The Bequest was established for the 'advancement of teaching and practice of geology as applied to mining'. One or more awards may therefore be made for travel, research or other objects in accordance with these terms (up to a value of £1,300). Preference is given to those applicants presenting papers at conferences either organised by the Institute or with which the Institute’s name is associated. The application must therefore specify academic ability. Candidates merely seeking assistance for financial hardship will not be considered.