The Beaumont Award

The University of Leeds Beaumont Award recognises research projects  in the areas of Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health undertaken by undergraduate students from any discipline. This might be a Final Year Project, a research project, or related to an internship pursued at the University.

The Award

The award is inspired by the life and work of Michael Faraday, whose discoveries were crucial in the development of technological innovation.

It is sponsored by Professor Adam Beaumont, CEO of aql and a Visiting Professor in Cybersecurity at the University of Leeds.

Each winning student will be awarded £500 cash, and will receive an engraved medal. They will also be offered the opportunity to take up a free place at the Enterprise Boot Camp run by Spark at the University’s Careers Centre.

Award eligibility

All final year undergraduate and integrated Masters students from any discipline who have completed research projects in the areas of Biological, Environmental and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Health. You do not have to be studying in one of these areas.

Criteria

  • · Ability to explain your research to non-specialists
  • · 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
  • · Application of the research in terms of technology development/future research etc

How to Apply

Applications are now open!! 

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.

You also need to submit a one minute video clip as an elevated pitch about your application. The video clip does not have to be of professional quality (a hand held device recorded video is acceptable) but the audio needs to be clear and without any interference. Please make the video in a quiet place free from any excessive background noise. 

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

Deadline for Applications is Friday 5th April 2020 

Applications are to be emailed to Rebecca Shaw r.l.shaw@adm.leeds.ac.uk with the subject text Beaumont Award 2020- no later than Friday 5th April 2020

A celebration event will be held on Provisional Dates Monday 8th June or Tuesday 9th June 2020 5.30pm - 7.30pm for the winners of the awards.