Tony Gage Scholarship

Chartered Institute of Building

ICIOB's Tony Gage Scholarship is a prestigious bursary worth up to £10,000 which is awarded to candidates selected as future leaders in construction. This award is specifically aimed at professionals employed by a UK contractor.

If you are planning further study at post graduate level, this award may be for you.

Have you identified a future leader from within your organisation that you would wish to nominate for this scholarship? CIOB and Tony Gage are in the enviable position of seeking and supporting individuals who demonstrate at interview, potential to steer the course of the industry, embrace change and display leadership qualities.

The bursary has two main objectives:

To develop individuals who are capable of becoming leaders within the construction industry

To provide research at an advanced level for The Chartered Institute of Building.

The Bursary will be awarded at two year intervals for attendance at an advanced scholarship course, for example MSc, MPhil, PhD, MBA, whilst achieving experience within a contractor's organisation.

The Bursary will be to the maximum value of £10,000 payable in two instalments for a two year or longer programme.

The Bursary may be used for travel costs to support appropriate research leading to a recognised academic award.

The Bursary will be administered by The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Criteria for the award of the Bursary

Candidates must be at an appropriate level of CIOB membership when starting the programme of study. (i.e. ICIOB, MCIOB).

Candidates are likely to be employed by a contractor and gaining appropriate experience before any further programme of study.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and ingenuity in the development and innovation of management skills and abilities.

Candidates must be articulate, with good communication and presentation skills.

Candidates should demonstrate capability in understanding construction methods and an appreciation of the roles of other professionals in design, finance and construction. Whilst being a team player the candidate should also be able to demonstrate skills in leading others.

•Candidates should understand the value of research for supporting the development of design, construction and financial processes.

•Candidates should be able to demonstrate a breadth of interest beyond science and technology.

Funding information


Up to £10,000

Number of awards per year:


Funding applies to:
UK applicants only
Funding duration:

2 years

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:

ITo apply, candidates must complete the scholarship application form, together with a statement not exceeding 800 words making a case for the award of the Bursary and explaining the choice of the particular programme of study/research.

Applications should be forwarded to the CIOB and suitable candidates will be selected for interview and notified in due course.

Candidates are expected to obtain references and support from the head of department/course tutor of their previous university programme and their current employer.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please email

Tel: 0800 783 1423