Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG) 

Thanks to the Royal Academy of Engineering (our main funder 2014-2015) we’ve been awarded an Ingenious Grant to run 6 more zones covering all areas of engineering. The grant is also to produce marketing materials, to develop the website, and to work with a funding consultant to grow I’m an Engineer further.

RAENG are the UK’s national academy for engineering, and bring together engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

To date the RAENG have funded: Energy Zone, Health Zone, High Performance ZoneTransport Zone, Water Zone, Cities Zone, Apprentice Zone, Health Zone, Safety Zone, Transport Zone, Environment Zone.

Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Thanks to a Large Award, the STFC are funding 3 zones a year in I’m an Engineer for 3 years, starting in 2013. This is alongside 6 I’m a Scientist zones a year for 3 years. The STFC funded the Measurement Zone in I’m an Engineer in March 2012. They had previously funded 3 zones in I’m a Scientist.

The STFC, one of the seven Research Councils, keeps the UK at the forefront of international science and engineering technology and tackles some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security.

The STFC draws on many aspects of engineering, working with the academic and industrial communities to share its expertise in materials engineering, space and ground-based astronomy technologies, laser science, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.

STFC funded zones to date: Measurement ZoneDetection Zone, Space Zone, Apprentice Zone, Energy Zone, Kelvin Zone.

WTFunder: Wellcome Trust

We’re running 8 zones on biomedical engineering themes between 2014 and 2017, thanks to a People Award from the Wellcome Trust.

The Wellcome Trust are dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Wellcome’s public engagement grants are intended to promote interest, excitement and debate around science and society. With this grant we hope to show that engineering is not just about Maths and Physics. Biology and Chemistry play a very large part too.

Wellcome biomedical zones to date: Food Zone, Health Zone, Artificial Body Zone, Hospitals Zone.

Zone Funder: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5 – 19.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) have merged their educational grant schemes to produce greater coherence in their funding for formal and informal learning support. This combined scheme is designed to streamline the application process, promote partnership working and strengthen how successful interventions are measured.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) had previously funded a Communications Zone in March 2015, and the joined scheme is now funding a Production Zone and an Energy Zone in November 2015.

Previous Funders:

UK Space Agency – Space for All Zone