It will allocate a record £185,000 towards architectural education by the end of 2011
The RIBA has made the highest funding award in its history for architectural research. The Institute has announced the recipients of funding for architectural research for the 2011/12 academic session, for which the combined total is just under £100,000.
Together with other funding schemes earmarked to support students of architecture, including £70,000 to students in financial hardship, the RIBA is expected to allocate a record £185,000 towards architectural education by the end of 2011.
New RIBA president Angela Brady said: “The RIBA is committed to supporting not only architectural research but also students experiencing hardship that might preclude them from becoming architects.
“To this end, the RIBA Education Fund works to ensure that opportunities are given to talented students from the widest cross-section of society.
“We are extremely grateful to our generous donors, such as Lord Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers, Mrs Margot Auger, the Goldfinger family, Aedas, and the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, for having donated generously towards these schemes.”
Full details of the research projects and awards can be found the RIBA website.