Each year the Gauntlet Trust gives around £250,000 in support of Materials Science education and research. Support is funded through our Materials Science Partnership which comprises six interlocking schemes: our own Materials Science Scheme and five jointly funded schemes with AWE, Materials Processing Institute, Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel and TWI The Welding Institute. These leading companies all share our commitment to encouraging young people to pursue careers in Materials Science.
The following grant programmes are open to eligible applicants for as long as funds are available in each financial year ending 31st March:
- Travel Grants for Research Students
- Industrial Placement Grants for Undergraduate Students
- Hardship Grants for Research Students (only awarded in exceptional circumstances)
In addition the Armourers & Brasiers' Company awards an annual Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Venture Prize of £25,000 to support the commercialisation of promising research in Materials Science. The prize is given as an investment into the startup company.
To mark our 700th Anniversary in 2022. We have made the largest donation in our history to endow the Armourers & Brasiers' Chair in Materials Science at Imperial College London.