FISITA Foundation

FISITA has been supporting the world’s automotive engineering community for more than 70 years, encouraging and welcoming new talent into our industry.

To help strengthen the support for our future generation of engineers, we have established the FISITA Foundation as a UK registered charity.

Donations to the Foundation will create more opportunities for young engineers to take advantages of the unique FISITA Travel Bursary, in order for them to fulfil work experience opportunities within our industry.

Support the next generation of engineers

My experience in Aachen was unforgettable and provided me with an opportunity to broaden my horizons and the motivation to develop my skills. I would like to express my deep gratitude to FISITA, to my institute and to the FEV Europe GmbH for this wonderful opportunity.

Pozhivilova Vasilisa

FISITA Travel Bursary Recipient
PhD Researcher NAMI
I’ve learned a lot about how an automotive company operates, made great connections, improved my Italian, and had a lot of fun. I can’t wait to see what the future holds, and I know it wouldn’t be possible without the FISITA Travel Bursary!

Hannah Waters

FISITA Travel Bursary Recipient
Mechanical Engineering and Italian at University of Rhode Island
Without the FISITA Travel Bursary, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the costs. It helped me enormously to focus on studying and working at my placement. I am very thankful and greatly appreciate the support of FISITA to help young engineers going abroad and gathering valuable experiences.

Quirin Anker

FISITA Travel Bursary Recipient
MSc Automotive Engineering, Munich University of Applied Science
I really appreciated receiving a FISITA Travel Bursary, which helped to support my priceless internship at GM R&D — it was very helpful for my future career prospects, improving English skills and cultural understandings.

Haejoon Choi

FISITA Travel Bursary Recipient
MSc Mechanical Engineering at Seoul University

We welcome donations of any amount, large or small, to help support the next generation of engineers. Start making a difference today by making a donation.

Founding Donors

You could be forever recognised as one of the ten Founding Donors by pledging £5,000 or more.

Founding Donors will also receive:

  • Recognition on the Founding Donors Wall, including name, photo and job title
  • A personal letter of thanks from the FISITA CEO
  • Founding Donors badge of electronic use

Initial Donors

Initial Donors who pledge £100 or more will be forever credited on the Donor Wall below.

Our Initial Donors will also receive:

  • Recognition on the Initial Donors Wall
  • A personal letter of thanks from the FISITA CEO
  • Initial Donors badge for electronic use

Founding Donors



M. Hancock

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E. Nicholson

VP, Global Electrification, Controls, Software and Electronic Hardware

General Motors




Professor and Director of Automotive Strategy Research Institute
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Tsinghua University




Professor of Automotive Engineering
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Mascarenas OBE

Independent Director, Business Advisor and Technology Executive
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Dipl. -Ing.



Vice President for Automotive Prospective

Groupe Renault

Initial Donors

Chris and Koula Mason
Lars-Gustaf Hauptmann
Mike Ma
Nadine Leclair
Luděk Hynčík