Edwards Bursary

Edwards Bursary - Unlock Your Asset Management Potential

Are you passionate about asset management and eager to take your knowledge and skills to the next level? The Institute of Asset Management is delighted to introduce the Edwards Bursary, a fantastic opportunity for our members to enhance their expertise and contribute to the advancement of the asset management field. This bursary offers up to £2000 GBP/ $2600 USD/ €2350 EUR in financial support for eligible applicants to pursue their chosen learning experiences.


Why Apply for the Edwards Bursary?

At the Institute of Asset Management, we believe in nurturing talent and empowering professionals to excel in their careers. The Edwards Bursary is designed to enable deserving individuals like you to access valuable learning opportunities and drive innovation within the asset management industry. Whether you are a student or an early-career enthusiast seeking to expand your horizons, this bursary could be the catalyst for your success.


Donate to the Edwards Bursary

By donating to the Edwards Bursary, you directly contribute to the growth and development of asset management professionals, enabling them to access invaluable learning opportunities that might otherwise be financially challenging. Your support empowers dedicated individuals to advance their knowledge, skills, and expertise, ultimately elevating the asset management landscape and benefiting organizations, communities, and society as a whole.

Download our Donation Pack for more information or contact Jodie.Williamson@theiam.org.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Edwards Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current individual member of the Institute of Asset Management at student or associate level.
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for asset management and a strong commitment to continuous learning.
  • Submit a compelling application detailing how the bursary will be utilized and the anticipated learning outcomes.


Diverse Learning Experiences

The Edwards Bursary encourages a diverse range of learning experiences that can help enrich your asset management journey.

Suitable learning experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • Courses and Workshops: Choose from a wide array of certificate courses, diploma programs, or short workshops tailored to your specific interests.
  • Taught Programs: Immerse yourself in structured educational programs or certifications offered by renowned institutions or organizations.
  • Work Shadowing: Gain invaluable insights by observing and learning from seasoned asset management professionals in their day-to-day roles.
  • Site Visits: Experience hands-on learning by visiting operational asset management sites and understanding best practices.
  • Conferences and Seminars: Attend industry events and conferences to learn from experts, share knowledge, and expand your professional network.
  • Research Projects: Undertake research initiatives that contribute to the development and dissemination of asset management knowledge.


Application Process

Before completing your application, we recommend that you read the Edwards Bursary Guidance.

The application process for the Edwards Bursary is straightforward:

  1. Prepare a detailed application showcasing your passion for asset management and your desired learning experience.
  2. Clearly outline your learning objectives and how the bursary will support your professional growth.
  3. Create a comprehensive budget plan, allocating the bursary funds to cover your chosen learning opportunity's expenses.
  4. Submit your completed application as a Word document, along with any supporting documents, to Jodie.Williamson@theiam.org before 22 October 2023.

Please click here to view the Edwards Bursary Guidance


Evaluation and Reporting

Applications will be evaluated based on relevance, impact, feasibility, and clarity. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to make the most of their chosen learning experience and contribute to the asset management community's knowledge base. After completing the learning program, recipients will be required to submit a report detailing their experience and the insights gained from the bursary-supported learning opportunity. This will be published in Assets. Successful applicants will also be asked to present their report at the IAM Global Conference.


Unlock Your Potential Today

Don't miss this chance to expand your asset management expertise and seize new opportunities for growth and professional development. Apply for the Edwards Bursary now and let us help you unlock your potential in the dynamic world of asset management.

Apply now and embark on a transformative learning journey with the Edwards Bursary!

For any inquiries or assistance, please get in touch with us at Jodie.Williamson@theiam.org.


About the Edwards Bursary

The Edwards Bursary is a merit-based financial assistance program that provides up to £2000 GBP/ $2600 USD/ €2350 EUR in support to asset management enthusiasts pursuing diverse learning experiences. Through this bursary, the Institute of Asset Management seeks to encourage continuous learning and enhance professional competence.

The Edwards Bursary was announced in November 2022 in recognition of the immense contribution of Richard Edwards to the Institute. Richard stood down from the IAM Board in September 2022 after more than 13 years. He is probably best known within the asset management community for his significant contribution to the IAM knowledge base. Richard continues to represent the IAM on the Global Forum for Maintenance and Asset Management knowledge projects.


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