The 2018 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 my privilege to fund 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 RIBA is very grateful to Lord Foster for his generous donation to this scholarship, which provides a unique chance for architecture students to see buildings in their context. This year, we are making the scholarship truly global by inviting 264 schools of architecture to join the 93 institutions validated by the RIBA to nominate their talented students. I would strongly encourage students to apply for this exciting opportunity.”
The deadline for submissions is Friday 20 April 2018. Further details can be downloaded from the RIBA website at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship.