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Call for Papers - RIBA President's Awards for Research 2018

President’s Awards for Research 2018 - Call for Papers

07 March 2018

The RIBA is now welcoming entries for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2018, which includes the RIBA President’s Medal for Research. Entries can be submitted online from 7 March 2018 to 3 June 2018 (midnight British Summer Time). Please see our submission guidelines for more information on how to do so.

We invite all those conducting research related to architecture, the practice of architecture and the built environment to submit research that has been completed within the last 15 months. We welcome individual efforts as well as encouraging collaborative projects between academia, architectural practice and other related disciplines as well as entries from professionals and students across the construction industry.

Not only do winners receive the recognition of winning a RIBA Award, but they are also exposed to a wider audience through RIBA media releases, publications and events.

All Abstracts will be published in the 2018 Book of Abstracts, the shortlist will be published online and the winners of each category will have their papers published in the Journal of Architecture in 2019. The best paper from the winners is awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research.

Submissions can be entered under one of the follow categories:

  • Annual Theme - Ethics and Sustainable Development
  • Design and Technical
  • Cities and Community
  • History and Theory

Ben Derbyshire, President of the RIBA, is keen to promote greater use of and involvement in research across the profession, saying:

'I believe the future of our profession lies in building a body of knowledge through collaborative research. Indeed, it is one of the most important imperatives for the Institute to broker opportunities, aggregate findings and communicate outcomes of research as we look to the future.

'It seems particularly topical that the theme for the President’s Awards for Research this year will be Ethics and sustainable development, coinciding as it does with the launch this year of a commission to look into this vital topic.'

For full details on how to submit your research, please see our submission guidelines. If you would like to know more about the Awards, please visit our President’s Awards for Research page.

If you have any questions regarding the Research Awards, contact Dylan Dixon in the RIBA Education team at or by telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3714.

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