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2018 Travel Scholarship for Architecture Students

INTBAU is launching a biennial travel scholarship

Thanks to the support of Yiangou Architects, INTBAU is launching a biennial £2,000 travel scholarship to encourage the next generation of researchers and practitioners of traditional architecture, and to support research of clear value that would not otherwise be undertaken. The closing date is 31st May 2018.

Applications are sought from full-time architecture students. Judges will be looking for original research proposals related to one of the three themes for INTBAU’s 2018 World Congress, which will take place at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 27th and 28th November:

1. Contexts
2. Materials
3. Identities

Scholarship recipients will produce a record of their travel and research in a format that can be featured as part of the World Congress programme: for example, an essay, or a series of drawings and images.

To help make the scholarship as widely and globally accessible as possible, an additional stipend of up to £750 may be provided to students for whom the costs of travel, accommodation, and visas would exceed £2,000 because of distance or other unavoidable factors.

Judging panel members will include:
• Lauren Banks, INTBAU Programme Coordinator
• Jeremy Cross, Prince’s Foundation International Network Manager
• Ruth Equipaje, INTBAU Philippines
• Christine Franck, INTBAU USA
• George Saumarez Smith, ADAM Architecture
• Ross Sharpe, Yiangou Architects
• Harriet Wennberg, INTBAU Executive Director


April to end-May:  Application period
June:  Interviews with shortlisted students
July – September:  Travel period
September – October:  Research prepared
27-28 November:  INTBAU World Congress

How to Apply

An application will consist of:
• a completed application form; INTBAU Travel Scholarship – Application Form
• a portfolio of up to 20 images of your work in PDF format;
• a short CV.

Applications must be submitted by email to by the closing date of 31st May 2018.

Additional Information & Conditions

INTBAU reserves the right to change the panel of judges if circumstances require. Students shortlisted to receive the scholarship will be required to attend an interview to present their research proposal to representatives from the panel of judges. This will be in INTBAU’s London office, or via webcam if the student is based outside the UK.

The scholarship will be awarded in two equal payments of £1,000, with the possibility of an additional £750 where costs associated with the student’s travel are unavoidably high. The first payment will be made when the scholarship is awarded, with the second payment to be made on presentation of the completed research.

Research must be original, and all sources are to be identified and referenced according to an accepted academic standard. There is to be no subsequent change to the title or scope of the research project as presented at the interview, unless discussed with INTBAU.

The completed research project must be presented in the agreed format and within the agreed timeframe. For practical reasons, modifications may become necessary, but these are not to be made without INTBAU’s prior agreement. INTBAU and Yiangou Architects will hold joint copyright of the research with the student and reserve the right to publish it in whole or in part.

Proof of travel arrangements and adequate insurance for travel and health is required. INTBAU will take no responsibility for travel or other arrangements which are to be made by the student for the completion of their research. INTBAU accepts no liability in respect of personal safety or any other outcome that may result from the award of this scholarship.

If you have any questions, email