2016 RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship launches for students worldwide

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The 2016 RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship has now been launched and is inviting applicants from schools of architecture worldwide.

A grant of 6,000 UK pounds sterling will be awarded to the winning student by a panel of judges including Lord Foster and RIBA president Jane Duncan.

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 that I knew only from the pages of books. It was a revelation – liberating and exhilarating in so many ways.

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“Today it is my privilege to fund the 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.”

Past winning projects have included designing a city for cyclists, how bodies of water can mitigate the effects of climate change, recycling initiatives for Africa and public spaces in colder norther climates.

Duncan added: “This scholarship provides a chance for students to engage with architecture, outside of the academic context, in what will no doubt be a rewarding and enlightening experience.”

Deadline for submissions in April 22. Application forms can be downloaded from the RIBA website.

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