Next generation of leaders supported by new CIOB Scholarship
Members of the Chartered Institute of Building who have at least two years’ work experience in the built environment and are about to undertake a postgraduate study can now apply for the CIOB International Postgraduate Scholarship.
The scholarship, launched on International Construction Management Day (14 March 2016), supports the leadership potential of ambitious individuals motivated to pursue a postgraduate degree for career development.
Saleem Akram CIOB Director said: “Supporting those who want to unlock their leadership potential with high levels of learning on the back of real work experience can only be good for them and for an industry in need of as many leaders as it can get.
“This new scholarship joins our suite of scholarships supporting individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and throughout different stages of their careers. Last year we supported 45 scholars and we anticipate that figure to be higher this year.”
Apart from supporting leadership potential these scholarships also support research at an advanced level; which according to data from the Office of National Statistics is an area where UK construction is well behind other sectors. Those latest ONS figures suggest that although construction increased its research and development spending by 45% between 2013 – 2014 it still lags behind scientific research, transport and other industries.
The scholarship is open until 20 May 2016 for those studying built environment related postgraduate courses (i.e. MSc, MPhil, PhD and MBA) in either the UK or overseas. It can be used in a number of ways including for tuition fees, travel or equipment costs. The Scholarship is funded by the CIOB’s own Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Fund.
Further information about CIOB scholarships can be found at www.ciob.org/scholarships. Or by contacting Dr. Gina Al-Talal CIOB scholarships and research manager on +44 (0) 1344 630 775.
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