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RIBA announces funding schemes worth £36,000 to support Part 2 and postgraduate architecture students

RIBA announces funding schemes worth £36,000 to support Part 2 and postgraduate architecture students

10 May 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) now welcomes funding applications for five RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships and one RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship.

The scholarships are open to current and prospective students studying RIBA Part 2 courses or other postgraduate studies – such as academic Masters programmes – in the 2019/2020 academic year.

A total of £36,000 will be available:

RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarships support architecture students enrolled in the second year of a RIBA Part 2 course with funding and the opportunity to be mentored by an architect member of the Wren. The Wren Insurance Association Limited is an architects’ professional indemnity mutual that comprises 65 of the UK’s leading architectural practices. The scheme, which was set up in 2013, has supported 30 talented recipients so far who continue to shape the future of the profession. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 June 2019.

The RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship supports postgraduate students of architecture enrolled in schools of architecture with RIBA-validated courses (UK and abroad) with funding and the opportunity to be mentored by an architect at AHR. The scholarship is funded by AHR, a national architecture and building consultancy practice, and has been named in memory of Stephen Williams, a past director. The scholarship aims to support talented students who have the potential to make a significant contribution to architecture. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 June 2019.

Speaking today, RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said:

“We are very grateful to the Wren Insurance Association and AHR for their generosity and continued support of aspiring architects. We are particularly appreciative of their support of Part 2 and postgraduate students, as it is at this level of study that students tend to struggle the most financially. I wish all students the best of luck with their applications and look forward to the announcement of the recipients.”

Applicants can find more information about last year’s award winners and how to apply for this year’s awards here.

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Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information contact Abigail.Chiswell-White@riba.org +44 (0) 20 7580 3811
  2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. www.architecture.com Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates www.twitter.com/RIBA

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