The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched two schemes to support students in their period of professional experience in the UK and abroad.
The RIBA Walter Parker Bursary, a new hardship scheme for students of architecture, is aimed at Part 1 students in professional experience element who encounter financial hardship.
In 2009/10 the scheme will provide 40 bursaries of £500 each to help students meet costs, such as relocation or up-front travel expenses, which are frequently incurred while entering the workplace.
The scheme complements the RIBA Education Fund which provides financial assistance to students of architecture enrolled on either Part 1 or Part 2 course.
Applications are considered throughout the academic year 2009/10.
This year, the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship has been extended to support students doing both research and professional experience abroad.
Established in 2008 to support student travel towards research, it provides for at least one scholarship of up to £5,000 for a period of international professional experience between 6 and 12 months.