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Applications are now open for the Richard Dolby – Rolls-Royce Prize 2018

Applications are now open for the Richard Dolby – Rolls-Royce Prize 2018

NSIRC encourages postgraduates to participate in the 2018 Richard Dolby – Rolls-Royce prize, an award presented every two years by The Welding Institute’s Younger Members Committee (YMC).

The cash prize of £1,000 will be awarded to a young person (under 35 years of age) that can demonstrate success in, and enthusiasm for, welding, joining and/or materials engineering at the early stage of their career. There will also be three runners up places within the competition, each with an award of a £100 Amazon gift vouchers.

Judging begins with applicants writing a Technical Report (maximum of four A4 pages) on a subject related to welding, joining and/or materials engineering. Candidates short-listed for the final will then give a 20 minute presentation based on their project in front of a judging panel at TWI, after which the winner will be selected. The winner will then be invited to attend the TWI Annual Dinner in July 2018, where they will receive their prize and may also be invited to repeat their presentation at a subsequent TWI event.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and return it, along with your CV and abstract of approximately 500 words (plus 1 or 2 relevant tables, figures or graphs, if required), by email to ymc@twi.co.uk no later than close of business on Friday 17 November 2017.

Once your abstract has been accepted, only then will you be invited to submit the technical report (four A4 pages max) by close of business on 12 January 2018.

Applicants short-listed for the final must be prepared to travel to TWI for the presentation event in February 2018 (date TBC). Candidates will be required to present for 15-20 minutes on their subject and answer questions posed to them by the judging panel. Those who are short listed for the final will receive more detailed instructions at that time.

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Nicholas Brown - 2014 Winner

Applicants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements although expenses may be reimbursed, subject to agreement. 

The deadline for submission of initial applications and abstracts for the 2018 Richard Dolby – Rolls-Royce Prize is 17 November 2017.