2019 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship now open

The 2019 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship opens today and welcomes applications from architecture students enrolled in schools of architecture around the world. A £7,000 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 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is an exceptional annual gift which gives young, aspiring architects the opportunity to research critical challenges to the survival, and future, of cities around the world. We are extremely grateful to the Norman Foster Foundation and Foster + Partners for their generous donations. This year we will be inviting 278 schools of architecture across the globe to join the 98 institutions validated by the RIBA to nominate their talented students, and I would encourage all eligible to apply for this exciting opportunity.”

The deadline for submissions is Friday 26 April 2019. Further details can be downloaded from the RIBA website at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship.