Research Funding

RIBA Research Funding

Presidents Awards for research

The RIBA Research Trust Awards is an annual funding scheme supporting independent architectural research. Applications are welcome from researchers at any stage of their research career.


PhD Scholarship


The LKE Ozolins Studentship is a PhD scholarship. Applicants should be registered at a university that offers RIBA-validated courses.


RIBA staff research


The Gordon Ricketts Memorial Fund provides research funding for current and former members of the RIBA's staff.



Perspectives on Architecture - talk series

RIBA TalksOur popular talks series provides a platform
for the fascinating range of architectural research supported by the RIBA. New
research findings are presented and
discussed in an open and informal way.

These monthly talks are FREE to attend and everyone is welcome. 

11 February 2014'Architectural Space in the Work of Ernö Goldfinger' by James Dunnett

18 March 2014 - Anatomy of informal settlements – a story of 7 capital cities by Sigita Burbulyte

1 April 2014 - For Fairs: Four Fairs by Dr. Stephen Walker

13 May 2014 - Was concrete modern?: Reflections on Concrete and Culture by Professor Adrian Forty

For more information or to book, please contact Hayley Russell, Education Projects Coordinator at or on 020 7307 3678.

RIBA President's Awards for Research

The RIBA's annual research awards exist to promote the innovation and insight that emerge from excellent research.

The awards acknowledge and encourage fresh and strategic thinking in architectural research for the benefit of the profession as a whole.

Archive of previous funding schemes

The RIBA HSE Research Fund was a partnership with the HSE to support research into how health and safety is currently being taught in schools of architecture.

The RIBA Goldfinger Scholarship is supported by the estate of the late architect Ernö Goldfinger to support Hungarian students and young architects. The scholarship is not currently being offered, but the web pages provide details of past recipients.

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