RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, generously supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £7,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at 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 travel should take place between June-October 2017.

  • Number of scholarships 1
  • Value £7,000
  • Opens 31 January 2017
  • Deadline 28 April 2017
  • Help with Study abroad costs
  • Duration travel to take place between June-October 2017

Eligibility

Eligible students:

  • must be enrolled in an RIBA or CAA validated degree programmes or in a programme from a specially invited school or architecture centre AND
  • must have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.
  • Only one application produced by one student per school is accepted
  • You must therefore approach your Design Studio Year Director in the first instance if you wish to be considered
  • NB: The Head of Department must sign the completed application 

 



Further Information

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been running since 2007, and the spirit of the scholarship is based on Lord Foster's own experience as a student of architecture.

Selection criteria & process

 

The judges will seek to award a student who demonstrates the potential for outstanding achievement and original thinking on issues relating to the survival and the future of our cities and towns.

 

Submissions will be judged by the panel consisting of:

  • Lord Foster
  • Jane Duncan, the President of the RIBA
  • Two members of Foster + Partners
  • One judge invited by Lord Foster
  • One judge invited by the President of the RIBA

Contact us

For further queries, contact John-paul Nunes, Head of Education Projects on education.temp@riba.org or +44 (0)20 7307 3678.

How to apply

Each school with RIBA or CAA validated degree courses is invited to submit one application for the scholarship 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. 

  • Only one application produced by one student per school is accepted
  • You must therefore approach your Design Studio Year Director in the first instance if you wish to be considered
  • The Head of Department must sign the completed application