Travelling Scholarship

Norman Foster Foundation

01.07.2020 - 01.10.2020

About the Programme

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened today (Wednesday 26 February 2020) the applications for the 2020 Norman Foster Foundation Travelling Scholarship. This fellowship encourages architecture students and scholars to travel anywhere in the world to pursue research on the subject of the future survival of cities and communities. Applications are welcomed from students around the world who are enrolled in and have successfully completed, the first year of professional qualification in architecture in one of the higher education institutions invited to participate. 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. Lord Foster said: “As a student, I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer traveling 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 Alan Jones said: “We are very grateful to the Norman Foster Foundation for their continuous generous support. 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 17:00, Friday 24 April 2020. Further details can be downloaded here: [](

About Us

The Norman Foster Foundation promotes interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers and urbanists anticipate the future. We believe in the importance of connecting architecture, design, technology and the arts to better serve society, and in the value of a holistic education that encourages experimentation through research and projects. The Norman Foster Foundation holds the Norman Foster Archive and Library, which provide a window into the larger narrative and history of our built environment through the work of Norman Foster. The Norman Foster Foundation is based in Madrid and operates globally.