AA Foundation Travel Awards - Open for Application, Deadline:  Midnight on Sunday 7th May 2017

Application Information

  • The AA Foundation Travel Awards are open to current registered students who will be returning to continue with their full-time studies at the Architectural Association in September 2017
  • Please ask your tutor to submit a supporting reference letter to the same email address, to be eligible for consideration. Ask them to include your name in the subject of the email
  • All applicants will be informed in writing whether or not they have been successful
  • All successful applicants will be required to submit a report or presentation after completing the travel, as well as a comment to be used in future promotions
  • The application form is available HERE
  • Send your completed applications to aafoundation@aaschool.ac.uk

Information on the awards available

AA Travel Award (£500)
Available to: students returning to the AA in September 2017
This award was established in 1881 to provide a ‘travelling studentship to enable travel in UK or abroad to make drawings of public and other buildings and otherwise improve their knowledge of their profession as architects’.
A report will be required following the travel.

Mike Davies Travel Award (£500)
Available to: students returning to the AA in September 2017
The annual travel award will support a student who demonstrates financial need. Each recipient will deliver a presentation on the travel funded by the award to a selected group at Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners at the end of the year.

Jane Chu Travel Award (£1,000)
Available to: students returning to the AA in September 2017
This award offers financial assistance to a student who might ‘need help to enhance their architectural experience’.  It was set up by AA alumna Margaret Chow both to honour her mother and to enable students to travel for their studies.
A report is required on how travel enhanced their architectural education. 

Peter J B Sabara Travel Award (£1,000)
Available to: students in 2nd or 4th year of the AA Diploma
The proposed travel should be a continuation of the pursuits and endeavours to which Peter was committed and should enable a student in the 2nd or 4th year of the AA Diploma to fulfil their passion for travel in the pursuit of learning to contribute to their work and furthering their study.

Peter Sabara (1960-1993) was a respected AA graduate and tutor who drew from his travels “a constant source of delight and influence on his work”.  The original intention for the Fund was to help design students in “travelling with the aim of furthering their study and appreciation of the relevance of regional cultures to the modern design world”.

The successful recipient is required to make a visual presentation with a short description no less than one month after the travel is undertaken. 

Alexander Memorial Travel Award (£1,500)
Available to: students returning to the AA in September 2017
H J W Alexander was Secretary of the AA 1937-62. This fund was established to ‘enable or assist a student or a group of students of architecture to travel abroad to study architecture’.  The AA Journal records that there was ‘no better way of perpetuating his name than by linking it with visits and travel that he organised so admirably for the AA over many years.’
A report will be required following the travel. 

IMPORTANT: ANY INCOMPLETE FORMS WITHOUT SUFFICIENT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

Date Submitted: 28/3/2017

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