Scholars’ Prize in Architecture

The Scholars’ Prize in Architecture is an exciting and valuable opportunity for an early-career architect or post-Part II student of architecture to spend three months in Rome (living at the BSR), and be a member of a vibrant residential community of architects, artists and researchers. It enables somebody to pursue their own, self-directed programme of research. This research — associated with the town of Rome or, if appropriate, elsewhere in Italy — may take the shape of an architectural project, a theoretical study or an historical investigation, or indeed a mixture of all three. It offers accommodation during a study-bedroom and board, for 3 months, a monthly stipend, a gaggle exhibition, and participation during a range of interdisciplinary activities.

The Scholar’s Prize in Architecture has been made possible by donations from a number of former BSR award-holders and others, who will be actively involved in the shortlisting.  Members of the Architecture Advisory Committee will also review the applications. Final selection at interview will be by members of the Faculty of the Fine Arts of the BSR .

I have no doubt that the Scholars’ Prize was of fundamental importance to my future practice. The experience changed how I think about my own work and helped define the questions I wanted to pursue in the future.

Morgan Gostwyck-Lewis (winner of the Scholars’ Prize in Architecture, 2016–17)For: recently qualified architects (post Part II) who have shown exceptional promise in either their student work or their early professional career, or both

Open to: those of British or Commonwealth nationality, and those who have been working professionally or studying at postgraduate level for at least the last three years in the UK or Commonwealth (i.e. since May 2018)

Duration: three months (January–March 2022) (these dates may be subject to change as we assess the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19)

Research grant:  £700 per month

Further details are available by clicking here, and the application form here. To apply, please send your completed application form, an equal opportunities monitoring form and a curriculum vitae to

Closing date for applications:  Friday 28 May 2021

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