

Click here to Apply: Travel Scholarship Summer 2019  Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019

 

The Abdur Rahim Mahsud and Jim Dornan Travel Scholarships

These travel scholarships were set up by Queen’s University Alumni Professor Jim Dornan and his wife Dr Samina Dornan in recognition of the support and material sacrifices made by their parents in encouraging them to achieve their academic goals.

The scholarships are intended to provide students with the opportunity to benefit professionally, socially and academically from travel.

These scholarships were established in 2011, initially for a period of five years but now extended to 2020.   A total of £3,500 is available per annum.   There can be one or more recipients per year.The scholarships are open to students on undergraduate degree programmes in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Environmental Engineering and students in their first year of in any of the postgraduate taught degree programmes run by Civil Engineering.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students to travel outside the British Isles and enable them to extend their knowledge in these fields of engineering.

The scholarships will be awarded based on a written proposal (maximum 500 words) using the advertised application form.  The applicants will define the learning outcomes of the planned travel and show how this will benefit their educational development.

Holders of the scholarships, which are tenable with other travel awards, will be required to furnish a report (800 words) on the completion of their visit and submit this to the Head of Civil Engineering one month after return.  This report will be published within the School for the benefit of other students.

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Click here to Apply: Travel Scholarship Summer 2019 Deadline for applications: 14 June 2019

 

 

Arthur Naylor Travel Scholarships

These scholarships were first established in 1985 by the family, former students and colleagues in the University in memory of Arthur Holden Naylor, Professor of Civil Engineering 1938-63.

One or more travel scholarships to a total value of £800 may be awarded annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Environmental Engineering for the purpose of travel outside Britain and Ireland to enable them to extend their knowledge in these disciplines.

Full details including conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Click here to Apply: Travel Scholarship Summer 2019  Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019

 

Victor Milligan Travel Scholarships

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 Victor Milligan, President of Golder associates, 1974-1984, and through a donation by Victor Milligan in 2001.

The scholarships to a total value of £600 may be awarded annually to undergraduate or postgraduate students in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Environmental Engineering for the purpose of travel outside Britain or Ireland to enable them to extend their knowledge in these disciplines.

Full details including conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Click here to Apply: Travel Scholarship Summer 2019  Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019

 

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

The bursary was established in 2012 and is funded by John Sisk & Son in memory of the late Ray Armstrong, their colleague and friend.  Ray Armstrong graduated from Queen’s University in 1979 with a BSc in Civil Engineering.

A sum of up to 3000 will be available annually until 2020, after which it will be reviewed by the benefactor.  The travel bursary is open to all undergraduate, postgraduate, full- and part-time students on a Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree programme, whose exceptional academic performance merits recognition.  There can be one or more recipients per year.

The purpose of the bursary is to assist students to travel to undertake international work experience and attend/present at conferences to enable them to extend their knowledge in the relevant field of engineering.

The awards will be based on a written proposal (maximum 500 words) using the advertised application form.  The applicants will define the learning outcomes of the planned travel and show how this will benefit their educational development.

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

Full details and conditions of the award are available in the University’s Scholarships and Awards Handbook.

Click here to Apply:Travel Scholarship Summer 2019 Deadline for applications: 14 June 2019