James Dyson Award 2024 for Engineering Students and Recent Graduates (€38,000)

Competition Grant / Award in Sustainable Development , in Technology
  • Apply Before : July 17, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 209919
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Engineering and Sustainability
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Call for James Dyson Award 2024 is open for an international design competition to celebrate, encourage, and inspire Design Engineering Students and Recent Graduates. The Award organizer seeks designers who think differently to create compelling products. This award is from the James Dyson Foundation, but the James Dyson Charity is set up to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Engineers with undergraduate product design, industrial design, or engineering students and candidates completing a degree in such disciplines within the last four years are welcome to apply for this opportunity.

Submissions should follow an iterative design process that employs clever and straightforward engineering principles and tackles apparent problems. The designs should be technically feasible and marketable and may include any research that applicants have done into manufacturing and sales costs.

For the current year, James Dyson will also award entries that address a sustainability problem or source, manufacture, and design projects sustainably.

All entrants must have completed their studies in one of the following countries or regions:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Important Dates

Registrations Status: Open

Registration Deadline: 17 July 2024

National Winners and Finalists Result: 11 September 2024

Dyson Engineers Selection: 16 October 2024

International Sustainability Winners Result: 13 November 2024

Awarding Body: James Dyson Foundation

Organizer: James Dyson Charity

Gender: Male/Female

Medium of Instruction: English

Funding Type: Partially-funded

Eligible Country: All

Field of Study: Engineering and Sustainability

Benefits of the James Dyson Award

By participating in the James Dyson Award, fellows will benefit from the following:

  • National winners: $6,300
  • International runners up: $6,300
  • Winner of best project related to sustainability: $38,000
  • International winner: $38,000
  • A chance to receive media exposure to jump-start their career
  • Achieve confidence to launch own business.

Requirements for the James Dyson Award

Candidates who wish to apply for the James Dyson Award must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates should be engineers with undergraduate degrees in product design or industrial design or engineering students who have completed a degree in such disciplines within the last four years.
  • Applicants should provide an official document indicating student or recent graduate status.
  • Participants should have completed their studies in one of the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • Participants who like teamwork or have studied disciplines other than those mentioned above may apply as part of a team.
  • Meet any additional requirements.

Selection Process

James Dyson Award selection team will review all entries into three phases as follows:

Stage 1:

Local design and engineering professionals will select three entries from your country or region, with one declared the National Winner, earning a cash prize.

Entries are judged on the strength of the entry, including communication of its significance, development process, and final design. An iterative, trial-and-error approach is valued.

Stage 2:

Dyson engineers review entries chosen by national judges, selecting 20 based on their ability to answer the brief and their commercial viability.

Final Stage:

James Dyson reviews the final 20 entries and selects winners, ensuring no legal infringements occur. The international winner, two runners-up, and the sustainability winner are chosen.

Note: Dyson respects intellectual property and pledges not to steal or profit from ideas.

How to Apply for the James Dyson Award?

To apply for the James Dyson Award, please follow these steps:

  • At first, participants should register and upload proof of their status as students or recent graduates. The participant should be in one of the compulsory disciplines.
  • After registering, the participant must fill in the online form and answer these questions in the Project Gallery:
  1. What does the invention do?
  2. What was the source of inspiration?
  3. How does it work?
  4. How did the participant develop the idea?
  5. What makes it distinctive?
  6. What are its future applications?

Note: The application must be in English. If happy, applicants can also submit a copy of their registration in another language.

 

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Required Materials

Participants may prepare and upload these materials for their application:

Images: Participants can upload up to five images to accompany their entry, including a cover and 3MB. Images can be sketches, CAD renderings, initial prototypes, and finished product images.

The photos should be high-quality, and the cover image will be visible in the project gallery. So, the cover photo’s minimum resolution is 1440 x 810 pixels.

Video: Some projects may include a video explaining the idea or the project. Videos must be shorter than 3 minutes and show the design development stages and the prototype in action. Participants can upload their videos to YouTube or Vimeo.

Please check the gallery of past winners for inspiration from successful examples.

 

 

 

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For further information about the James Dyson Award, please visit the official website or read the FAQs section.

 

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