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CIOB seeks research ideas for scholarship programmes

9 September 2020

Two of the CIOB’s trailblazing scholarships are open for applications this month. 

The Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship, named after the head of Willmott Dixon and past CIOB president, is designed to provide an opportunity for companies to develop the potential of their staff through a research programme.

Also open to applications is the Sustainability Scholarship.

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 Worshipful Company of Constructors and the University College of Estate Management, the scholarship is awarded annually.

For both scholarships the 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. 

They will discuss progress with their company and mentors from the Worshipful Company of Constructors every few months, producing an end-of-project summary to be made available on the Worshipful Company website at the end of the 12-month period. 

Scholars will give a presentation at an event hosted by their company and on successful completion of the project will receive a £3,000 award.

The application process:

  • The candidate must send their CV and a brief summary (200 words maximum) of their chosen research topic, confirming if the project is new or will build on existing work.
  • A member of the selection committee will then arrange a time to discuss the proposal in more detail over the phone. Applications should be made via email to either [email protected] or [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 October 2020. Winners will be notified by 27 November. 

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