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RIBA Norman Foster and Kohn Pederson Fox Travelling Scholarships 2020

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RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020

Deadline: 12pm, Thursday 23 April 2020

Submissions to directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk  

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £7,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing. Please also note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the successful applicant will be advised to postpone their travel until the relevant government agencies confirm that travel restrictions have been lifted and there are no remaining safety concerns. The RIBA and the Norman Foster Foundation will also ask for a health risk assessment to be carried out by the successful applicant before sanctioning any travel.

One AA student will be nominated for the award and will then be put forward for consideration by the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship award jury. 

Submission Requirements

  • One completed application form signed by the student available at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship
  • One A1 ‘poster’ presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations)
  • Applicants are restricted to 500 words for the poster submission and will have to supply high-resolution images
  • Applicants may also submit videos as additional supporting material with a maximum duration of two minutes
  • The topic of the research should relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; density of settlements; sustainability; use of resources; quality of urban life;
  • transport

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in a RIBA or CAA validated degree programme, or in a programme from a specially invited school or architecture centre and have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.

Full submission requirements for both awards are available from the Director’s Office or via email:

directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 18/3/2020

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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