The QUEST Travel Award is open to UK-based members and provides funding for a professional development activity involving overseas travel. ICE graduate or professionally qualified members can apply for up to £1,500, or a group of ICE members can apply for up to £6,000.
How to apply
Apply now until 31 August (for travel November 2017 – April 2018). Find out more about the QUEST Travel Award and what you need to apply. Students interested in travel funding can apply for the QUEST Kenneth Watson travel award in January 2018.
Sandhya Sreekumar, Graduate Engineer coordinated a group application for Bridges to Prosperity in the Muhanga District of Rwanda. He said:
"Thank you for the great news! This grant makes a huge impact to our fundraising and, subsequently, to our project and the communities that it will benefit. On behalf of myself and all of my team mates, I'd like to extend our warmest thanks to the ICE QUEST Committee for their decision."
Melika Reza, won funding for her project supporting Water for Kids in Uganda. She and colleague Jonathan Nolan will be helping to improve the premises of a local school in the Iganga community so that it can support more pupils. They have been warming up by helping out at the North East's Inspire education event.
"Seeing teams of year 7s and 8s think like engineers and communicate as a team was really something to be proud of, and to now get the news of QUEST's support – we're delighted to say the least."
Other winners included:
- Frances James for Little Big Africa Action in Sitaru, East Uganda
- Eva Bianchi for UCL Water Brigade in Nicaragua
- India Kaye Pollard for Water Literacy Foundation in Bangalore
- Joseph Robert McFarlane for UWEPO Aquaculture in Jinja, Uganda
- Mairi Shaw and Gary Hynes for Konzanso Classroom Building project in Mulanje, Malawi
- Elizabeth Tripptree for projects in Cambodia & Borneo
- Kamil Riedel and Susie McAllister for Global Brigades Engineering in Honduras
- Lauren Shaw for Global Engineering Project in Sabah, Borneo
- Emma Baker for Students for Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi
- Alexander Blatiak, Camille Cowan, Lana Harding, Samuel Rawes and Samuel Auger for ACE 2 Zambia in Lusaka, Zambia
- Yi Yu Shirley Feng, Mohammad Afiq and Mohamad Edrus for Bridges to Prosperity UCL in Kigali, Rwanda
- Peter Newsome, Isheanesu Chimkupete, Billie Pavey, Alex Howe, Kundai Lonkethabani Sibanda and William Reed for Cameroon Catalyst Water and Sanitation in Bambouti, Cameroon
- Xiao Bin Neoh, Siew Meng (Arthur) Mun, Sher Lynn Wong, Qui Hong Dong, Anam Balbolia, Luke Houghton, Jayneil Master and Hippolyte Mounier-Vehier for Rural Education Development (RED) Project Borneo in Sabah, Malaysia
- Frederick Lewis, Richard Glass, FouCault Gesp-Lahugt, Alexis de Germany De Cirfontaine, Florian Roquette and Minnie Lou for The El Salvador Project in Central America
- Andrea Zarate Villacres and Sayid Salim for Unearth the World in Mwandi, Zambia
Congratulations all on securing your awards and we hope your projects are very successful.
If you'd like to find out more about this award, contact the QUEST Coordinator on t +44 (0) 207 665 2193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.