This page provides references and links to awards, scholarships and bursaries relevant to the built and historic environment conservation sector. Notices are not ordinarily removed from this page when they go out of date, as the awards often run annually, or even less frequently, and it is not viable to maintain both coverage and currency. Interested users are expected to go to the host organisations identified in the notice to seek up-to-date information on a case-by-case basis.


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Up to £300 for outstanding under- or post-graduate coursework relating to:


Topics may cover any aspect of conservation including:
evaluation (eg history, research or surveying)
management (eg policy, finance or planning)
and/or intervention (eg design, technology or architecture)

Applicants need only submit a digital version of their coursework!
See for forms & details

Download the flyer here
Download the guidelines PDF

Closing date: 31st July 2013

For results see Context, the IHBC’s journal, & the IHBC Annual School 2014

Open to all students on taught courses 2011-13
For information only please contact:

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NHTG Enhancing Traditional Building Skills
in England Bursary Scheme

We hope that the Building Traditional Skills bursary funded training opportunities might be of interest to current or recently past carpentry students who wish to advance their training in structural carpentry.

The placements are initially at McCurdy and Co workshops in Berkshire and then on the Jacobean Wannamaker theatre adjacent to the Globe in Southwark, London.

Details in terms of Person, Placement Specifications and Application forms are downloadable from link

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GCHT’s £500 student conservation & regeneration prize 2013

Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) is awarding a £500 prize for a final-year project at both Strathclyde University and Glasgow School of Art relating to architectural heritage conservation & regeneration, to promote continuing best practice and creativity in this area.

For eligible courses and details see link

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National Heritage Training Group
Placement Opportunities

Two exciting opportunities have arisen for placements with McCurdy and Co., specialists in the repair and conservation of historic timber framed buildings.
Initially based in the company's workshop in Berkshire, trainees would also work on historic sites in London and possibly other areas.

Both placements run from the week commencing 10 June 2013 with an application deadline of 24 May 2013. Placements run for six months. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Full details

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RIBA President's ‘Awards for Research’ call for entries 2013

RIBA are now accepting entries for the RIBA President's Awards for Research 2013 with a deadline for receipt of entries of 5pm on 20 May 2013.

The RIBA's annual research awards exist to promote the innovation and insight that emerge from excellent research.

The awards acknowledge and encourage fresh and strategic thinking in architectural research for the benefit of the profession as a whole.

Projects are judged by a distinguished panel of experts in four categories:
· Master's degree thesis
· PhD thesis
· University-led research
· Practice-led research

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Six-month bursary available to work at Lincoln Castle

As part of the National Heritage Training Group initiative under the Lottery-funded Skills for the Future programme, a £6,528 bursary is available for a trainee stonemason to spend six months working with a team of 18 masons at Lincoln Cathedral.

Deadline for applications is 28 April 2013.

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Heritage Canada Foundation
National Awards Program
Help Us Celebrate Your Heritage Achievements

The National Awards Program celebrates individuals, organizations and businesses whose work gives new life to Canada’s communities.

We invite you to submit a nomination for our juried awards no later than April 26, 2013 in the following categories:
  • Gabrielle Léger Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation. Named after the wife of former Canadian Governor General Jules Léger, this award recognizes individuals for their outstanding service to the country in the cause of heritage conservation.
  • Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Heritage Conservation at the Provincial/Territorial Level. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual or group in the province in which the Heritage Canada Foundation’s annual conference is held. This year it will be held in Ontario.

Recipients will be fêted at a gala ceremony as part of our annual conference in Ottawa this October.

For information on nomination procedures and past award recipients, visit our website at

For further information:
Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications,
Telephone: 613-237-1066 ext. 229; Cell: 613-797-7206

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York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship Bursaries - invitation to apply

Applications are invited from craftsmen and conservators for financial support. Since 2000 the York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship has helped over 80 individuals across a very broad range of heritage skills. Based in York, the Foundation will consider applications from across the UK.

Awards are available of up to £1500 to support training and development and up to £3000 to help established experts take on an apprentice or trainee. Applications are invited by the end of March 2013 and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in early May.

Further details and application forms are available at

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NHTG Building Traditional Building Skills in
England Bursary Scheme

Trainee Heritage Stonemason/Brick-worker placement opportunity –
South East Region

There is an exciting opportunity for two 3 month placements (with possibility of extension) with a specialist conservation company Owlsworth IJP based on a historic site in Hampshire.

For further information /to download an application form please visit:

Application closing date:
Interview date:
11/03/13 Week commencing
Placement starts:

Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2013

Sussex Heritage Trust is a Registered Charity established in 1977 to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural heritage of Sussex

We do this in several ways:
  • By taking an active interest in Sussex conservation issues
  • By highlighting, surveying and reporting on Buildings at Risk
  • By working with local authorities on heritage projects
  • By giving advice on restoration and repair
  • By encouraging and assisting owners of heritage properties
  • By offering a membership scheme with:
  • Special discounts for all Sussex Heritage Trust events
  • Discounts and offers at a number of restaurants, hotels and attractions throughout Sussex
  • A directory of specialist craftsmen in Sussex

The Awards Scheme, started in 1998, has brought to light many fine examples of conservation, preservation and rejuvenation projects across the county.

Find out more about the 2012 awards

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Apply now for Thesaurus Poloniae!

Thesaurus Poloniae is a three-month-long Fellowship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland implemented by the International Cultural Centre in Krakow in autumn 2009.

The programme is addressed to non-residents of Poland who conduct their research on culture, history and multicultural heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as on Central Europe. Both the researchers who deal with practical aspects of management and protection of cultural heritage, and theorists dealing with history, sociology, ethnography, anthropology etc. are welcome to apply and participate in the programme.

To find out more and to apply, please click here.

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Council for British Archaeology: Community Archaeology Bursary Placements

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is offering twelve-month paid bursary places with 8 host organisations across England, Scotland and Wales. The Community Archaeology Bursary Placements are aimed specifically at providing training to individuals who already have a good working knowledge of archaeological theory and techniques and who are keen to develop their skills for utilisation in their future career to enhance relationships between the archaeological profession and a wide range of communities.

The bursaries are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Skills for the Future programme, with support from English Heritage, Cadw and Historic Scotland. Placements will start in October 2012 and successful candidates will receive a salaried bursary of c. £16,950.

The closing date is 3 February. To find out more / apply click here

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Garden City competition

An international student competition which seeks to inspire a new generation of garden city pioneers has been launched as part of the centenary celebrations of the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP)

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The Scottish Government’s Environmental Assessment Team has a secondment opportunity, the purpose of which will be e to assist with strategic environmental assessment of Scottish Government plans, programmes and strategies. This may include work on the following:

  • concluding revision of the SEA Toolkit;
  • technical help on SEA of offshore renewables sectoral marine plans; and
  • assistance on the National Planning Framework 3 / Scottish Planning Policy SEA.

There may also be opportunities to work in the policy areas of environmental impact assessment and Habitat Regulations Appraisal, for example supporting the impact assessment of new EIA Directive proposals.
This secondment offers an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge and experience of environmental assessment practice and policy in the Scottish Government context.

Details of the post are as follows:

  • The post is based in Edinburgh at Victoria Quay.
  • As this is a secondment, there is unlikely to be opportunity to work remotely and the secondee will be expected to work in Victoria Quay.
  • The secondment will commence as soon as possible, and will be complete by 31 March 2013.
  • The secondee will be expected to work a 37 hour week over 5 days (Monday to Friday). However, depending on the project, there may be some flexibility so please let us know if this arrangement is not suitable.
  • Salary details will be negotiated with the employer once the secondment is offered.
  • We cannot cover any accommodation costs but we may be able to reimburse any reasonable travel costs. This can be discussed with successful candidates.

Please reply to: Amanda Chisholm (, indicating your interest and providing your CV and a “pen picture” of your SEA experience. The latter should provide a brief summary of your knowledge of and experience in undertaking SEA.

Please respond by close of play 24 December 2012

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National Trust - Octavia Hill Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Octavia Hill Awards, founded this year to celebrate the life and legacy of legendary environmental champion and National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill, with a closing date of 28 February 2013.

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Skills for the Future Bursary vacancies

Two paid placements are currently available for those interested in or studying towards qualifications in traditional building skills: a traditional carpenter and joiner in Sheffield, and for a trainee traditional slate maker and roofer in Derbyshire.

Full details

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The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

The 2012 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship is now open to applications from students at RIBA accredited schools of architecture around the world, with a £6,000 grant to be awarded and a closing date of 26 March 2013.

RIBA writes:
Lord Foster said: 'As a student I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer travelling through Europe and to study first hand buildings and cities that I knew only from the pages of books. It was a revelation – liberating and exhilarating in so many ways. Today it is my privilege to fund the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, which I hope will have a lasting legacy – offering the chance for discovery and the inspiration for exciting new work – for generations to come.'

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the RIBA website:

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RIBA Walter Parker Bursary Scheme
Applications accepted throughout the year BUT see note below.

The emphasis of the Walter Parker Bursary scheme is to support students to enter the architectural profession. Practical experience is a requirement of architectural education: students are required to demonstrate key professional skills and competencies at the Part 3 professional examination which is the last stage before qualification as an architect.

Students of architecture can gain key experience at all stages of their architectural education. This bursary scheme provides assistance to students and graduates who are limited by financial constraints so that they can take advantage of opportunities for practical experience that will assist on their route to qualification as an architect.

These bursaries are funded by the bequest of Walter J Parker, who left a legacy to support the apprenticeship and professional training of architects experiencing financial hardship, and are known as the RIBA Walter Parker Bursaries.

NOTE: Applications are accepted throughout the year, but funding is limited and grants can be made only for as long as there is funding available, so applicants are advised to apply early.
Please contact RIBA Education via email| or call +44 (0)20 7307 3678 if you have any questions about the application process or to check your eligibility for the bursary.

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The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme is an opportunity for exceptional young professionals to be commended and celebrated for their achievements. The finalists will be judged by a prestigious panel of experts through a rigorous process of presentations and interviews.

The Duke of Gloucester's Young Achievers Scheme is intended to promote the construction industry to young people of all social backgrounds and, as a result increase the number and diversity of entrants into the sector.

The judges will be particularly looking for young people who have not only achieved excellence in their careers so far but may have had to overcome challenges to get there. They will also look for individuals who have gone the extra mile to promote construction as a career or helped others in the wider community.

Winners will receive a unique package of support through the Trust and development opportunities through a one year mentoring programme to enable them to make an even greater impact in their future careers. There will be an additional prize of an iPad for the overall winner.

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The National Heritage Training Group has available 3 Heritage Lottery Funded bursaries for trainee placements with the specialist building conservation contractor Fairhurst Ward Abbotts at some of the most significant historic buildings in the South East of England.

These include a Site Manager (12 months) at the National Gallery, Carpenter Joiner (6 months) at Hampton Court and Painter Decorator (12 months) at Landmark historic buildings in the London area.

Please follow this weblink to obtain/download more information and application forms:

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The 2013 Ground Engineering Awards are open for entries. Entries close 11 January 2013 Attracting the biggest names in the industry the 2013 Ground Engineering Awards offer an ideal opportunity to promote your engineering excellence, demonstrate a competitive edge, and position your company alongside the finest firms in the country. The awards are simple to enter online, and they are completely free.
GE Awards provide an unequalled celebration of geotechnical and geoenvironmental achievements,
Enter today for the opportunity to:
  • Showcase your outstanding projects - demonstrate how your technical skills outstrip your competitors’
  • Prove you are the best - being shortlisted or winning establishes you on the international stage
  • Reward and motivate your team - outstanding work requires commitment; what better way to reward your team’s efforts than with an award.
Entries close 11 January 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity – start your entry online today.

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Construction Youth Trust searches for rising stars of the industry
The closing date for entries is 12th October 2012

The Scheme is intended to promote the construction industry to young people of all social backgrounds and, as a result, increase the number and diversity of entrants into the sector.

Previous winners of the awards have already started their mentoring programme and have experienced not only one-to-one mentoring but also site visits and industry networking events.

In the next Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Scheme, the judges will be particularly looking for young people who have not only achieved excellence in their careers so far but may have had to overcome challenges to get there. They will also look for individuals who have gone the extra mile to promote construction as a career or helped others in the wider community.

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Paid placement
Trainee stone fixer and conservator
The University of York: Department of Archaeology

The purpose of this placement is to carry out stone fixing, conservation and cleaning on site at York Minster under the supervision of the Head Fixer. The Trainee will learn about and use a variety of techniques and materials including lime mortars to conserve the building, and work alongside and learn from other stone cutters in the York Minster Cathedral workshop. This placement is supported by the National Heritage Training Group, the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage ConstructionSkills and the National Trust. For further information click here

This placement is supported by the National Heritage Training Group, the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, ConstructionSkills and the National Trust.

For further information click

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Paid placement
Trainee stone fixer and conservator
The University of York: Department of Archaeology

The purpose of this placement is to carry out stone fixing, conservation and cleaning on site at York Minster under the supervision of the Head Fixer. The Trainee will learn about and use a variety of techniques and materials including lime mortars to conserve the building, and work alongside and learn from other stone cutters in the York Minster Cathedral workshop. This placement is supported by the National Heritage Training Group, the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage ConstructionSkills and the National Trust. For further information click here

This placement is supported by the National Heritage Training Group, the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, ConstructionSkills and the National Trust.

For further information click

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NHTG Traditional Building Skills Bursaries

HLF Skills for the Future programme
The Building Crafts College

Bursary offered in the London Region, a 3 months placement training in Conservation brickwork

More bursaries available in London and the South East regions soon. see

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Travel scholarships to India
2012 awards announced & applications for next round now open

Four travel scholarships to India have just been awarded by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage UK (INTACH UK) to: James Blinkhorn, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (Cultural Evolution and Modern Human Origins in the Pushkar Valley, Rajasthan); Harriet Lacey, University of Durham (Investigation of the Archaeological Landscape of Ramtek, Maharashtra); Ruth Macdougall, University of East Anglia (Adivasi Water-Culture in Jharkhand); and Saira Malik, Cardiff University (Digitization of Arabic scientific manuscripts in libraries in Bankipur, Jaipur and Rampur).

Applications are now invited for the next round of scholarships before the deadline of 30 September 2012. They are for university students or graduates who are UK citizens wanting to travel to India to do research or placements in cultural heritage. The administration of the scholarships is undertaken by ICOMOS-UK. For more details of the criteria, application procedure and application forms, click here or contact Sheila Christie:

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The Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship

ZGTF is a registered charity, administered by trustees.

ZGTF’s purpose is to pay for conservation students to visit countries outside the United Kingdom in order to carry out extra curricula study projects on subjects which they have chosen.

Since ZGTF was set up in 2000, it has awarded over £93,000 to 85 students, making it possible for them to travel to 35 countries, world wide.

Grant applications are considered once every year with a deadline of 31 March.

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PhD Scholarships at Politecnico di Milano
Spatial Planning & Urban Development
Chair: Prof. Costanzo Ranci

The PhD Program in Spatial Planning & Urban Development at Politecnico di Milano is addressed to international and Italian students, and is fully taught in English.

Focused upon research, this three year program is intended to establish a dialogue with the experiences of the best European and International PhD programs in planning, urban policies and design, urban studies.

The program is based upon the inter-disciplinary approach of Politecnico di Milano to design and territorial analysis.

The main courses and workshops are focused on the following topics:
  1. Cities in globalisation. The processes of radical transformation of contemporary cities are explored through a comparative approach, with specific attention to new global developing cities and to European cities. The main issues addressed are the social, economic and territorial transformations that have been taking place in cities over the last two decades as a consequence of the globalisation process; the governance issue in fast growing cities; the economic and technological change that cities are facing.
  2. Planning theory. Different planning fields are explored through a critical and comparative approach. The main issues addressed are: paradigms, traditions and innovations in planning theory; spatial and land use planning, as related to citizenship and justice; comparative studies about planning systems; the relationship between planning theory and practice; visioning and strategic dimensions in planning, policies and projects.
  3. Urban and territorial policies. Sector policies and their relationships with the problems of governance and government are analysed through a comparative approach. The envisaged policies are: welfare and cohesion, land use, mobility and infrastructures, environmental quality and housing.

Having a strong international orientation, the Program meets the demand for researchers who are skilled users of analytical approaches to urban problems, as well as to planning, management and implementation of urban policies. Doctors with such skills could be employed by Italian and international academic institutions, public bodies and research centres.

Three scholarships are granted to students to be enrolled in 2012.

The deadline to submit online applications is the 25th of May, 2012.

Dr. Luca Gaeta
Department of Architecture and Planning
Telephone: +39-0223995426
To get further information on scholarships and applications visit:

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Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Supporting Excellence in British Craftsmanship

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) makes awards ranging up to £15,000 to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.

Since 1991 the Trust has awarded £1.7 million to 253 craftspeople aged between 17 and 50 plus for study, training and work experience.

QEST, the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The Trustees look for well thought out projects, which will contribute to the pool of talent in the UK and reflect the excellence of British Craftsmanship as symbolised by the Royal Warrant of Appointment.

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The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Bursaries available for timber and woodwork courses. The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum has two bursary schemes in operation in 2012, to provide assistance for people wishing to attend courses from its current programmes.

One scheme is for timber framing courses (deadline for applications 31 March) and a second scheme is for other timber courses and woodworking courses (deadline for applications 20 April).

Full details and application forms

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York: Grants & bursaries for training craftsmen & conservators

Applications are invited by the York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship for bursaries to assist the training of craftsmen and conservators.

Bursaries of up to £1500 each are available to further the knowledge and skills of craftsmen and conservators at various stages of their careers (this can include CPD courses). Bursaries of up to £3000 are offered to encourage and assist established craftsmen and conservators to take on a new apprentice / trainee.

While these latter awards are restricted to people with links to York and Yorkshire, the other awards have no such restriction.

For application forms and guidance notes email closing date for receipt of applications is 31 March

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Clore Leadership Programme inviting applications

The Clore Leadership Programme is currently inviting applications from exceptional individuals with the potential to take on significant leadership roles within culture, with a deadline of 24 February.

Sponsored by Arts Council England, the general fellowships are open to candidates with at least five years’ paid work experience either in employment, self-employed or freelance, usually in the cultural sector. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge, understanding and passion for culture.

There are also a series of consortium fellowships, including a Heritage Consortium Fellowship supported by the Clore Leadership Programme and the Heritage Consortium – English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, National Trust.

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Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust
Student Award Scheme 2012

New category of Award in Relaunch of Sir Patrick Geddes Student Awards Scheme 2012

In line with the Scottish Government's proposals to reschedule their Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning, the Trust is pleased to follow suit and launch its scheme on 31 January 2012. This will allow entries to be submitted up to 30 June 2012 with assessment over the summer months. The Scottish Government have kindly agreed that the Trust's awards can be presented at their Scottish awards ceremony to be held on 4 September 2012 in Glasgow at the Lighthouse.

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RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary call for entries

The RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary, worth £7,500 and generously funded by John McAslan + Partners, will open to entries on Wednesday 2 May.
The RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary gives recognition to innovative design projects and supports the energy, talent and creativity of architecture and engineering students, graduates, newly qualified architects and engineers.
The winning individual or team will use the bursary fund to develop an original design project that will cultivate positive and real change for the environment and communities involved. The bursary has been running since 2005, and has supported 16 successful projects by architecture and engineering students and graduates, awarding almost £80,000.

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Greenbuild Awards
Have you worked on a sustainable newbuild or retrofit project that is truly sustainable and hits performance targets? Then the Greenbuild awards, in association with The Green Gauge Trust, are your chance to celebrate this accomplishment and show others how it is done. Judges include Liz Reason (Green Gauge Trust), George Martin (Willmott Dixon), Chris Pateman (Builders Merchants Federation), Kerry Mashford (Technology Strategy Board) and Paul Ruyssevelt (Ruyssevelt Consulting).

The awards are open for entries until 31st January 2012

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2012 Waterways Renaissance Awards
The 2012 Waterways Renaissance Awards from the Waterways Trust are now open for entry, with a closing date of 9 December.

It’s free and simple to enter, and offers entrants the opportunity to showcase their projects, earn a reputation for excellence and potentially help with winning future funding.

Since 2002, the Waterways Trust has recognised over a hundred inspiring projects that have enriched the lives of people across the UK,
and Twelve award categories ensure all aspects of work being undertaken on our waterways can be rewarded.
Discover more about the award categories:

  • Area-Based Regeneration
  • Community
  • Design & Construction
  • Education & Learning
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Historic Environment
  • Innovation
  • Natural Environment
  • Partnership
  • Recreation & Tourism
  • Strategy & Masterplanning
  • Volunteering (NEW for 2012)


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The John Betjeman Memorial Award 2012
Open until 2 March 2012 The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB – an Alliance member) invites entries for this Award, which honours the memory of Sir John Betjeman and marks his membership of the Society’s Committee from 1954 to 1977. The award will be made for repair to the fabric of buildings currently in religious use and which were built as churches, chapels or other places of worship in England and Wales. The work must have been completed during the previous 18 months. The intention is to reward the highest level of conservation craftsmanship, and to allow the winning repair work to be presented as an example to others. The award itself will take the form of a specially commissioned print by John Piper of a church much loved by Sir John Betjeman, with a suitable inscription. The winner will be announced at the Society’s AGM in the summer; in the Society’s magazine Cornerstone ; and on the SPAB’s website LINK

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The ATF Training Award – recognising excellence in learning, training and professional development

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology.

The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. Entries must demonstrate an overall commitment to learning or training, and an innovative approach to best practice.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2012 and the award will be presented at the IfA Conference in April 2012.

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EHSI Bursary Scheme

Applications are currently being taken for the EHSI bursary scheme which is running in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums as part of the HLF skills for the future programme. There are 9 placements available this year across 5 of the region’s top sites for engineering heritage: Beamish, Bowes Railway, Tanfield Railway, Stanegate Restoration and Replicas Ltd, and Locomotion. Placements are available in general, mechanical and steam engineering, as well are carpentry and joinery. All the placements will involve hands on conservation and repair work with either trains, trams, traditional vehicles or other historic machinery. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the skilled craftspeople who look after these wonderful machines.

Placements run for 12 months are most are full time.

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The Prince of Wales’s Graduate Fellowships:
Sustainable Architecture & Urbanism

The Prince's Foundation is now inviting applications for the 2011 entry to The Prince of Wales's Graduate Fellowships in Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism. The deadline for applications for this year’s programme is 8 April 2011.

The Graduate Fellowship commences in July 2011 at The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment in London.

The two-year programme begins with a three-week residential summer school, after which Fellows will then be attached to departments of The Foundation and work within one of the three, multidisciplinary Projects teams of urban designers, architects and facilitators, promoting and implementing traditional urbanism. The second year in placement attracts a bursary of £20,000pa, subject to availability and economic conditions.

For more detailed information, eligibility info and to apply, click here or contact Dr Matthew Hardy

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National Trust Apprenticeship Scheme

A major new Apprenticeship Scheme in a bid to tackle the severe building skills shortage in the heritage sector. The programme, which is aimed largely at 16 – 19 year olds, will train young men and women in traditional skills including stone masonry, carpentry, joinery, lead work, plumbing, painting and decorating. The unique full time three-year programme, which begins in September, will offer 16 positions at National Trust properties across the country where apprentices will train alongside staff due to retire within that time. The aim is to provide continuity of valued skills by enabling those who are retiring to teach and mentor the next generation. We currently employ around 130 direct labour staff across the country with an average age of just under 50. With nearly 19% of those staff due to retire within four years, rising to 25% in six years, the need to recruit skilled people in their place is a priority.


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Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme

A partnership between English Heritage, The National Trust, Cadw, CITB-ConstructionSkills, National Heritage Training Group, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Would you like to work in the built heritage sector?
Are you keen to develop your traditional building skills?
Do you already work in mainstream construction industry and would like to improve your skills further?

The scheme offers to provide bursaries and facilitate work-based training placements (Bursary Placements) for eligible and successful applicants, who are enthusiastic and committed to developing their skills in order to work in the built heritage sector in England and Wales.

Click here for details

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North Pennines AONB

We would like to advertise two week long placement opportunities working with Historic Property Restoration Ltd as part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership's Living North Pennines project. Working on the Grade II Listed Shildon Engine House near Blanchland, Northumberland, this will be an opportunity to gain first hand experience of monument consolidation techniques including the use of lime mortars, stone fabric repairs and soft capping techniques. These placements are open to anyone but will be most useful to those with some building experience.

For an application form please contact Claire Parker on 01388 528801 or via email:

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Every year the British School at Rome offers outstanding scholars and artists the opportunity to join this community and work in Rome for 3 to 12 months. Our highly competitive rewards are offered across the BSR’s disciplines in the Visual Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Modern Italian Studies. Award-holders receive accommodation and full board (except dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday) in a study bedroom or artist’s studio. LINK

Giles Worsley Travel Fellowship
Giles Worsley, the distinguished architectural historian and critic, died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 44. He was an enthusiastic visitor to Italy and a great believer in the importance of Italian architecture of all periods in understanding the development of Western architecture. He was concerned that architecture schools do not give adequate emphasis to the teaching of architectural history and that architectural historians should be encouraged to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings. LINK

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City of London - Sustainable City Awards

Most responsible organisations now understand that sustainability lies at the heart of long-term business success and the Sustainable City Awards aim to recognise and reward best practice in this rapidly developing arena. Sustainable City Awards at the Egyptian Hall. Entries are welcomed from business, public and voluntary sector organisations. Past winners include BT, The Berkeley Group, F&C Asset Management, Sainsbury’s, the London Cycling Campaign and HM Prison Services.

Click here for details

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Each year the Society awards a book prize to a student for a dissertation or thesis with a strong construction history theme or topic. These should be submitted by the student’s tutor or department and universities and colleges should apply to the Secretary for details.

Applications are encouraged from the authors of suitable works.

Click here for details Contact:

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The Presidents Award
The award will be presented by Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association inconjunction with the Incorporated Church Building Society at the EASA AGM. The award will be given for new design in re-ordering, alterations, extensions or new buildings which are specifically for liturgical use.

King of Prussia's Gold Medal Award
The medal is awarded to the Architect, Chartered Surveyor or Practice responsible for that scheme of church repair which is judged to have most successfully overcome the greatest aesthetic or technical challenge. The judges, at their discretion, may nominate a "Runner-up".

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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage /Europa Nostra Awards

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europa Nostra celebrates excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media.

The awards celebrate exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe’s cultural heritage in categories ranging from the restoration of monuments and buildings, their adaptation to new uses, to urban and rural landscape rehabilitation, archaeological site interpretations, and care for art collections. Also awarded are research and education projects, dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals and organisations, and education and awareness raising initiatives related to cultural heritage.
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Our Architectural Awards, sponsored by international estate agents Savills, recognise exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and landscapes. Awards are also given for high-quality new buildings in Georgian contexts and new architecture in the Classical tradition.
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The Heritage Funding Directory is a comprehensive guide to sources of financial support (and more) for anyone seeking to undertake creative projects connected with the UK’s heritage. It includes details of the majority of substantive sources of funding from central and local government, non-governmental agencies and grant-making trusts which specialise in supporting heritage projects, as well as many which provide such funding within a wider remit.'
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The Historic Gardens Foundation Prizes
The HGF decided to award this prize in order to celebrate the guidebook in all its forms, recognising that to enjoy a historic park or garden to the full, the visitor needs to know not only the whereabouts of the toilets and tearoom, but also the garden’s history and the significance of its design. We wanted something that could be informative but also that could be held in the hand and read with easy enjoyment.

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Historic Scotland sponsor heritage award

Do you know a young person with a passion for the historic environment?
Maybe they speak proudly about the beauty of Scotland’s castles, perhaps they devote their time to helping others discover history or brave the elements to take part in archaeological digs.

These are the very people that Historic Scotland is looking for to enter the Heritage category of Young Scot Awards. The Historic Scotland Heritage award will honour those who have worked to preserve and promote the understanding of our landscape, monuments and historic architecture.

Entrants must be aged between the ages of 12 and 22 and committed to safeguarding and promoting the importance of the historic environment.


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The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

IIC offers many awards, some in association with others, as an important part of its work in conservation. These range from honorary fellowship of the Institute, to sponsored lectures and bursaries for students and members from developing countries.

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The Lankelly Chase Foundation

The LankellyChase Foundation works to promote change which will improve the quality of people's lives. We focus particularly on areas of social need to help the most disadvantaged in our society to fulfil their potential. We are realistic, balancing what we seek to do with all the financial and human resources at our disposal.

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The Marsh Award for Traditional Building Skills 2011
Nominations are sought for two awards of £1,000 each, in the sixth year of this Award Scheme, which celebrates excellence within the built heritage sector and is generously sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust

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Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI)

Research Grants Awarded Annually.

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1851 Royal Commission

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 offers major awards to scientists and engineers for research, development and design. Its aims are to support education for the benefit of productive industry

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RIBA Awards

The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country.

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Rosemary Cramp Fund

The Fund was set up on the retirement of Professor Rosemary Cramp from the Chair of Archaeology at Durham University, to honour her many achievements and contributions to archaeology and heritage. The fund makes grants to individuals and organisations that put forward projects which fall within its scope; and where there is a strong emphasis on innovation.

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George Peplar International Award
This biennial Award is awarded to young people under the age of 30 who wish to undertake a short period of study (say 3 - 4 weeks) on a particular aspect of spatial planning.

RTPI- Young Planner of the Year
The judges will seek to identify younger planners who can be promoted as role models. They must have been born on or after 1 January 1975, have achieved a great deal in their career when compared with their contemporaries, and promise even more for the future. Candidates at the date of entry and of presentation must be members of the Institute (either a Student, Licentiate, Technical, Associate, Chartered, Fellow or a Legal Associate). LINK

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The Society of Architectural Historian of Great Britain

The Society makes a number of awards, both in recognition of outstanding scholarship and in support of new research and publication.

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An international organisation for all those interested in lesser traditional buildings.

Memorial Essay Prize
In memory of the giants who founded or belonged to the Vernacular Architecture Group in its early days, and prompted by the death of Pauline Fenley, former editor of Vernacular Architecture and a keen promoter of good writing, the Group has established a memorial essay prize. Through this it is hoped to encourage articles from those who have not previously published in national or international journals.

Conference Bursaries
The Group's conferences are where members meet to study buildings and discuss their findings. Bursaries are offered each year to enable a registered student or a professional in the early years of his or her career to attend the spring conference. Details on how to apply for a bursary for the next spring conference will be published here in due course.

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2010 Travel Fellowships

Applications for 2010 Open in March see link below.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offers you the Opportunity to increase your knowledge and experience through overseas travel in order to benefit others within your community.

Fellows receive a travel grant to cover return and internal travelling, daily living and insurance within the countries visited. For 2009 the average grant was £5500, covering overseas visits of between 4 & 8 weeks.

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ACE Awards

Now Closed for 2011

The ACE Awards are designed to celebrate the successes and diversity of architectural and artistic projects in religious buildings throughout Britain. ACE gives three biennial Awards of £3,000 each.

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UCL Sustainable Heritage scholarship
Now Closed for 2011

The scholarship deadline for the Sustainable Heritage MSc at UCL is 26 May. The scholarships, supported by Ecclesiastical Insurance, are for the academic year 2010/11 and are for £15,000. The one year MSc in Sustainable Heritage is an innovative, inter-disciplinary course for building surveyors, conservators, curators, anthropologists and architects, to become the next generation of leaders in heritage. The course begins on 27 September. For more information visit LINK

The International Symposium and Workshop on Cultural Property Risk Analysis
Now Closed for 2011

The International Symposium and Workshop on Cultural Property Risk Analysis is devoted to an increasingly important aspect of cultural heritage: risk assessment and loss mitigation. They are being held association with the ICOM-CC Preventive Conservation Working Group and sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis. They will be at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Lisbon immediately prior to the 16th Triennial meeting of ICOM-CC to reduce travel costs for anyone wishing to participate in both.

The website for the Symposium and Workshop can be found at:

2011 Awards for the Presentation of Heritage Research

Now Closed for 2011

Applications are now open for the 2011 Awards for the Presentation of Heritage Research. The Awards are designed as a showcase for all aspects of research on our heritage and aim to encourage researchers from all walks of life to present their findings on British and Irish archaeology, historic buildings and heritage conservation to a wider public audience.

The awards are sponsored by the Royal Archaeological Institute, English Heritage, Cadw, Historic Scotland, the Environment Agency NI, and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Republic of Ireland).

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