The sustainability agenda, though it continues to evolve and develop, will impact on every business going forward. Whether you are interested in the advent of carbon accounting on projects or the importance of water conservation in the future, the Sustainability Scholarship encourages a company to carry out research using one of its employees.
Established in 2007 jointly with the CIOB and the University College of Estate Management, the £3000 scholarship is awarded annually. The subject of the research must benefit both the individual company and the wider industry.
The successful scholar will continue to work full time during the scholarship year, carrying out a research project which will benefit the scholar, their company and the industry. The subject of the research could relate to any area of construction management including forms of contract, processes on site, emerging trends or management practices. It could be a new topic or extend existing work to increase its value to a wider audience in industry.
Companies must agree to host the scholarship before putting forward a possible candidate and will continue to pay their salary during the scholarship year. That candidate will then meet with experts every few months to receive support and mentoring, with a presentation, hosted by their company, to share their findings at the end of the 12-month scholarship period.
- The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 November 2020
- Winner selected by 11th December 2020
- Selected Winner informed by 18th December 2020
The Application Process
- The aspiring candidate emails their CV and a brief report (approx. 500 words) expressing why they wish to become a scholar and their proposed research topic to: [email protected].
- If they pass this stage of the process, the candidate is invited for interview and gives a 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation to a small panel of representatives from CIOB, the Worshipful Company of Constructors and the University College of Estate Management, followed by questions and answers.
- The successful candidate (scholar) will then meet with experts every few months to receive support and mentoring, with a presentation, hosted by their company at the end of the 12-month scholarship period, to share their findings.
- In addition, the scholar must also produce a report or other suitable outputs which details the findings of the work.
- UK only