2021 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

“As a student, I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer travelling through Europe and to review first-hand buildings and cities that I knew only from the pages of books. it had been a revelation – liberating and exhilarating in numerous ways.

Today, it’s the privilege of the Norman Foster Foundation to support the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, which I hope will have an enduring legacy – offering the prospect for discovery and therefore the inspiration for exciting new work – for generations to return .” Lord Foster

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship offers £7,000 to a student of architecture who demonstrates the potential for outstanding achievement and original thinking on issues that relate to the sustainable survival of cities and towns.

In 2021, in response to the worldwide restrictions on travel put in situ to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, applications are going to be accepted for national research proposals also as international research proposals. Therefore, students may submit a proposal for research on a subject in their home country or at (an) international location(s).

Both national and international research proposals should relate to the sustainable 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
  • Transport

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 28 May 2021. More details here.

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