Schools of architecture around the world are invited to put one applicant forward. Entries will then be assessed by a panel of judges, including Lord Foster and RIBA President Jane Duncan.
The selected scholar will receive £7,000 (an increase from the previous award of £6,000) to travel anywhere in the world in order to pursue research on the subject of the future survival of our cities and communities.
"This scholarship provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with architecture outside of the academic context, and develop their own research interests and methods as part of a rewarding and enlightening experience," commented Jane Duncan, President of RIBA. "As we celebrate this scheme's tenth anniversary, we remain deeply grateful to Lord Foster for his support of the future generation of architects, and are delighted with his generous decision to increase the funds awarded to this year's recipient."