Travel funding up for grabs

Bursary open to engineers in their early career

CIBSE Journal July 2017 St John Townshend

Last year's winner St John Townshend

The Ken Dale Travel Bursary 2018 is open for entries. It 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 of their field of work.

Last year’s winner was St John Townshend (pictured), a graduate building services engineer at Hydrock Consultants, who travelled across Asia collating data for his research topic ‘Air pollution in the built environment’.

After winning the bursary, Townshend said: ‘I am thrilled to have the opportunity to research a topic of my choice, while immersing myself in a different part of the world. Winning the bursary will enable me to fulfill my huge ambition to travel and will further strengthen my career.’

The Ken Dale Travel 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.

The application process involves an initial written application, followed by a presentation to a CIBSE panel, and applicants need to demonstrate the benefits of their proposed trip to CIBSE, their company, clients and their own development.

The closing date for entries is 13 April. For more information and to enter, visit