Grab yourself a chance to travel

Ken Dale Travel Bursary open for entries

Elie Choufani

Last year's winner Elie El Choufani

The Ken Dale Travel Bursary offers between £1,500 and £4,000 to CIBSE members in the developmental stage of their career, who wish to spend three to four weeks abroad researching aspects connected to their field of work.

Now open for entries, the bursary offers young building services engineers the opportunity to experience technical, economic, environmental, social and political conditions in another country, and to examine how these factors impact on the practice of building services engineering.

Last year’s winner, Elie El Choufani, travelled to Hong Kong, Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, the Galapagos Islands, and San Francisco investigating energy reduction in airports.

He said at the time: ‘Winning the CIBSE Ken Dale Travel Bursary is an aspiration for most young engineers in the building services industry. To me, it means gaining new perspective. By leaving my comfort zone, visiting new countries and experiencing different conditions in new cultures, I get the opportunity to push my learning boundaries in one of the most creative ways.’

CIBSE is especially keen to encourage applicants to take up the award for research topics that articulate the institute’s concern for the environment.

The closing date for entries is Friday 14 April. More information and entry details are available here.