The Royal Academy of Engineering plans to boost UK teaching of electrical engineering by launching two brand new funding initiatives injecting cash into this sector.

In the first year, six Engineering Teaching Prizes of £10,000 each will be awarded to lecturers in electronics or electrical engineering who have opted to remain within higher education during the early years of their career and who have distinguished themselves from their peer group by showing a continuing commitment to teaching and professional activities.

In addition, the Academy plans to award a further six Research Student Development Fellowships to PhD students to add value to the research orientated education of PhD and EngD students whose research is focused on electronics or electrical engineering. This scheme is also offering awards totaling £10,000, with £5,000 being awarded to the selected recipients at the commencement of their second year with the opportunity to apply for a prize of a further £5,000 on completion of their studies.

This programme has been made possible through the generosity of the ERA Foundation.

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, the Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship - comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers - provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

For more information please contact

Dr Claire McLoughlin at the Royal Academy of Engineering