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Travel Scholarship

ADAM Architecture 2023 Travel Scholarship now open for entries

Since 2007 we have awarded an annual £2,000 ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship, providing an opportunity for students or recent graduates to carry out original research on an architectural or urban design subject of their choice. The subject does not have to be related to traditional architecture; the only criterion is that it should offer an outstanding contribution to architectural knowledge.

Past scholars have travelled to places as varied as Italy and Israel, Cuba and China, covering subjects as wide-ranging as rock-hewn churches (in Ethiopia) and art deco gardens (predominantly in the United States). The way in which the research is presented is entirely down to the individual scholar; the only stipulation is that they present a slide talk on their return, usually at the Art Workers’ Guild in London, and that they provide a written document for potential publication.

A book documenting past ADAM Architecture Travel Scholars, Journeys of Discovery, will be published later in 2023.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled at a UK or international university or school of architecture, studying RIBA Part 1 and up to 3 years after Part II qualification, studying a CIAT accredited degree or post-graduate course, or equivalent qualification.

How to apply

Who can apply:

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 their Part II qualification, to students studying a CIAT accredited degree or post-graduate course, or equivalent qualification.

First launched in 2005, the scholarship has a proven track record of supporting students to travel overseas to further develop their current research interest or to kick-start something new, often outside of their studies. Previous winners have travelled to Valletta, Japan, Cuba, France, Belgium, Sicily, Rome, Iran and Ethiopia.

Many past recipients have been invited to present their research at a public event hosted by ADAM Architecture.

The judging panel will include the Directors at ADAM Architecture, plus others invited external judges from business or academia.

The application requires:

  • A completed application form – download a copy of the form here (download and save it before completing the form)
  • A portfolio of work with up to 20 images/pages, A4 or A3 size only, printed or pdf up to 10Mb if emailed
  • A short CV

Applications should be sent to:

Sue Beaumont, Travel Scholarship, ADAM Architecture, Old Hyde House, 75 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 7DW

A hard copy of your application and supporting documents is preferred, but submissions will be accepted by email to (max 10Mb, A4 or A3 size only)

Closing date – 30th April 2023

Additional information and conditions

Entries must be received at ADAM Architecture’s office by the deadline. A shortlist of entries will be compiled by members of the judging panel. The directors at ADAM Architecture reserve the right to change the panel of judges if circumstances dictate. Students shortlisted to receive the Travel Scholarship will be required to attend an interview to present their research proposal to the panel of judges. This will be in our Winchester or London office, or via webcam if student lives outside the UK. The date for interviews will be announced shortly, and you should make every effort to be available on this day. The overall winner will be chosen by the panel of judges following the interviews.

The prize of £2,000 will be made in 2 equal payments. The first payment at time the scholarship is awarded and a second payment on presentation of the research. If the award is given to a student outside the UK, the prize of £2,000 will be converted into their local currency.

The individual who is awarded the scholarship must be prepared to present his or her work in person to the Directors, other members of ADAM Architecture and selected people within the architectural profession, as decided by ADAM Architecture.

This presentation may take place in London or Winchester and the winner will be expected to make their own travel arrangements. Any requests for assistance with expenses must be sent to Sue Beaumont before any bookings are confirmed.

The research is to be a significant piece of original work. Sources are to be identified and referenced to acknowledge intellectual debt to the authors and support specific facts. There is to be no subsequent change to the title or scope of the project as presented at the interview, unless discussed with the directors.

The completed project is to be presented in the agreed format and within the agreed timeframe. It is recognised however that, for practical reasons, modifications may become necessary, but these are not to be made without the prior agreement of ADAM Architecture. ADAM Architecture will have joint copyright of the research report and reserve the right to publish it in whole or in part.

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

The winner agrees to be available for media interviews should these be appropriate and for their name and images to be made available to and published in the media.

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