The Beaumont Award

The University of Leeds Beaumont Award recognises research projects undertaken by undergraduate students in the areas of Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health. This might be your Final Year Project or a Research Project/Internship you have pursued at University.

The Award

Ten Awards will be made to final year students whose projects display the greatest potential to impact on society. It’s inspired by the life and work of Michael Faraday, who’s discoveries were crucial in the development of technology innovation.

Each winning student will be awarded £500 cash, and an engraved medal. This will be presented at a celebration event around graduation in July 2018. Students will also be offered the opportunity to take up a free place at our Enterprise Boot Camp.

Award eligibility

All final year undergraduate and integrated Masters Students who have completed research projects in the areas of Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health.


· Quality of your research

· The contribution to scientific knowledge and/or potential application of the findings

· The level of innovation as demonstrated through, for example, the use of creative scientific methods

· Ethical awareness displayed within the research

· Ability and potential to benefit society

Translation of ideas

Students will be offered support from SPARK (The student business start up service) in the translation of their ideas, to nurture any entrepreneurial vision and offer advice to those interested in establishing a business venture around their idea. Students will be awarded a place at the SPARK summer boot camp as part of their prize.

How to Apply

To apply for this award you will need to complete the application form

You will need to write an abstract of 300 words providing a summary of your research including the purpose, method, results/conclusions and the ability/potential benefit to society.

Your application will also need a statement from your research supervisor.

All applications  must be submitted via email to Rebecca Shaw

Deadline for Applications is Monday 30th April 2018