The Joe Morrall Award 2022 – Application Deadline EXTENDED

The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch Joe Morrall Award for Young Professionals
Tuesday 1st March 2022

UPDATE (17/02): The deadline for applications has now been extended to Friday 25th February 2022.

The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch is excited to announce the return of our annual Joe Morrall award, to be held virtually on 1st March 2022. First established in 2010, the competition is named in memory of Joe Morrall, who enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an aeronautical engineer and scientist at MOD Boscombe Down.

Open to anyone under the age of 30, the award gives young professionals an invaluable opportunity to develop communication skills through researching and discussing any aerospace-related topic which interests them.

This is a prestigious award, recognised by both the Boscombe Down Branch and members of the senior leadership team within QinetiQ, some of whom will be present on the day. It is therefore an excellent chance to develop professional skills and win a great prize: for 2022, this is a £250 Amazon voucher! The winner will also be put forward for the Royal Aeronautical Society’s N E Rowe Award, which is awarded for the best lecture given across all branches of the society.

Competition Details

Competition entrants will be judged on a short technical presentation (15 – 20 mins), which this year will be given virtually via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 1st March 2022. The presentations can be devoted to any aspect of aeronautics, space and associated topics and will be followed by a short Q&A with a panel of judges.

Like the 2020 and 2021 Joe Morrall Award, this year’s event will not be open to the public, with only committee members and selected guests making up the audience. Provided appropriate permissions are obtained from the speakers, we will be publishing the top lectures from the competition on the RAeS YouTube Channel and our website afterwards.

Participants will benefit from:

  • Developing presentation skills with a knowledgeable yet sympathetic audience
  • Receiving feedback and coaching on presentation techniques from mentors and an experienced panel of judges
  • Gaining relevant and accountable CPD experience
  • An excellent opportunity to network with senior Branch members and members of the QinetiQ leadership team
  • The potential of going on to take part the national N E Rowe Award
  • The opportunity to win a £250 Amazon voucher!

How to Apply

Please email for more information and to be sent the Joe Morrall Award application form. We look forward to hearing from you.

2021 Award

Please see our webpage for highlights from last year’s award.

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