2017 ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship

ADAM Architecture is calling for entries for this year’s Travel Scholarship to support and reward outstanding research in architecture and urban design.

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a UK or International University or School of Architecture studying architecture, architectural technology or urban design, are invited to apply for the £1,500 award to fund their research, overseas travel and accommodation.  The Scholarship is now in its 12th year and has a successful track record of supporting students to engage in international research. 

Entries are sought from undergraduate and graduate students at a UK or International University and Schools of Architecture:

• RIBA Part I up to 3 years after Part II;
• CIAT Accredited Degree or Post-graduate courses;
• or an equivalent qualification.

The judges will be looking for a significant piece of original research work, and an outstanding contribution to architectural knowledge. Previous winners have travelled to Valletta, Japan, Cuba, France, Belgium, Sicily, Rome. and Ethiopia. The judging panel will include the Directors at ADAM Architecture, plus others to be announced shortly.


To apply send the following:
- A completed application form
- A portfolio of work with up to 20 images in printed or digital form
- A short CV

Send your application to:
Sue Beaumont, Travel Scholarship 2017, 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

Closing date for applications is 26th April 2017

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 2017 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 £1,500 will be made in 2 payments. £750 at the time the scholarship is awarded and a further £750 on the presentation of the research. If the award is given to a student outside the UK, the prize of £1,500 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 is likely to take place in London 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.

If you have any questions email

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