March 17, 2020 - Norman Foster Foundation - 2020 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship
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March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020

Norman Foster Foundation

Siti Nurafaf Ismail, Hokkaido, Japan. © Siti Nurafaf Ismail.

2020 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship
Travel anywhere in the world to pursue research on the future survival of cities

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

This fellowship encourages architecture students and scholars to travel anywhere in the world to pursue research on the subject of the future survival of cities and communities.

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

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 deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday, April 24, 2020. Further details can be downloaded here: www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship

Since 2007, the Norman Foster Foundation, London has provided the following traveling fellowships:

2019 Siti Nurafaf Ismail, University of Malaya, Malaysia
2018 Steven Hutt, University of Greenwich, UK
2017 Chloe Loader, Lincoln School of Architecture and Design, UK
2016 Abel Feleke, University of Western Australia, Australia
2015 Charles Palmer, University of Sheffield, UK
2014 Moe Paxton, Bartlett, University College London, UK
2013 Sigita Burbulyte, Bath School of Architecture, UK
2012 Thomas Aquilina, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Scotland
2011 Sahil Bipin Deshpande, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
2010 Andrew Mackintosh, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK
2009 Amanda Rivera, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
2008 Faizan Jawed, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
2007 Ben Masterton-Smith, Bartlett, University College London, UK

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