The "Armourers and Brasiers Travel Award" is a research student travel grant, awarded by The Welding Institute’s ‘Materials Science Scheme’ for attending European Conference on Residual Stresses (ECRS-10), Leuven, Belgium, 11-14 September 2018. The Armourers & Brasiers' Company is a Livery Company of the City of London. Founded in 1322 as the Guild of St George of the Armourers, it was awarded its first Royal Charter in 1453 from King Henry VI. In 1708 the Armourers joined with the Brasiers and the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers received its current charter from Queen Anne. Since the 19th Century, the main focus of the company has been its charitable giving. Through The Armourers & Brasiers Gauntlet Trust, the company supports general good causes and education and research in materials science and metallurgy. In partnership with The Welding Institute, The Armours & Brasiers continues to support and champion excellence and endeavour in the fields of education and research in materials science and metallurgy through awards for achievement and travel grants for young scientists. Awards are made annually and presented at The Welding Institute’s Annual Awards Dinner in July. The purpose of the awards is to stimulate interest and raise the profile of materials science and metallurgy with a view to engaging young people and promoting the industry.