The GEDC Airbus Diversity Award recognises projects worldwide which have encouraged students of all profiles and backgrounds to study and succeed in engineering.
Applications are now open for projects that have delivered tangible results in encouraging diversity in engineering education among students and/or graduates.
A nominated project representative must submit their applications by 10 July 2017, for the chance to present their work to a distinguished international jury and the audience at the GEDC conference in Niagara Falls, Canada between October 11-13. The project will be awarded 10,000USD, with two running-up receiving 1,500USD each to support the communication of their work.
Who Can Apply?
We’re looking for projects that have made a measurable difference in increasing inclusion and diversity amongst engineering students. Entries can be made online by any individual or team working with or in an engineering college/faculty, whose project has demonstrated tangible results in bringing more diversity among engineering students and/or graduates. Students are not eligible for this award.
Shortlisted projects will need a Dean of Engineering to support their application.
Timeline for the 2017 Award
- Call for applications to 12 Midday GMT on Monday 10 July 2017
- Shortlisted candidates announced: August 2017
- Finalists announced: September 2017
- Award Ceremony at the GEDC Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada, 11-13 October 2017
Have you or your team started an initiative to make engineering schools more diverse and inclusive? If you’re closely involved with a project that’s been successful in increasing representation of all types of diverse people within your institution, then we want to celebrate your achievements and share your work with the world.
To apply for the 2017 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award, you need to:
- Access the online application system
- Make sure that your project meets all the criteria for the Award
- Complete the online application by 12 Midday GMT on Monday 10 July 2017
- Remember to include all supporting materials within your application
Evaluation and Criteria
Before submitting your online application for the 2017 Award, here’s where you can find out more about the criteria, process and timeline for candidates.
- Candidates are invited to submit their applications online before 12 Midday GMT on Monday 10 July 2017.
- After all applications are received, the judging panel will select up to 8 shortlisted candidates. The shortlist will be announced in August 2017. At this stage, and all shortlisted candidates will be required to have their selection formally supported by a Dean of Engineering.
- Eight candidates will be shortlisted for the 2017 Award. Three finalists will be selected to present their projects to a distinguished jury and the audience at the GEDC Conference, to be held in Niagara Falls, Canada from October 11 – 13. The finalists will be celebrated at the event as part of a gala evening celebrating diversity in engineering education.
The Award Committee will be looking for projects that have made an impact with their work with the resources available, that can provide evidence of generating results and show the potential to be replicated elsewhere, or developed on a bigger scale.
We encourage applicants to review the application form to fully understand what the Award Committee is looking for. This includes:
- Description of the initiative(s), including the origin, approach, implementation and stakeholder involvement.
- Documented evidence of what was actually done.
- Clear explanation of the candidate’s/team’s contribution to the initiative and role throughout the project.
- Impact of the initiative, relative to the resources available to the candidate, with qualitative and quantitative examples of how the impact has been measured.
- Transferability, including how the initiative(s) could be leveraged for greater scope or reach, or transferred for use in another environment.
Evidence of the potential to continue and develop the work further.