Apply for the Riba Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship 2021, and be the lucky student of architecture to get up to £7,000.

Application Deadline: May 28 2021


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The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship offers £7,000 to a student of architecture.


  • To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in, and have successfully completed at least the first year of a professional qualification in architecture from a school invited by the RIBA.
  • Each invited school can submit one application only for the scholarship from one of its current students, and each school chooses its own method of selecting its student.

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Application Instructions

Once selected by your school, students will need to submit the following:

  • one completed application form signed by the student and by the Head of School
  • one A1 ‘poster’ presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations). Applicants are restricted to 500 words on the poster submission, and images should be high-resolution.
  • Full details of the application process can be found in the guidance notes at the beginning of the application form.
  • Completed applications (including the application form and A1 ‘poster’) must be submitted via a web-based file transfer service (such as WeTransfer) to Gillian.Harrison@riba.org

See the List of schools invited by RIBA

About the RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship offers £7,000 to a student of architecture who demonstrates the potential for outstanding achievement and original thinking on issues that relate to the sustainable survival of cities and towns.

In 2021, in response to the global restrictions on travel put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, applications will be accepted for national research proposals as well as international research proposals. Therefore, students may submit a proposal for research on a topic in their home country or at (an) international location(s).

Both national and international research proposals should relate to the sustainable survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes:

Learning from the past to inform the future

  • The future of society
  • Density of settlements
  • Use of resources
  • Quality of urban life
  • Transport

Key Dates and Order of Program

Deadline for submission is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 28 May 2021.

Past Winners

  • 2015: Charles Palmer – University of Sheffield, UK
  • 2016: Abel Feleke – University of Western Australia, Australia
  • 2017: Chloe Loader – University of Lincoln, UK
  • 2018: Steven Hutt – University of Greenwich, UK
  • 2019: Siti Nurafaf Ismail – University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • 2020: Iulia Cistelecan – London School of Architecture UK.
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