2018 Norman Foster Foundation Travelling Scholarship now open
February 16, 2018
The 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Foundation Travelling Scholarship opens today and welcomes applications from architecture students enrolled in schools of architecture around the world. A grant will be awarded to one winner by a panel of judges which will include Lord Foster and RIBA President Ben Derbyshire.
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 the privilege of the Norman Foster Foundation to support 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.’
RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: ‘The RIBA is very grateful to the Norman Foster Foundation for its generous donation to this scholarship, which provides a unique chance for architecture students to see buildings in their context. This year, we are making the scholarship truly global by inviting 264 schools of architecture to join the 93 institutions validated by the RIBA to nominate their talented students. I would strongly encourage students to apply for this exciting opportunity.’
The deadline for submissions is Friday 20 April 2018. Further details can be downloaded from the RIBA website at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship.
This fellowship encourages architecture students and scholars to travel anywhere in the world to pursue research on the subject of the future survival of cities and communities.
Since 2007, the Norman Foster Foundation, London has provided the following travelling fellowships:
2017 Chloe Loader, Lincoln School of Architecture and Design, UK
2016 Abel Feleke, University of Western Australia, Australia
2015 Charles Palmer, University of Sheffield, UK
2014 Moe Paxton, Bartlett, University College London, UK
2013 Sigita Burbulyte, Bath School of Architecture, UK
2012 Thomas Aquilina, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Scotland
2011 Sahil Bipin Deshpande, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
2010 Andrew Mackintosh, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK
2009 Amanda Rivera, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
2008 Faizan Jawed, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
2007 Ben Masterton-Smith, Bartlett, University College London, UK