Accelerate to Zero Postgraduate Scholarship

Take control of your future and shape our world

Tomorrow's built environment is one of the most exciting places to consider a career in.

It touches on all areas of our lives. And it is going through major change.

Make a difference


Help solve climate change


Create smarter and healthier places


Develop a workplace culture to support the future

About the fund

We are funding Masters candidates who can help solve climate change, create smarter, healthier places and develop a workforce and culture that supports the new future. Our Masters fund supports projects that will make an impact on industry through new or developed processes, products or ideas that help solve industry challenges.

There are up to 20 places with £6,530 funding available for each eligible Full Time Equivalent Masters. Part-time students can also apply.

Apply online here or by returning the application form to Kaye Keenan before 30 November 2023. We recommend that you submit as early as possible to ensure that you secure a place. 

Be a Scottish student enrolled or applying for a Masters within our partner Universities.

Be from any course but with an interest in bringing an innovative solution to the built environment.

Have an innovative idea for a research project that can be applied directly with industry.

Work with an industry partner throughout your Masters. You can have a partner already secured but you don’t have to - we can help with that.

You can either apply for your grant with an industry partner already in mind, or we can help to find that partner from our wide network. Depending on your chosen field, this can be anything from direct applied research within an industry partner’s business, mentoring, or simply a presentation and discussion of findings.

The funding can only be used for fees. It will be paid direct to your university. You must be a Scottish student eligible for Scottish funding. If your fees are more than £6,530 the university must agree to waive the fee. You must work with an industry partner throughout your Masters and your research should be made available to them. You are required to complete a final case study on completion of your course and which may be published on BE-ST channels.


Improve your employability

Work with an industry partner with applied experience that will make a difference.

Lead the way

Kickstart your career with enhanced skills. Make a difference.

Fully mentored & supported

Receive support from experts across industry and our online Masters hub of resources.

Meet our students

Hear first hand from previous students and their experience participating in our programme.

Meet our industry partners

Hear from one of our industry partners who work with our students on their projects.

This programme will introduce a fresh batch of highly-skilled, enthusiastic thinkers and potential leaders of tomorrow into the construction industry. Kaye Keenan
Impact Manager - Digital