Bursaries to Support Learning

An undergraduate bursary programme to support our student members through their studies.

Bursaries to Support Learning

An undergraduate bursary programme to support our student members through their studies. Each year we will award two bursaries to students at the end of their second year.  The recipients will receive £1,500 for each remaining year of their programme.

The bursaries programme is funded by the IOM3 Education & Outreach Trust, a registered charity (number 1201414) created to develop interest, recognise excellence and support professional development across all areas of the materials cycle.


Our bursaries are open to student members of IOM3 (for a minimum of 12 prior to application) who are undertaking an IOM3 Accredited or Certified undergraduate degree programme in any materials, minerals or mining-related discipline.

Candidates are eligible to apply at the end of their second year for a bursary of £1,500 for each remaining year of their degree programme, i.e. one year for BSc/BEng programmes and two years for integrated MEng/MSc programmes.

Judging criteria

The judges are looking for applicants with a strong academic performance that can also demonstrate going above and beyond the requirements of their course by engaging in extra-curricular activities such as subject-related work experience, involvement in outreach initiatives or community support.

Evidence of participation in IOM3-related activities, for example regularly attending Affiliated Local Society meetings, taking part in the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition, Future Materials, Minerals & Mining conference or other SECG event, or sitting on the committee of a student group will be looked upon favourably.

The application criteria will be reviewed on an annual basis.

How to apply

To apply for the grant please complete click on the Enter/Apply button.

This requires:

  • A statement from you explaining why you should be considered for the Bursary.
  • A statement of support from your tutor.
  • A short report, of no longer than 500 words, on a sustainability-themed subject of your choice that is related to your field of study. If shortlisted for interview, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on your report.

How will the awards be decided & Key dates

The judges will create a shortlist of five candidates based on the complete and eligible applications received. 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Monday 10 June and invited to attend a virtual interview (w/c 24 June) lasting 45 minutes to present their project and discuss their application.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 05 July.