ADAM Architecture 2023 Travel Scholarship now open for entries

February 27, 2023

We are once again inviting students to apply for our annual Travel Scholarship which offers a £2,000 award to support overseas research in architecture, architectural technology and urban design.  The annual scholarship was established in 2005 and supports students to travel and further develop their current research, or embark in a new direction, often outside their immediate studies.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled at a UK or International University or School of Architecture, studying RIBA Part I and up to 3 years after Part II qualification, studying a CIAT accredited degree or post-graduate course, or equivalent qualification. Judges will be looking for a significant piece of original research work which can provide an outstanding contribution to architectural knowledge. Applicants with all stylistic interests are encouraged, whether offering a fresh perspective on contemporary architecture, to traditional and everything in between.

Previous winners have travelled to Italy, Malta, Japan, Cuba, France, Belgium, Sicily, Iran, Algeria and Ethiopia, with many past recipients invited to present their research at a public event hosted by ADAM Architecture.

2020 Travel Scholarship winner Amanda Iglesias said: “I was honored to be awarded the ADAM Travel Scholarship in 2019. The experience sharpened my design instincts, historical knowledge, and fluency with the postwar church building movement in German and Denmark. This research and travel experience ignited a love for modern ecclesiastical architecture, which has since grown into multiple design, writing and curatorial opportunities. I apply these research-based design skills every day in my current role at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York City.”

Speaking about the Scholarship, ADAM Architecture Director Darren Price, commented: “We value our work within the sphere of education and our annual Travel Scholarship is one such way in which we have been able to support a small number of those who are working towards a career in architecture or indeed in a related profession in the future. It is one of the mainstays of our education calendar and we always look forward to seeing the breadth of interest and range of research projects that come forward for consideration.”

The judging panel which is stylistically neutral includes the directors of ADAM Architecture, plus other invited external judges from business or academia. The closing date for entries is 30th April 2023. Full details and how to apply are available at

You can read about the previous ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship recipients here.