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AHR Scholarship 2016-17 opens

£5,000 scholarship available for postgraduate study.

The RIBA is calling for applications to the RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship 2016/17.

The scholarship provides £5,000 and a mentor from AHR to support one postgraduate student for up to 12 months. The scholarship is open to students entering their first or second year of Part 2 in the UK or abroad.

RIBA President, Jane Duncan, said:

"This scheme is vital in supporting students who are struggling financially during their postgraduate studies, and I would like to thank AHR for the generous decision to renew the scholarship this year. I am looking forward to reviewing the applications and participating in the judging panel in June."

Brian Johnson, Director, AHR Architects Ltd said:

"AHR are delighted to confirm their continuing support of the Stephen Williams scholarship for 2016. Over the last eight years we have through the scholarship been able to provide much needed financial and mentoring support to enable those wishing to enter the profession to continue with their studies. AHR are looking forward to once again working with RIBA to award the scholarship to a worthy candidate."

Since 2008, the scholarship has been awarded to Laura Collins (University of Sheffield, 2009/10), Henry Fisher (University of Bath 2010/11), Joseph Deane (Royal College of Art 2011/12), Kerry Watton (Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, 2012/13), Mick Scott (Oxford Brookes University 2013/14), Chloe Anderson (London Metropolitan University 2014/15) and Jonathan Connerney (Queen’s University Belfast 2015/16).

For more information, visit The deadline for applications is Tuesday 24 May 2016.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information contact Callum Reilly in the RIBA Press Office: 020 7307 3757
  2. For further information on applying for the scholarship, contact: 020 7307 3678.
  3. The scholarship was established in 2008 thanks to the generous support of AHR (formerly Aedas Architects) and is offered in memory of Stephen Williams, a past Director of Aedas.
  4. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members
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