SPRING CONFERENCE BURSARY – 2018
The 2018 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group will be held at Bangor
University in North Wales from Tuesday 3 April until Saturday 7 April 2018. During the day members will tour the locality, visiting and interpreting lesser traditional buildings; lecturesand discussions will be held in the evenings. The visits will cover Anglesey (Wednesday), the Denbighshire Clwyd and Upper Dee valleys (Thursday) and the Conwy valley (Friday). Evening speakers will include Andrew Davidson, David Gwyn, Richard Suggett and Richard Bebb.
The Vernacular Architecture Group is able to offer three bursaries to assist registered
students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Conference. The
Committee is aware that the cost often makes attendance difficult for students and others who might benefit from the lectures and discussions, and from the opportunity to meet people active in the field. There is no age limit, and both full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply.
Applicants must normally be students of vernacular architecture or a related discipline, or early career professionals working in the field. They should send brief details including a list of academic courses and any special reasons for attending this conference to help in the selection of appropriate candidates. Candidates will be expected to show evidence of an active interest in vernacular architecture and explain how they hope to benefit from attending the conference.
Find the relevant documentation and application forms here>>
The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of projects in central Scotland. By applying for our travel grant of up to £1,000 (£500 if visiting an initiative in the UK), you could be in with a chance to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt.
Deadline for applications is midnight 1 April 2018.
Full details and how to apply.
Volunteering Opportunity: Place and Design Panel (West Dunbartonshire Council)
Are you passionate about the importance of place making and the role of good design in our built environment? Are you willing to contribute your expertise and enthusiasm to making a difference to design quality in West Dunbartonshire?
West Dunbartonshire Council is looking for people to join their Place and Design Panel; a new venture in early engagement and impartial, objective dialogue with upcoming development. The Place and Design Panel will play a key role in raising the quality of design development, improving the health, well-being, aspirations and economic fortunes of West Dunbartonshire.
The closing date for applications is Friday 1st June 2018.
The National Trust’s Specialist Advice Network is looking for new members to join the Historic Environment Advisory Group, to share their unique expertise and act as critical friends. The Historic Environment Group is one of four voluntary Advisory Groups in the Trust which together cover the areas where external volunteer advice is greatly valued.
We are looking for four new members whose expertise and interests cover one or more of the following areas:
- Archaeology particularly practitioners with strong connections to other national or international partner organisations in the heritage field.
- Major Infrastructure with a deep understanding of how major infrastructure proposals are evaluated and approved, their engineering and potential impact on (and mitigation of) the historic and special natural environments.
- Landscapes with particular skills in understanding cultural landscapes at a macro scale and experience of evaluating the impacts of large-scale proposals affecting landscapes.
- Vernacular Buildings with skills and experience of evaluating proposals for the adaptation of vernacular buildings and the ability to consider potential impact on both the significance of the building and its setting.
To apply: Email a CV and covering letter to Isabel Gilbert, Advisory Groups Coordinator: Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 16/02/2018
Interviews: 21/02/2018, 27/02/2018
The ICOMOS-UK Wood Committee is looking for a Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland or CADW ancient monuments and/ or historic buildings inspector to join them on the Committee.
Please respond by sending the Committee an email via the following web page at http://www.icomos-uk.org/committees/wood-committee/.
The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage. Up to £20,000 (to cover the cost of fees and a stipend) is available for Home applicants (as defined by UCL General Regulations) who have the offer of a place for either full-time or part-time/flexible study on this course and who intend to accept or have already firmly accepted an offer.
How to Apply
Applicants should complete the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary Application form and return it to the Course Director via email at email@example.com.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 18th June 2018. Please note that this form is for the Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary only. Applicants must also complete the Application Form for Admission as a Graduate Student separately to this form.
Further information can be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/heritage/programmes/msc-sustainable-heritage/scholarships-and-funding
The scheme seeks to support young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage, who want to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge. Up to two awards of between £500 and £1,000 will be granted to young craftspeople. The Foundation Trustees are looking for applicants demonstrating the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and with the clearest idea of how their own knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.
The grant can cover attendance at conferences or seminars, study tours and short-term internships. To be eligible, applicants must:
· Be under 30 years of age on April 1st 2018
· Be studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill, or recently qualified in one
· Have a demonstrable and ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/or study
· Be prepared to disseminate themselves what they learn through social media and also to provide photographs and a short report to the trustees, which may be published online and in any way by the foundation
Closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018.
To find out more and download an application form visit www.churchesconservation.org
The eleventh biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) ceremony will be held in 2018 and we are now seeking project nominations.
We are seeking nominations in 7 categories both conceptual and built which demonstrate innovative and forward thinking design solutions.
Aberdeenshire is passionate about ensuring that our built environment is of the highest quality, fuelled by cutting edge design which ensures that people are at the heart of all developments in our area. The environment in which we live is of the upmost importance, human beings thrive in buildings and developments where both functionality and beauty are considered equally. The awards seek to highlight and raise the profile of good design in Aberdeenshire.
As part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People, we are also asking the next generation of designers and architects to focus on the needs of our older residents.
Details on categories and how to submit can be found at the following link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/designawards
Closing Date for submissions 23rd February 2018
Telephone 01467 628632
Bursaries to attend the Annual Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group
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Please note that the deadline for applications is Monday 4 December.
The Association of English Cathedrals would like to hear from those with an interest in cathedrals and the time and relevant specialist skills and experience to serve as volunteer expert members on the newly created Cathedral Projects Support Panel.
Serving on the Support Panel will offer a unique opportunity to assist cathedrals, some of England’s greatest buildings, to devise realistic briefs for major projects, helping to scope out projects and identify project elements, point out potential problem areas and recommend how to overcome them, share wisdom and contacts, and advise on need for specialist advice and input.
The role of a Panel member is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be paid.
Allchurches Trust has provided funding for an initial two year pilot project.
Expressions of interest are invited from competent and experienced specialists with skills and experience that could assist cathedrals devise realistic projects.
Further information is here >>
Applications are now being accepted for the Emerging Scholars Essay Prize from the Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA), an award of $500 given annually to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2017; applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a PhD in or after 2013 and must be members of HGSCEA at the time of application. (For membership information, see hgscea.org.) The recipient of the Prize (along with honorable mentions as appropriate) will be chosen by the members of the HGSCEA Board, notified in late January 2018, and publicly announced at the HGSCEA dinner reception during the College Art Association annual conference.
Submissions should include a copy of the publication and a CV and should be sent by electronic attachment to the HGSCEA Secretary, Juliet Koss (firstname.lastname@example.org), before December 18, 2017.
CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT BEAMS
From time to time BEAMS has opportunities for entrants in the field of historic building conservation to join the small team based at Hertford Castle and gain work-based experience.
Such an opportunity has arisen in October 2017.
We are looking for an able and keen candidate with an interest in architecture, the history of UK historic buildings and places, archival research, heritage planning and conservation. Our clients are usually the owners of historic buildings in Herts, Bucks, Essex and nearby part of London and/or Local Planning Authorities in the same areas.
BEAMS is the trading arm of the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust.
This is a voluntary, unpaid position but the conditions are flexible. We are particularly interested in hearing from persons currently on post-graduate courses of study or recently qualified in a relevant field. Residence in Hertfordshire, Essex or nearby parts of London would be an advantage.
Contact details please with CV attached should be sent to:
BEAMS Ltd. The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR
Tel: 01992 504331
Graham Tite, Conservation Officer or Dr Valerie Scott, Head of Conservation.
Enquiries to: email@example.com