The Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000



(2000), "The Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2.



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The Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award

The Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award

Pratt & Whitney and the association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics (EREA) announced today the launch of the Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award. This new yearly prize will recognise two European doctoral students whose research contributes to future advancement in one of the many aerospace disciplines.

Pratt & Whitney, the well-known jet engine designer and manufacturer, and EREA (European Research Establishments in Aeronautics), an organisation of the most important aerospace research organisations in Europe, have created the Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award.

Dedicated to young scientists who have successfully completed a doctoral degree, this annual competition is designed to highlight the value of the research behind aeronautical applications and the inter-dependence between research and industry.

By joining to create this competition, Pratt & Whitney and EREA seek to recognize the quality and depth of research undertaken by advanced students in aviation-related fields in Europe.

The competition will begin with a national selection of five candidates from EREA research establishments in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Each candidate will provide a text explaining the subject of the thesis and how the research contributes to advancement in one of many disciplines throughout the aerospace industry.

The selection will be organised by a national jury of senior scientists from each EREA establishment: ONERA, DLR, CIRA, NLR, INTA, FFA and DERA respectively. The main selection criteria will be the quality of the student's thesis and the student's ability to present the relevance of his/her work.

Once the best candidates are chosen in each country, their submissions will be forwarded to a final jury made up of international personalities from the aerospace sector; this jury will determine the two European winners.

The first winners will be announced during an Award ceremony that will take place in Spring 2000 in Brussels.

The winners of the Pratt & Whitney/EREA Award will be granted a prize of 8,000 euros for first place winner and 2,000 euros for second place. They may also be offered an internship at the US Pratt & Whitney research centre.

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