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QUEST Travel Award

If you’re thinking about getting some professional experience overseas - by helping out on a local engineering project, for example - you might be able to win a QUEST Travel Award.

Individuals are awarded a maximum of £1,000 and groups up to £3,000.

To apply for this award, you must:

Only members who meet the criteria can be included on a group application.

How to apply

Regrettably, applications for the QUEST Travel Award are suspended due to Covid-19. This will be kept under review and we hope to re-open the applications process later in the year.

How are winners chosen?

Applications are assessed by the QUEST Committee and the strongest will receive a financial award of up to £1,000 for individuals and up to £3,000 for groups.

Your entry will be assessed on the following:

  • The quality of your application
  • How much the experience will benefit you
  • The aims and merit of the project or activity
  • How the project or activity will benefit others and ICE
  • The amount of financial support required
  • The length of time spent overseas
  • The relevance of the project and activity to civil engineering

If you're selected for an award, you’ll need to send us a report of around 1,000 words on your experiences, within a month of returning from your trip.

QUEST Anniversary publication

In 2017, QUEST celebrated 40 successful years of funding civil engineering students and projects. We have put together a publication with some highlights so be sure to download your free copy.

You can also read more about the history and workings of QUEST.

Meet a former winner

Jamie Bradley received a QUEST Travel Award to fund his trip to Tanzania

Jamie Bradley, Tunnel Design Engineer, was supported by UnPS and his ICE QUEST Travel Award to visit Tanzania for 8 weeks to manage the final stage of constructing an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre for Raleigh International, a charity helping to deliver infrastructure in poor countries.

Jamie and the teams efforts provided a safe environment for boys and girls to learn and develop. There is now clean running water and a proper toilet block for the children to utilise. The children learn literacy and numeracy, eat a big helping of porridge before going out to water the orange, papaya and mango trees they planted in the school grounds with Jamie and his team.

"I was grateful to receive a Quest Travel Award…..the award made attending the project much more feasible."

Got a question about our awards or competitions?

If you have any questions or are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the Awards Co-ordinator using the link below.