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Ken Dale Travel Bursary

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 the practice of building services engineering.

The Ken Dale Travel Bursary has been established by CIBSE to commemorate Ken Dale's contribution to the Institution and the building services profession. The Ken Dale Travel Bursary makes awards available of between £1,500 and £4,000 to CIBSE members in the developmental stage of their career who wish to spend three to four weeks outside their own country researching aspects connected to their field of work and which will benefit CIBSE, their employer, their clients and the profession. CIBSE is especially keen to encourage applicants to take up the award for research that articulates with CIBSE's concern for the environment.

2017 Ken Dale Winner - St John Townshend

We are pleased to confirm the winner of the Ken Dale Travel Bursary 2017 as St John Townshend, Graduate Building Performance Engineer for Hydrock Consultants. St John will be investigating air pollution and the built environment: the response to air quality, using building services as a tool for change. His research will take him to India, China, South Korea and Singapore and will be visiting a range of buildings that have excelled in tackling indoor air quality, and that have received outstanding accreditation for their design. More details here

Want to follow St John on his journey? Check out his travel blog here.


2016 Ken Dale Winner - Elie El Choufani

Elie researched 'Energy reduction in airports'. Elie travelled to Hong Kong, Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, Galapagos Islands and San Francisco.  

You can view Elie's report here

Application deadline - Friday 20th April 2018

Download your 2018 application here 

If you are interested in applying for 2019, please contact