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.


NOTES TO EDITORS

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction.

We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.  We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.
We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend on stownsend@ciob.org.uk or +44 (0) 1344 630 766.