The 2012 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open to applications from students at RIBA-accredited schools of architecture around the world. A £6,000 grant will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and Angela Brady, President of the RIBA.
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 my privilege to fund 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.'
The deadline for entry is Monday 26 March 2012. Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the RIBA website www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship.
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Notes to editors
- First established in 2006, the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now in its sixth year and is intended to fund international research on a topic related to the 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.
- Past recipients of the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship:
- 2011: 'Sanitation' by Sahil Deshpande, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
- 2010: ‘In Search of Cold Spaces – a study of northern public space’ by Andrew Mackintosh, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
- 2009: 'Ancestral Cities, Ancestral Sustainability' by Amanda Rivera, University de Bio Bio, Chile
- 2008: ‘The Role of Public Transport in Shaping Sustainable Humane Habitats: Case Studies Across Three Continents’ by Faizan Jawed Siddiqi, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
- 2007: 'Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the Asian Communist City' by Ben Masterton-Smith, UCL, London, UK
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