£20k research grants up for grabs from CIHT

05/07/2018

A leading professional body is making major research grants available for those looking into current transportation challenges and opportunities, as well as launching a competition for young engineers.

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is inviting applications under the Research Grant Programme, which will provide a number of small to medium scale projects - in a typical range of £5000 to £20,000 - with funding, communications support and technical review.

The institution is particularly looking to fund high quality research that contributes to the development of evidence and best practice in the field of highways engineering and transportation,with a view to influencing policy and practice.

Applicants are advised to fit their project outline with CIHT’s research themes, although exceptional or innovative applications that fall outside key priority areas while still meeting the broader objectives of the programme will also be considered.

The CIHT's research themes include the societal contribution of transport; accessibility, integrating planning and transport; delivering better infrastructure and services for people; and network resilience.

'The role that transport plays in the economic, social, and environmental development of the UK are not well understood and are rarely well articulated,' said CIHT policy officer Theo Naidoo.

'This programme is an opportunity to bring evidence to that discussion.'

The application process will include an initial outline stage, for which the deadline is 30 September, followed by a more detailed application stage and finally the approval stage. Successful applications are expected to be confirmed by the end of January next year.

For more information about the Research Grant Programme or the application process, click here or contact technical@ciht.org.uk

The CIHT has also launched its Young professionals T&I challenge - My transport vision.

The challenge asks young professionals: 'What is your vision of the future and what does the profession need to do to address the challenges in realising this vision?'

Guidance/areas for consideration:

  • Include a vision of how the mobility of people and goods might change through application of new technologies
  • You can either consider a specific area of technology or consider a wider scope
  • Technologies might include hardware, software, new systems engineering, use of data etc.
  • You can consider impact of technology on infrastructure (new or maintenance) and/or transport planning
  • What are the barriers to change in our profession and how do we reduce them?
  • How might we use the CIHT FUTURES approach and outputs, and handle uncertainty in planning these changes?
  • Make clear which stakeholders need to be persuaded/involved to capture benefits of new technologies
  • Articulate how the vision actually delivers services for people.

Format and Date for Entries:

The CIHT plans to publish entries (of suitable quality as moderated by the T&I Panel) in the T&I section of the CIHT website. Creators of the top three entries will be invited to the YP National Conference on 15 November to present a summary of their entries.

Formats for Entries include (please note that entries can combine different formats together):

  • PowerPoint presentation (up to 15 slides)
  • Blog (up to 2,000 words)
  • Video (up to 5 minutes)
  • Podcast (up to 10 minutes)
  • Essay (up to 2,000 words)
  • …or any other suitable format.

Send Entries to technical@ciht.org.uk

Closing Date for Entries: Friday 31 August 2018. Entries are allowed for teams of up to three people

Highways jobs

Transport Development Control Team Leader

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
We need visionary Team Leaders to help our people meet their targets. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Programme Manager Central

Oxfordshire County Council
£37,107 - £43,757
We’re on a mission to enhance Oxfordshire – and with you by our side, that vision just became a reality. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Infrastructure Locality Lead

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
We need visionary Team Leaders to help our people meet their targets. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Growth & Place Special Projects Officers

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
Join us in a large-scale role that will span several years, and play a vital part in supporting major infrastructure schemes. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Site Inspectors

Oxfordshire County Council
£29,909- £36,153
You will provide specialist technical support to some of the most imaginative transport and town planning challenges imaginable. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Planning Obligations Team Member

Oxfordshire County Council
£21,074 - £29,055
You will witness first-hand the exciting developments currently taking place in Oxfordshire Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Planning Obligations Manager

Oxfordshire County Council
£37,107 - £47,575
Committed to supporting growth across the county, you will ensure financial contributions are being actively and efficiently managed. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Assistant Planners (Transport & General)

Oxfordshire County Council
£21,074 - £29,055
You will witness first-hand the exciting developments currently taking place in Oxfordshire. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Planners (Transport & General)

Oxfordshire County Council
£29,909 - £36,153
You will provide specialist technical support to some of the most imaginative transport and town planning challenges imaginable. Oxford
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

High Speed 2 (HS2) Community Liaison Advisor

East Midlands Shared Services
£31,464
Leicestershire County Council is looking for someone to support our proactive approach to HS2 Phase 2b for Leicestershire Leicestershire
Recuriter: East Midlands Shared Services

High Speed 2 (HS2) Project Manager

East Midlands Shared Services
£39,903
Leicestershire County Council is looking for someone to manage a proactive approach to HS2 Phase 2b for Leicestershire. Leicestershire
Recuriter: East Midlands Shared Services

High Speed 2 (HS2) Programme Lead

East Midlands Shared Services
£59,652
Leicestershire County Council is looking for someone to lead a proactive approach to HS2 Phase 2b for Leicestershire. Leicestershire
Recuriter: East Midlands Shared Services

Lincolnshire Waste Partnership Programme Delivery Manager

Lincolnshire County Council
£38,052 - £42,806
The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership (LWP) is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Programme Delivery Manager Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Head of Customs

St Helena
£55k pa, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply
Could you lead the HMCE team to efficiently implement the Customs & Excise Ordinance in border protection Saint Helena (SH)
Recuriter: St Helena

Highways Maintenance Manager

Plymouth City Council
£37,107 to £41,846
We are looking for a dynamic Highways Manager to lead and co-ordinate all our maintenance activities Plymouth, Devon
Recuriter: Plymouth City Council

Neighbourhood Services Operations Manager

East Lindsey District Council
£30,756 - £35,229 per annum (Grade 7)
This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the delivery of the cleansing and grounds maintenance function in one of the largest Districts of the UK Manby, Louth
Recuriter: East Lindsey District Council

Assistant Highways Officer (North & South Kesteven)

Lincolnshire County Council
£19,819 - £22,401
Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Highways Officer to support the Local Highways Management Team Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Chief Executive

Sutton London Borough Council
Competitive Salary
We believe that such important agendas require exemplary leadership. Sutton, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Sutton London Borough Council

Project Engineers

North Yorkshire County Council
£24,313 to £34,788, dependent upon experience.
We are looking for Project Engineers to join our Highways and Transportation service based across North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Improvement/Maintenance Managers

North Yorkshire County Council
Up to £49,003, including winter working allowances
Are you an experienced professional looking for a management opportunity? North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Download your Highways App

Google App Apple App

Highways on Fridays

Latest Issue

latest magazine issue

Including:

  • Highways heroes
  • Highways Awards results
  • Traffex Road Expo Scotland show guide
View the latest issue

Latest Video