Awarded for exceptional contribution to mechanical engineering and related science, technology and invention.
Achievement will be best demonstrated by way of a recent product or research project, or experimental work, from either an industrial or academic source in any geographical location over a typical period (circa five years).
The Prize is open to all Institution Members of all grades. Candidates are permitted to nominate themselves.
Value of award
Up to £10,000.00 plus certificate. Ideally the James Clayton Prize should be split up as appropriate, i.e. £2,500 x 4 + certificates.
Nominations are considered by the Trustee Board Awards Committee in May and recommendations for awards are forwarded to the Trustee Board for approval in June.
Successful recipients are notified by the President at the end of June and invited with a guest of their choice to a celebration of their success in London in the Autumn.
Nominations for the 2021 prize are now open.
Submit the completed nomination form and any supporting documents to:
IMechE Prizes and Awards Department
Bury St Edmunds
2019 Professor Stuart Burgess
2017 Bridget Eickhoff and Neville Jackson
2016 Anne Neville
2014 Andy Cowell.
Find out more about previous James Clayton Prize winners.