The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship funds international research on a topic and at locations of student’s choosing.
The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship was established in 2006 following a donation by Lord Foster.
In 2011 one travelling scholarship of £6,000 will be awarded to one student chosen from over 100 schools of architecture worldwide with RIBA-validated courses.
- must be enrolled in a school of Architecture with RIBA-validated degree programmes (see Appendix in the complete official rules) and
- must have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.
The scholarship funds international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing. The topic of the research should relate to 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
- use of resources
- quality of urban life
Each school can submit one application produced by one student.
It is recommended that travelling be carried out between June and October 2011.
Number of Scholarships
One travelling scholarship of £6,000 will be awarded to one student chosen from over 100 schools of architecture worldwide with RIBA-validated courses.
Each school with RIBA-validated degree courses is invited to submit one application for the scholarship from one of its students detailing their proposed use of the scholarship. Each school chooses its own method of selecting its student but the completed application form must be signed by the Head of School.
A complete submission includes:
- one A1 ‘poster’ presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations) and
- one application form signed by the student and the Head of School. Submissions containing an application form which is not signed by the Head of School will not be accepted.
Information on how to submit the poster and the application form can be obtained by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.