New QUEST award – up to £4,500 to travel abroad!


18 JANUARY 2013

Have you ever thought about getting involved in a civil engineering project abroad? Travelling gives you the opportunity to widen your horizons, learn new skills and get valuable work experience, but it can be costly.

Full-time students studying in the UK can now apply for the new QUEST Kenneth Watson Travel Award which offers up to £1,500 for individuals and up to £4,500 for groups to taking part in civil engineering related projects overseas. The award is aimed at travel associated with international development, although other types of activities will be considered.

This award has been made possible due to a generous bequest received from the estate of the late Kenneth Tomalin Watson CBE, a former ICE Fellow who worked in Nigeria.

Am I eligible for the award?

You can apply for this new award if you are:

  • An ICE Student member
  • Studying in the UK
  • The purpose of your travel is to take part in a civil engineering project or activity

Travel dates must be:

  • After 31 May 2013
  • After you’ve completed the first year of your course
  • Within six months of your course end date

You cannot apply for this award if you have already received more than three ICE QUEST scholarships or awards. The award also doesn’t fund travel directly linked to your course (such as for industrial placement/sandwich years) or travel to attend international conferences.

How to apply

The application deadline is Friday 26 April – apply online now.

For more information please see the Kenneth Watson QUEST webpage or contact Neil Mosley on 020 7665 2193 or