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QUEST Eloise Plunkett Award

For ICE graduates and qualified members, with at least two years’ work experience, who are looking to get a new qualification to help their professional development.

The QUEST Eloise Plunkett Award has now re-opened. This facilitates international travel with a civil engineering focus which will support ICE members' professional development.

It is funded by the Eloise & Katie Memorial Trust in memory of Eloise Plunkett, who died from cancer in 2002, and reflects her passion for civil engineering and travel.

In previous years, there has been one Award to an individual and in 2022/23 the Memorial Trust will fund three to mark the 20th anniversary of Eloise's death.

  • One £3,000 award to an individual
  • One £3,000 award to a pair or small team
  • One £3,000 award to a previous winner

The first two are open to female ICE members based in the UK who have passed an ICE professional qualification within seven years of the 20 January 2023 application deadline. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 April and travel must be undertaken before the end of 2023.

Find out more and apply

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

Amy Wright in Africa for the Eloise Plunkett Award

Past winner

Amy Wright

Amy has a passion for development engineering and previously worked in Malawi to install a hydropower and solar system to light a rural village. She will be using her QUEST funding to return to Africa to critically assess existing projects and see what lessons can be learnt. She will also travel to Kenya to work with Sanivation to assist them in the delivery of clean, safe and efficient sanitation services for urbanizing communities in East Africa and will visit Kibera, the world’s largest slum, to learn about the infrastructure there.

Amy hopes to form long-term partnerships with organisations working on the ground; offering her technical knowledge and experience, whilst also learning about area-specific sustainable technology, management and construction methods.

Got a QUESTion?

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.