The Mercia Award is a £500 postgraduate bursary in Medical Engineering awarded by the Worshipful Company of Engineers, one of the City of London Livery Companies, to a student undertaking a taught or research programme of postgraduate studies (including postgraduate studies within the MEng) in Medical Engineering. The winner also receives a Medal and Award Certificate.
The Award will be formally presented at the Company’s Awards Dinner in one of the City of London Livery Halls in the summer of 2019 (provisionally planned for September).
The successful candidate will have demonstrated high academic ability and a vision, enthusiasm, and commitment to the application of engineering within medicine or public health.
Direct applications are not accepted; a candidate must be nominated by the University responsible for the programme, and not more than one candidate may be nominated by any Department in any one year.
There is no formal application form; candidates are required to submit a CV together with a paper of not more than 1500 words, describing how engineering techniques are being used for the advancement of medical treatment, either within their own postgraduate project/research work or more generally and a very brief summary (paper title, one sentence description of the paper, name of applicant, position and university) on a single Powerpoint slide.
Submissions should consist of an electronic copy of the paper, CV and summary slide sent via e mail (address below), and should be accompanied by a formal letter of nomination from the candidate's supervisor or Head of Department. Alternatively the complete submission can be posted to the address below:
Professor Peter Bullen
Worshipful Company of Engineers
48 Lyndhurst Gardens
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