Group Project Award

Awarded to groups of up to eight members of the Institution to support engineering-related group activities.

Typical activities include:

  • Attending a conference
  • Taking part in a competition, event, or activity
  • Undertaking a group project as part of a degree course.


To be eligible for a grant you must:

  • Be a member of the Institution from anywhere in the world
  • All members of the group must be members of the Institution.
  • Your group must have no more than eight members.
  • Not eligible for teams participating in any IMechE Challenge or Formula Student

Award conditions

  • After the event has completed the award holder is required to submit a report to the committee. The committee may, at their discretion, ask for a presentation to the committee in lieu of a report.
  • Successful applicants may not reapply for the same event within three years of a successful award.

Award value

  • Up to £200 per qualifying group member.
    Max 8 people (£1,600)

Application process

Closing date: None. You can apply for a grant at any time during the year.

  • Individual application, by the group coordinator on behalf of the group.
  • You must submit your completed application form at least one month before the activity.
  • You can’t submit an application after the activity has taken place.

You must provide three references to support your application:

  • 1st reference: Must be from someone who can provide an academic/professional reference. This reference should state the current and potential academic/professional achievements of all members of the group and explain how the group project activity will benefit each member of the group.
  • 2nd reference: Must be from someone who can explain the group project activity and how it will benefit each member of your group.
  • 3rd reference: Must be from someone who can provide a personal reference for each member of your group.
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