Following the success of the inaugural travelling scholarship, which funded Ben Masterton-Smith's research topic - the Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the Asian Communist City the RIBA and Norman Foster are pleased to announce that a second travel grant of £6,000 will be awarded to one student this year, selected from over 100 architecture schools with RIBA validation in the UK and abroad.
The grant will fund international research on a topic and in a location of the students choice, to be presented in a report which can be photographic, graphic or written and represented in the RIBA Presidents Medals Student Awards exhibition.
The judging panel includes Lord Foster and Sunand Prasad, the President of the RIBA. Submissions for the scholarship are required by 14 March 2008, with travel to be carried out by the successful applicant between June and September 2008.
Applicants will be chosen on the basis of proposals submitted for an area of research, which might include: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; the density of settlements; sustainability; the use of resources; the quality of urban life and transport. Each school of architecture can nominate only one student. In order to be eligible, students must have successfully completed at least the first year of the Part 1 degree.