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The IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award

Up to £500 and free IHBC annual School places for selected entries for outstanding under- or post-graduate coursework relating to built or historc environment conservation.

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 gasa.ihbc.org.uk for forms & details

Closing date: 31st July

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

For information only please contact:
studentaward@ihbc.org.uk

Bursary funded place for traditional building skills NVQ

The Prince’s Foundation and QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) are collaborating to deliver a training programme in traditional building skills, linking short courses and workshops with a series of live training builds on heritage sites across the UK and are recruiting now.

START DATE
1 October 2018

DURATION
One year

LOCATIONS
Dumfries House Estate in Scotland; Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland; The Royal Gardens at Highgrove and placements with master craftspeople around the UK.

BURSARY
£1,000 a month

The application deadline is 23rd July 2018.

GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development: Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme

The AHRC is pleased to announce a new highlight notice under the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The aim of this highlight notice is to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development.

The highlight notice will provide opportunities to submit collaborative applications for up to £100,000 (fEC) over periods up to 12 months. Proposals will be expected to involve equitable partnerships with ODA eligible Countries and/ or with development organisations and to explore unanticipated or emergent pathways to impact directly related to current or past AHRC-funded or co-funded research (including, but not limited to, projects supported under the GCRF and Newton Fund).

As well as meeting the requirements of the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme, applications submitted under this highlight notice will need to meet the requirements of Official Development Assistance, including submission of an ODA Compliance Statement.

Further details on the context and scope of the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the guidance notes (PDF, 622KB).

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding scheme as usual.

Further details here>>

Early Career Researcher’s Project Development Workshop

The GCRF programme Changing the Story: Building inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict countries is delighted to launch a new funding scheme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supporting research that considers the relationship between young people and civil society organisations (CSO) in post-conflict countries.

As part of the programme’ s commitment to the professional development of ECRs working in this area, Changing The Story is running a Project Development Workshop, for ECRs interested in applying for a grant, to help build and strengthen new partnerships and develop innovative, multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects.

The Project Development Workshop is scheduled to take place 25-26 October 2018 in London, UK.

Further details here>>

National Historic Ships UK: 2 Opportunities

Traditional Sea Farer Training Opportunity
Fixed-Term Traineeships for 12 Months
October 2018 – 4th July 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 pa

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working on historic boats to take part in this unique programme. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and operating historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a professional seafarer. Over the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including traditional boats, maritime museums, educational environments and spend a season aboard a historic boat at sea.

Museum Ship Keeping Training Opportunity
Fixed-Term Traineeships for 12 Months
October 2018 – 4th July 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 pa

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working in maritime  heritage to take part in a unique programme. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and interpreting historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations,  this programme isideal for someone seeking a career as a maritime curator, ship- keeper or conservator. During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including maritime museums, traditional operating boats and educational environments.

Further details….

Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ADVANCED MASTERS IN

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF MONUMENTS AND HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTIONS

After 10 years of European funding, 350 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to July 20, 2018. This is the leading international course on conservation of heritage structures, winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage “Europa Nostra”, and a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Master Course, which is running its 11th Edition, is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), theUniversity of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the websitewww.msc-sahc.org

Volunteer with us! Architecture Fringe

With the Architecture Fringe 2018 programme released into the world we are now seeking some assistance in helping us to successfully deliver this year’s festival. We are a volunteer-run organisation and we are looking for like-minded people to enter into the spirit of contributing a small amount of their time in helping us to enact positive change on Scotland’s built environment.
Should this be of interest please drop us a line at  hello@architecturefringe.com  noting ‘Volunteer Help’ in the subject heading  by 12 noon on Monday 28th May 2018.

National Historic Ships: Museum Ship Keeping training opportunity

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working in maritime heritage to take part in a unique programme.. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and interpreting historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership
with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a maritime curator, ship-keeper or conservator. During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including maritime museums, traditional operating boats and educational environments.

We wish to hear from a diverse range of applicants. No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the maritime heritage sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to
find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online and we will contact you with more details.

Starting October 2018
Closing Date 19th June 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum

National Historic Ships: Traditional Sea farer training opportunity

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working on historic boats to take part in this unique programme. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and
operating historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a professional sea farer. Over the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including traditional boats, maritime museums, educational environments and spend a season aboard a historic boat at sea.

We wish to hear from a diverse range of applicants. No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the historic vessel sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online and we will contact you with
more details.

Starting October 2018
Closing Date 19th June 2018
Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum

Cupar Conservation Regeneration Scheme/Townscape Heritage Initiative Bursaries

Cupar CARS/THI are pleased to announce that contractor bursaries of up to £500 are now available for traditional building skills training for apprentices and junior staff.

All of our courses are eligible to use with the bursary, and it may also be possible to arrange bespoke training. The bursary can also cover travel expenses and time cover – please click here for an application form.

Courses available:

  • Rubble Wall Building – 5 – 6 June 2018
  • Rendering & Harling with Lime – 21 – 22 June 2018
  • Lime Pointing – 23 June 2018
  • Making & Using Traditional Mortars – C1 Contractor Level 1 – 28 – 29 August 2018
  • Above Eaves Level – Traditional Slate Roofs – 4 – 5 September 2018
  • Sash & Case Window Repair – 15 September 2018
  • Making & Using Hot Mixed Lime Mortars – 28 September 2018
  • Traditional Masonry Repair – C2 Contractor Level 2 – 30 October – 1 November 2018
  • Surface Repair of Stone – 13 – 14 November 2018
  • Basic Masonry Skills – 29 – 30 November 2018

For further information, please contact Katy MacGregor – katy.macgregor@fife.gov.uk

2018 Travel Scholarship for Architecture Students

Thanks to the support of Yiangou Architects, INTBAU is launching a biennial £2,000 travel scholarship to encourage the next generation of researchers and practitioners of traditional architecture, and to support research of clear value that would not otherwise be undertaken. The closing date is 31st May 2018.

Applications are sought from full-time architecture students. Judges will be looking for original research proposals related to one of the three themes for INTBAU’s 2018 World Congress, which will take place at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 27th and 28th November:

1. Contexts
2. Materials
3. Identities

Scholarship recipients will produce a record of their travel and research in a format that can be featured as part of the World Congress programme: for example, an essay, or a series of drawings and images.

To help make the scholarship as widely and globally accessible as possible, an additional stipend of up to £750 may be provided to students for whom the costs of travel, accommodation, and visas would exceed £2,000 because of distance or other unavoidable factors.

Further details here>>

International Summer Academy on Managing Historic Urban Landscapes – Open Call for early career participants

Europa Nostra and partners invite early career professionals (‘up to 40 years old’) across Europe to apply to the Open Call for participation in the International Summer Academy ‘Managing Historic Urban Landscapes’, which will take place from 5-12 August 2018, in Petrovaradin, Novi Sad, Serbia, with applications closing 15 May 2018.

They are looking for 25 professionals and postgraduates up to 40 years old whose work relates to cultural heritage protection, management and interpretation, cultural tourism, architecture, urban planning and urban regeneration, as well as related areas.

further details..

The Church Monuments Essay Prize

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year.
The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal  Church Monuments . Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in  Church Monuments .
Closing date for applications 31 December 2018.  Details online .

Brick Awards 2018 Entries Now Open

The Brick Awards 2018 entry process is now open!

The annual Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. Each year the awards attract over 300 entries from leading architects, housebuilders, developers and contractors, across 15 hotly-contested categories.

The Brick Awards benefit from an exceptionally well-credentialled judging panel and as such, has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and well-attended events. Moving into its 42nd year, we encourage everyone who is passionate about the built environment to enter their brick projects.

It’s FREE. It’s simple. It’s easy to begin.

Click here to begin>>

Open Heritage Internship (3 month volunteer position)

CYARK is seeking a summer intern to assist the programs and development team in expanding the number of heritage sites available through CyArk’s Open Heritage program. The intern will conduct research on past CyArk projects to include in the program, summarize significant features and describe how CyArk’s work supported conservation needs at a variety of cultural heritage sites around the world. Research will draw from scholarly sources and CyArk’s existing records.

Responsibilities
• Conduct research on and develop summaries of significant World Heritage sites
• Construct a narrative to present a site as well as CyArk’s work on the site
• Organize images, maps and resulting data surrounding the sites into a presentation format
• Coordinate with other members of the team on priorities as needed

Requirements
Working with high-precision, photorealistic 3D datasets requires comfort using high-end data processing workstations and professional 2D / 3D CAD and modeling software applications. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their desire and aptitude to learn a variety of software in a complex workflows.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion for cultural heritage and history
• Detail oriented
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite a plus

Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio of selected works to resume@cyark.org with “Open Heritage Internship” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled and may close at any time.