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RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship 2012

Applications are now open for the RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship 2012. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student of architecture.

Students from all RIBA-validated schools 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.

The RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship has been running since 2007. Last year’s awardee traveled to Delhi, Shanghai, Beijing, Oslo, Paris, Belfast, Kumasi and Johannesburg between July and September 2011.

£6,000 Traveling Scholarship for an International Research Project

The RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship, generously supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one traveling scholarship of £6,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing.

Eligible students:

  • must be enrolled in a school of Architecture with RIBA-validated degree programmes, and
  • 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.

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 2012.

Upon the completion of the travel the student will be invited to present their research to an audience at Foster + Partners in London. A graphic, photographic or written interpretation of their report will also be displayed during the RIBA President’s Medals Student Award exhibition at the RIBA in London in December 2012.

For further info and application materials, please visit the official website.