UK Scholarships Available for Acousticians

  

By : The Worshipful Company of Constructors, Chartered Institute of Building and the University College of Estate Management

 

Sustainability Scholarship

 

The Worshipful Company of Constructors, Chartered Institute of Building and the University College of Estate Management are inviting applications for the Sustainability Scholarship for 2020.
 
The sustainability agenda continues to evolve and develop and affects every business. 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.
 
Previous scholarships have included:
• Valuing natural capital in the construction industry
• Review of industry fit-out toolkits and the part they play in adapting to climate change
• Investigating the role of sustainability in contractor selection and evaluation
• Sustainability Evaluation of the Use of Solvent-based vs Water-based Trim Paint
• Delivering sustainability throughout the project lifecycle • Workplace Mental Health in the Construction Industry
• Exploring the potential of Blockchain technology for the UK Construction industry
 
If this is something that interests you, applications should be sent to sustainscholar@constructorscompany.org.uk with a copy of the applicants CV, a brief report (approx. 500 words) expressing why they wish to become a scholar and their proposed research topic.  If successful at this stage, the candidates will be invited for an interview and give 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.

Successful applicants will receive £3000, support and mentoring from experts.  They will also be invited to attend the Worshipful Company of Constructors Awards Dinner being held on 12th February 2020. At the end of the 12-month scholarship period the scholar will present their findings and produce a report or other suitable outputs to detail the work completed.

 

Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship

 

The Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship was established in 1997 by Sir Ian Dixon, a former President of the Chartered Institute of Building. The Scholarship is now jointly funded by the Sir Ian Dixon Legacy, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Worshipful Company of Constructors.

The primary objective of the Scholarship is to enable companies to develop the potential of their staff through an open research programme and applications are now invited for the 2020 Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship.  The scope of the Scholarship is deliberately wide with the intention of promoting a research programme that will provide development benefits for the Scholars, their employers and potentially the wider industry.

Previous Sir Ian Dixon Scholarship research programmes have addressed such diverse topic areas as:
- How effective are contract clauses in securing sustainable outcomes? - The pursuit of Innovation in construction - The use of additive manufacturing in construction - The UK's Forgotten Youth – training and employment opportunities in Construction - Eliminating disputes in supply chains - Industrialisation in construction – a leading differentiator?

Applications should be sent to the Worshipful Company of Constructors (dixonscholar@constructorscompany.org.uk) with a copy of the applicant's CV, a brief report (approx. 500 words) expressing why they wish to become a Scholar and their proposed research topic.  If successful at this stage, the candidates will be invited to attend an informal interview and to give a 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation to a small panel of representatives from the CIOB and the Worshipful Company of Constructors, followed by questions and answers.

Successful applicants will receive an award of £3000.00 together with support and mentoring from experts.  They will also be invited to attend The Worshipful Company of Constructors Awards Dinner being held on 12th February 2020. At the end of the 12-month scholarship period the Scholar will present their findings and produce a report or other suitable output to detail the work completed. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Turner cturner@adnitt.com