A very limited number of Special Awards are made to worthy causes and individuals whose aims are consistent with the Commission's Charter ‘to increase the means of industrial education’ in Britain. These may range from substantial support for other bodies in pursuing specific projects, to travel and study awards to individuals.
However, apart from its programme of Fellowships and Studentship the Commission does not offer any Special Awards for university courses or post-graduate research.
By their very nature, Special Awards are not capable of clear description, since they are assessed by Commissioners on a case by case basis. Applicants should, in the first instance, contact the Secretary before making a written application.