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Research/Knowledge transfer awards



In order to encourage and foster the next generation of wind engineers, WES offers three small grants aimed primarily aimed at those in the early stages of their careers. The award panel meets every year around the end of March and the end of September. The deadline for submissions are the end of February and the end of August.

The Tom Lawson research project award

The Tom Lawson grant supports both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who, as part of their JBM accredited degree, undertake challenging and innovative wind engineering related research. The typical value of the award is not likely to exceed £500 and it is envisaged that a maximum of three awards are available each year subject to the quality of the applications. A completed application form should be submitted by the academic supervisor no later than the end of February. Successful projects must be carried out in next academic year. Please note, the academic supervisor submitting the application needs to be a member of the society. As a condition of the award, the successful applicants are required to produce a thought provoking wind engineering article based on their research for publication in the society′s newsletter. The application form can be found here:The Tom Lawson research project award

The Kit Scruton travel award

WES recognizes the importance of national and international networks in not only developing a strong career and but also in the dissemination and acquisition of knowledge. Thus, in recognition of Kit Scruton′s influential work in the development of wind engineering, the society is pleased to offer the Kit Scruton travel award. Match funded awards up to the value of £500 are available to members of the society as part funding for wind engineering activities. It is envisaged that no more than three awards will be made in any one year. Members wishing to apply should submit a short application not exceeding 1000 words outlining how the travel award will help to fulfil the aims of the society as well as helping to further their wind engineering knowledge. In addition, a full break down of expected costs should accompany the application. As a condition of the award, the successful applicants are required to produce a thought provoking wind engineering article based on their research for publication in the society′s newsletter. The award panel meets every year around the end of March and the end of September. The deadline for submissions are the end of February and the end of August.

Best research presentation competition

Typically, one prize per year is awarded to the best presentation at the WES Research Day and WES Conference. The prize is awarded based on recommendations by the committee members and is not restricted to members of the society.

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