The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offered annually to support independent architectural research. The awards scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matter relevant to the advancement of architecture and the connected arts and sciences. The research can be practice-led or academic research.
“The funds provided by the RIBA’s Research Trust Awards each year are an invaluable aid to those who are pursuing new knowledge in architecture. There is intense competition to get them, yet it’s also the case that a good many of our best scholars and practitioners have benefited from this source of financial support at some point in their careers.”
– Professor Murray Fraser, Chair, RIBA Research Grants sub-committee
The awards scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matter relevant to the advancement of architecture, and connected arts and sciences, in the United Kingdom.
The RIBA Research Trust Award is for a closely defined piece of architectural research. The committee will support practice-led or academic research, but it will not supportcourse fees and subsistence costs for PhD/MPhil or Masters programmes. Awards are given only to named individuals, not organisations. The maximum grant applicants may apply for is £10,000. A detailed breakdown of costs should be provided in the application form. http://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Becomeanarchitect/Fundingyoureducation/Researchfunding/RIBAResearchTrustAwards.aspx
The 2015 call will open shortly (“Spring 15”) and in the meantime Research Professional have just published a very useful profile of the opportunity including advice for applicants: