Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an eligible graduate-level (master's or doctoral) engineering program at the time of application and during the scholarship year.
Exception: PhD graduates from eligible schools who are interested in careers in engineering education may apply for a post-doctoral Vest Scholarship at Olin College in the Grand Challenge area #13, Advancing personalized learning. Olin will also accept applications from current post-docs at eligible schools.
Applications will be accepted from students at non-U.S. institutions that participated in the 2013 NAE/Royal Academy of Engineering/Chinese Academy of Engineering Global Grand Challenges Summit held in London. See a list of eligible institutions
Note to UK students: Applicants are encouraged to identify and communicate with potential research mentors at their intended host institutions(s) prior to submitting applications.
Note to US students: Several United Kingdom universities offer scholarships for international students in the Grand Challenges for Engineering. More information is available at raeng.org.uk/grandchallenges (click on the PDF titled "View Global Grand Challenges research opportunities available in the UK").
The Charles M. Vest NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering™ International Scholarship Program provides opportunities for graduate students at selected international universities to pursue research addressing a global Grand Challenge at a leading United States university – with expenses paid for a year of travel and study.