The bursary scheme provides funding for EWB-UK members to set up branch projects, research projects or volunteer placements which contribute to their personal development and benefit partner development organisations.
Just last year EWB-UK Bursaries gave out 30 awards towards work in 20 countries, from looking at hygiene practices in Bhutanese schools to using waste water for crop irrigation in Brazil to rainwater harvesting in Tanzania.
What it funds
For examples of projects funded by the programme look here.
EWB-UK provides funding for its members, students and recent graduates, in the following areas:
- branch partnerships: this is a new feature in which branch projects can receive a £1,500 award.
- research: overseas field research or support for materials and testing in the UK, in the area of development engineering, as part of an undergraduate course, Masters/PhD, or independent research. In order to be considered for this type of bursary your research must be affiliated with EWB-UK . For more information on research bursaries please see the bursaries page within the research programme website.
- projects: projects or placements, usually in developing countries, which do not fit into the previous 2 categories. (EWB-UK placements are not funded by the bursary scheme.)
PLEASE NOTE: PROJECTS AND RESEARCH ARE CURRENTLY NOT FUNDED BY EWB-UK BURSARIES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES ABOUT THIS THEN PLEASE CONTACT US.
Examples of the various projects which have received funding through this scheme can be found by following the links in the box on the right of this page.
Who can apply?
To be eligible for a bursary, applicants must be all of the below:
- a UK citizen or resident
- a member of EWB-UK - become a member
- a student or recent graduate (within four years)
When can I apply?
Applications will be assessed within four weeks following the deadline after which you will hear the result of your application. The deadlines for the year 2011/12 are the last Monday of each month. Dates below
How can I apply?
Download an application form.