The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body for Formula One and other racing events, has launched its first motorsport engineering scholarship in partnership with Cranfield University.
This new scholarship aims to provide young engineers with financial assistance to obtain a Master’s in Advanced Motorsport Engineering. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and living expenses in the UK and is open to students who face financial barriers for entry.
The scholarship initiative will provide an opportunity for young people to pursue their passion for motorsport engineering and contribute to the development of the field.
Students from FIA member clubs in 146 countries can participate in the selection process for the scholarship and applications close on February 15th, 2023.
The scholarship will enable students to study at Cranfield University, a world leader in postgraduate motorsport engineering education. Students will learn from diverse staff and students from over 100 countries, and they will have access to facilities such as the FIA-approved Cranfield Impact Centre and AXSIM, which work with F1 and leading motorsport companies.
Cranfield University & Engineering
The scholarship is a good fit. Cranfield University is a postgraduate-focused research institution in the UK that specializes in science, engineering, technology, and management.
It is consistently ranked highly in various academic rankings, and it has a strong reputation for research and teaching in the engineering field, particularly in the areas of aerospace, automotive, and motorsport.
The University is already well known for its strong industry links, with many of its research and teaching activities being conducted in collaboration with leading companies in various fields. It is also known for its state-of-the-art facilities, including the FIA-approved Cranfield Impact Centre and AXSIM, which are used by F1 and other motorsport companies.
Professor of Automotive Engineering, James Brighton, emphasized that the scholarship initiative will remove barriers to entry for bright engineers in motorsport and he “passionately believe[s] that the sport should be open to anyone who has a desire to learn and participate. This scholarship will allow a young person who facing financial challenges the opportunity to study motorsport engineering at the world’s leading university in the field and to bring that knowledge back to their country and community.”
The hope is that the scholarship will provide students with the skills, attributes, and network needed to pursue a career in motorsport engineering.
- The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Cranfield University have launched the first motorsport engineering scholarship, providing financial assistance to young engineers for a Master’s in Advanced Motorsport Engineering.
- The scholarship is open to students from FIA member clubs in 146 countries who face financial barriers for entry and applications close on February 15th, 2023.
- Students will study at Cranfield University, which has diverse staff and students from over 100 countries as well as facilities such as the FIA-approved Cranfield Impact Centre and AXSIM.
- Professor of Automotive Engineering James Brighton believes that this initiative will remove barriers to entry for bright engineers in motorsport so they can pursue their passion with access to world-leading education.
- The goal of the program is to provide students with necessary skills, attributes, knowledge base, and network needed to pursue a career in motorsport engineering.