The Panasonic Trust Fellowships 2010, UK

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On 2 October 1997, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of Panasonic UK Ltd by generously donating a further £500,000 to the Panasonic Trust to enable it to broaden its activities in the professional development of UK engineers. Income generated by these funds was has been used to support the Panasonic Trust Fellowships since 1998.

The objective of the Fellowships is to provide financial support to selected graduate engineers wishing to study full-time Masters’ degree courses in subjects with a bias towards energy, sustainability, infrastructure, environmental technology and water resource engineering. Each Fellowship has a financial value of £8,000.

Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the award of a Panasonic Trust Fellowship an individual must:

  • be a UK citizen;
  • be qualified to degree level in engineering or a closely related discipline;
  • have membership at any grade of a professional engineering institution accredited by the Engineering Council as a licenced member institution;
  • have some industrial experience, which may be from a sandwich course work placement or a ‘year out’ before commencing university;
  • not be in receipt of an EPSRC or other award to study the respective course.

Which courses are suitable?
Awards are currently tenable for study on the following full-time Masters’ degree courses at the universities indicated:

Brunel University:

  • Sustainable Electrical Power

University of Cambridge:

  • Engineering for Sustainable Development

Cardiff University:

  • Building Energy & Environmental Performance Modelling
  • Environmental Design of Buildings
  • Theory & Practice of Sustainable Design

Cranfield University:

  • Integrated Waste Management
  • Manufacturing Masters’ courses
  • Water Pollution Control Technology
  • Water & Wastewater Engineering

University of Edinburgh:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Energy Systems

Heriot-Watt University:

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Renewable Energy & Distributed Generation
  • Sustainability Engineering
  • Sustainable River Catchment Flood Management
  • Water Resources & Catchment Management

Imperial College London:

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Masters’ courses
  • Environmental Technology

University of Leeds:

  • Sustainability (Transport)
  • Sustainable Waste Management
  • Transport Planning
  • Transport Planning & Engineering
  • Transport Planning & Environment

Loughborough University:

  • Renewable Energy Systems Technology

University of Manchester:

  • Corrosion Control Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

University of Newcastle upon Tyne:

  • Clean Technology

University of Nottingham:

  • Sustainable Building Technology

Queen Mary University of London:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems

University of Reading:

  • Renewable Energy: Technology & Sustainability

University of Sheffield:

  • Environmental & Energy Engineering

South Bank University:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems

University of Southampton:

  • Environmental Management Programme Masters’ courses

University of Strathclyde:

  • Energy Systems & the Environment

University of Surrey:

  • Water & Environmental Engineering

University of the West of England:

  • Urban Design
  • Town & Country Planning

University of Warwick:

  • Manufacturing Masters’ courses

Nature of the Fellowship
Each Fellowship has a financial value of £8,000 and is payable in two parts: £6,000 is paid upon registration with the remaining £2,000 payable upon successful graduation.

Awardees who successfully complete their studies will be eligible for the award of a Panasonic Trust Silver Medal; those graduating with distinction being eligible for the award of the respective Gold Medal.

Application procedure for 2010
The application consisting of a completed application form, two passport sized photographs and an up-to-date CV must be submitted no later than 30 July 2010. Any application received after this date or those which remain incomplete will not be considered for interview.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified by 7 August, with interviews taking place at the Academy’s offices on 19 and 20 August. Candidates must attend their interview in person; no telephone or video conferencing interviews will be offered. Final decisions will be made available to candidates from 24 August.

Selection Committee
The award of a Fellowship is entirely at the discretion of the Selection Committee with any decision of the Committee being final on all matters.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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