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This International Women in Engineering Day (Sunday, June 23rd), we’re celebrating early by offering training grants to 30 female engineers! We’re passionate about increasing women’s presence in the #RAPcommunity, which currently sits at just over 20%.

Free Courses, Bigger Impact

These grants give you the opportunity to take our Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses– absolutely free! This valuable training equips you with the skills to design safer roads and save lives worldwide.

Hear from a Past Recipient

 ‘We have been a part of the transportation system historically dependent on males, we now belong to the decision-makers, the designers, and the agents of change, let’s make the transportation system inclusive to all, women, children, the elderly, and the disabled.’ – Nuria Jasira Diaz Vale (Peru) Successful Grant recipient from 2021

Who is Eligible?

  • Women with a background in road-related planning, design, or engineering
  • Have not previously taken the Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses

Selection Process

We’ll select grant recipients based on their answers to the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in learning more about iRAP’s methodology?
  • How will you use the knowledge and skills gained from these courses?

Important Dates

  • Applications Open: Monday May 27 2024
  • Applications Close: Monday July 8 2024 (COB)
  • Grant Recipients Announced: Wednesday July 31 2024

Have Questions?

Contact iRAP’s Training and Accreditation Coordinator, Franco Azzato, at email

Let’s build safer roads together! Applications are now open

*Terms and Conditions*

Please read the following Terms and Conditions.

The iRAP women in engineering grants applicant understands and agrees to the following:

  • iRAP will select 30 women to have access to the Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses for free.
  • The selected women will:
    • Have a background in engineering.
    • Justify a good use of the acquired knowledge.
    • Are not a beneficiary from other iRAP projects.
  • This application is subject to iRAP selection procedures.
  • iRAP reserves the right to refuse the application.
  • Completion of the application process does not guarantee approval of the application.
  • If selected for the grants, the applicant agrees to undertake the course activities and submit the assignments to complete the courses.

If selected for the grants, the applicant agrees to the following:

  • Enrol within 3 months of being selected to attend Star Rating Essentials and Star Rating for Designs courses for free.
  • Complete both courses within 6 months from enrolment date to receive free accreditation (subject to successfully completed the assignments) and free first renewal in 2025.
  • iRAP may suspend or revoke the Grants at any time at its discretion.
  • The applicant agrees with iRAP to use the content of its application to promote the Grants programme.
  • If selected for the grants, the applicant agrees to report six-monthly to iRAP on how she is using the iRAP methodology to improve the roads in his or her country.
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