RIBA Scott Brownrigg Award for Sustainable Development

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Launched in 2022 as a collaboration between the RIBA and Scott Brownrigg Architects, the RIBA Scott Brownrigg Award for Sustainable Development funds research to address environmental and ethical issues and improve the quality of life in communities around the world. It offers £5,000 to individuals or teams interested in developing research projects or practical work on architecture-related topics associated with one or more of the 17 UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 01: No poverty

Goal 02: Zero Hunger

Objective 03: Good health and well-being

Goal 04: Quality education

Goal 05: Gender equality

Objective 06: Drinking water and sanitation

Goal 07: Affordable and clean energy

Goal 08: Decent work and economic growth

Objective 09: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

Goal 13: Climate action

Objective 14: Life Underwater

Goal 15: Life on Earth

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the goal

The program intends to focus on developing the skills and competencies of successful applicants and generating practical solutions or thoughtful recommendations that improve the physical environment and improve the quality of life for citizens and communities.

The award is open to individuals or teams of graduates and architectural practitioners for projects lasting between three and 12 months.



Eligibility criteria

The award is open to individuals or teams of architecture students, graduates, academics and qualified architects who have obtained a professional qualification in architecture from higher education institutions offering RIBA validated courses in the UK United or abroad.

To be eligible to apply for the award, the Sole or Lead Applicant must:

  • have successfully completed a Part 1 course validated by the RIBA or with candidate course status in the UK or overseas, and
  • be enrolled, or have been granted a place of study, in an RIBA validated Part 2 or 3 course or with Candidate course status in the UK or overseas at the start of the scholarship period , or
  • be a graduate of an RIBA validated Part 2 or 3 course or with Candidate Course status in the UK or overseas

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed based on evidence of the following criteria:

  • relevance and originality of the research topic
  • the maximum potential of research results to advance the UN Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals
  • the research capacity of the candidate(s) and their academic or professional competence in the proposed field
  • thorough project planning, especially with regard to the implementation of realistic deadlines and effective management of budget and resources
  • details of how the candidate(s) will personally and professionally benefit from the experience
  • explanation of the benefits of the research for the architectural profession, as well as for the communities and individuals directly affected by the expected results of the research

How to register

To apply for this award, please read the guide notes (PDF) and complete the application form (Word).

Completed application forms should be emailed with “SBA2022” in the subject line to [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022. Applications received after this deadline will be do not to be considered.

Contact

If you have any questions or need help completing this form, please contact Gillian Harrison.

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