RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship for Architecture Students

Jan 21, 2013

RIBA scholarship
The 2013 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been announced and is inviting applications from schools of architecture around the world. A £6,000 (RS 5,11,583) will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and the President of the RIBA.
Students from all Schools of Architecture worldwide are invited to apply for this £6,000 scholarship, which funds international research on topics and in locations of the student's choosing.

The topic of the research should however, relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes:
• learning from the past to inform the future
• the future of society
• density of settlements
• sustainability
• use of resources
• quality of urban life
• transport

The Deadline for Applications:
Friday 26th April 2013.

Eligible Students:
• must be enrolled in a School of Architecture with RIBA or CAA validated degree programmes or from a specially invited school or architecture centre
• must have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.
Each school only can submit one application produced by one student.

How to Apply:
Each school is invited to submit one application from one of its students. Each school chooses its own method of selecting its student but the completed application form must be signed by the Head of School.

The Application:
• one completed application form signed by the student AND the Head of School and
• one A1 'poster' presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations).
Applicants are restricted to 500 words for the poster submission and the file size should not exceed 5 MB.
Additionally, applicants may submit video submissions as additional supporting material with a maximum duration of 2 minutes.
Application Form Download Link:
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Application Form 2013

About the Scholarship:
The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been running since 2007.
The spirit of the scholarship is based on Lord Foster's own experience as a student of architecture:
'As a student I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer travelling through Europe to study first hand buildings and cities that I knew only from the pages of books. It was a revelation - liberating and exhilarating in so many ways. Today it is my privilege to fund the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, which I hope will have a lasting legacy - offering the chance for discovery and the inspiration for exciting new work - for generations to come.'
Thanks to the generosity and support of Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, the scholarship has supported six students seeking the same inspiration.

Awarded Students:
2012: Thomas Aquilina, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
2011: Sahil Deshpande, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
2010: Andrew Mackintosh, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen
2009: Amanda Rivera, Universidad del Bio Bio, Chile
2008: Faizan Jawed Siddiqi, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai
2007: Ben Masterton-Smith, Bartlett School of Architecture, London