2020 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, RIBA World Architecture Travel Prize

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020

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26 Feb 2020

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020

Hokkaido, Japan – by Siti Nurafaf Ismail – 2019 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship recipient:
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020
image © Siti Nurafaf Ismail

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Wednesday 26 February 2020) opened applications for the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020.

Applications are welcomed from students around the world who are enrolled in, and have successfully completed, the first year of a professional qualification in architecture in one of the higher education institutions invited to participate.

A £7,000 grant will be awarded to one winner, which will be decided by a panel of judges including Lord Foster and RIBA President Alan Jones.

Lord Foster said:
“As a student I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer travelling through Europe and 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 the privilege of the Norman Foster Foundation to support 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.”

RIBA President Alan Jones said:
“We are very grateful to the Norman Foster Foundation for their continuous generous support. This year we are inviting 428 schools of architecture from around the globe, including all RIBA-validated institutions, to nominate their talented students. The Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship gives aspiring architects the chance to carry out important international research – I would encourage all eligible to apply.”

The deadline for submissions is 17:00 Friday 24 April 2020. Further details can be downloaded here: www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship

Background

First established in 2006, the scholarship, supported by the Norman Foster Foundation, is now in its fourteenth year and is intended to fund international research on a topic related to the sustainable survival of our towns and cities, in a location of the student’s choice. Past RIBA Norman Foster Scholars have travelled through the Americas, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle and the Far East, and Russia. Proposals for research might include: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; the density of settlements; sustainability; the use of resources; the quality of urban life; and transport.

The list of higher education institutions invited to nominate students is selected by the RIBA.

Over 400 higher education institutions are invited to participate, and this list includes all institutions that offer qualifications validated by the RIBA or are recognised by the Commonwealth Association of Architects; it also includes a large number of schools listed under other recognition systems (such as the European Directive for Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the EU, or the National Architectural Accreditation Board in the US.)

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Winners

Past recipients of the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship:

2019: Siti Nurafaf Ismail – University of Malaya, Malaysia – ‘Architecture of Humility’
2018: Steven Hutt – University of Greenwich, UK – ‘East of Eden’
2017: Chloe Loader – University of Lincoln, UK – ‘Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South’
2016: Abel Feleke – University of Western Australia – ‘Weaving the Urban Fabric: Examining the Significance of Community’
2015: Charles Palmer – University of Sheffield, UK – ‘Cycling Megacities’
2014: Joe Paxton – Bartlett (UCL), UK – ‘Buffer Landscapes 2060
2013: Sigita Burbulyte – Bath University, UK – ‘Charles Booth Going Abroad’
2012: Thomas Aquilina – University of Edinburgh – ‘Material Economies: Recycling Practices in Informal Settlements Along African Longitude 30’
2011: Sahil Bipin Deshpande – Rizvi College of Architecture, India – ‘Sanitation: A Case Study across Eight Metropolises’
2010: Andrew Mackintosh – Robert Gordon University, UK – ‘In Search of Cold Spaces’
2009: Amanda Rivera – University of Bio Bio, Chile – ‘Ancestral Cities, Ancestral Sustainability’
2008: Faizan Jawed Siddiqi – Rizvi College of Architecture, India – ‘The Role of Public Transport in Shaping Sustainable Humane Habitats’
2007: Ben Masterton-Smith – Bartlett, UK – ‘Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the East Asian Communist City’

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Previously on e-architect:

7 Mar 2019

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Hong Kong Peak © Steven Hutt – 2018 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship recipient:
2018 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship recipient
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The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017
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