The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced funding research and scholarship schemes for students worth a record £250,000 in 2013/14. £100,000 of the funds will go towards financing scholars embarking on vital educational research into Architecture.
RIBA President Angela Brady said: 'It’s a huge encouragement to see vital funding for students and educational research being awarded by the RIBA. We are immensely grateful for the generous donations from our members and corporate partners that have allowed us to reach this record sum. However, our students are still in great need and are paying higher fees than ever before, we want to help and support as many as we can. If you are in a position to help the future of architecture, I encourage you to contact the RIBA and discuss ways to support those in need.
'There are a number of fantastic opportunities available from the RIBA for students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in Architecture in the coming year. I’d encourage those who are up for the challenge of realising their potential to explore these opportunities and get their applications ready.'
The RIBA is currently encouraging submissions for the following research funding schemes:
- RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship – £5,000 to support one student or graduate who wishes to undergo a travel period of imaginative and original research.
- RIBA Research Trust – Scholarships of up to £10,000 are available to support independent architecture research by academics and practitioners.
- RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship– Annual studentship worth £16,000 outside London or £18,000 in London to a student who wishes to pursue, continue, or complete a higher degree in research (PhD/MPhil or MRes) to a maximum of 3 years.
In addition, the current funding schemes are also welcoming applications from students during their Parts 1 and 2 for the academic year 2013/14:
- RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships – Five scholarships, each worth £5,000, are available to support Part 2 students.
- RIBA Aedas Stephen Williams Scholarship – £5,000 to support one student for a period of postgraduate studies lasting up to 12 months in the UK or abroad. The scheme will also include an element of mentoring.
- RIBA Education Fund – Awards of up to £2,000 are available to students suffering financial hardship during their studies.
- RIBA Walter Parker Bursaries - these are available all year, awarding up to £2,000 to students suffering financial hardship while undertaking practical experience.
For more current and future information on RIBA Education funding for research and scholarships please visit: www.architecture.com/EducationAndCareers/PrizesScholarshipsandBursaries