The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has opened applications for the 2020 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. Applications are welcomed from students around the world who are enrolled in, and have successfully completed, the first year of a professional qualification in architecture in one of the higher education institutions invited to participate.
"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," Lord Foster said. "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."
A £7,000 grant will be awarded to one winner, which will be decided by a panel of judges including Lord Foster and RIBA President Alan Jones.
"We are very grateful to the Norman Foster Foundation for their continuous generous support," Jones commented. "This year we are inviting 428 schools of architecture from around the globe, including all RIBA-validated institutions, to nominate their talented students. The Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship gives aspiring architects the chance to carry out important international research - I would encourage all eligible to apply."
The deadline for submissions is April 24, 2020.
Photo: Courtesy of Norman Foster Foundation
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