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Launch of Climate Action Scholarships Programme 2022

Construction, Sustainability, Training and Capacity Building, Training and Skills

Published 25th Aug 22 - by Gemma Laws

The Supply Chain Sustainability School and the Worshipful Company of Constructors are partnering to offer a Climate Action Scholarships Programme, aimed at addressing the climate crisis and uncovering opportunities that will improve sustainability in construction.

The 12-month programme, launching in Autumn 2022, will offer two successful applicants a £2,500 bursary to support costs associated with completing the programme, plus an experienced mentor will support them to shape and deliver their research project. Free attendance at a number of additional learning sessions will also ensure robust and appropriate experimental methods and data analysis are applied to deliver validated outputs.

The scholars will also receive support in disseminating the findings of the project widely, through the extensive networks that both organisations bring and also other relevant thematic groups.

The completion of these projects can also form part of applications for professional membership, as part of an accredited apprenticeship scheme or extending continuing professional development.

The scholarships are also a valuable mechanism for companies to develop the potential of their employees who may not normally have the opportunity and support to carry out structured research, as well as demonstrate their own leadership in the field.

Shaun McCarthy OBE, Chair of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, said: “We know that no single organisation or person has all the answers to addressing two of the main issues of our age: the climate and biodiversity crises. Thankfully, there is a multiplicity of solutions available to us – some we know already and some we are yet to develop. But to make them happen soon, and at scale, we know that we must collaborate.

Moreover, we need to inspire the next generation to carry on the work in generating new thinking and ways of working to maintain momentum in tackling climate change. To that end, the Worshipful Company of Constructors and the Supply Chain Sustainability School are working together to offer a number of research scholarships each year to address the climate challenges we face today and realise opportunities relevant to construction, now and in the future.”

For more information and the full benefits, see here.

The next programme will open in Autumn 2022. If you are interested in applying, please visit the website to download the brochure and application form.