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International Innovation & Research Awards

Celebrating Excellence: Showcase your innovative achievements!

Can you help us build a better future? Do you have a great idea? Have you produced ground-breaking research? Are you transforming life on site? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you.

CIOB International Innovation & Research (I&R) Awards celebrate achievement across the built environment, from academic research to industry innovation. The I&R Awards 2015 are bigger and better than ever before, with cash prizes of up to £2,000.

The closing date for entries to all categories is 2 October 2015, and except the Masters Dissertation Award which closes for entries on 20 November 2015.

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Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851: Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering are intended to give early-career scientists or engineers of exceptional promise an opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation.

With the objective of contributing to the knowledge base required for a healthy and innovative national culture, these fellowships are open to all nationalities.   Applicants must be in possession of a recent PhD, or equivalent qualification (normally with no more than 3 years post doctoral experience), and usually intending to carry out their research at a UK institution more…

AR Awards

The AR Awards are an online awards programme dedicated to commending and celebrating design excellence and innovation across a range of building types.

Conceived as a rolling programme that extends over the year and is evaluated by a high-profile international jury, awards will be made for specific typologies. Categories for 2015 will be House, Schools, and ReUse.

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AJ Retrofit Awards

The AJ Retrofit awards are the first and only awards dedicated to recognising achievements in design, engineering and construction. The awards set a benchmark for creative excellence across the commercial, public and private sectors in the UK, rewarding the best work and the brightest thinking. Winners of these prestigious awards will be determined by a rigorous judging process by a panel of the industry’s elite represent the gold standard in retrofit excellence.

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Krystyna Johnson Award

Each year the KJ Award is open to ALL second year students of architecture in Scotland – along with a guest school of architecture from around the world. This year SEDA is delighted to have been joined by Melbourne School of Architecture. Each school has promoted one project from their curriculum – which should be mainstream – for consideration. Representatives from the Scottish Ecological Design Association will join the Review Panel for the chosen project from each school to make a judgement on which of their student’s work should be selected to be put forward for the prize.

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BRE Trust seeks students for 5 PhDs at Loughborough University

The largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced funding for five PhDs in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.  This marks the first stage in a programme of collaborative research between BRE and the university which aims to advance built environment knowledge at a time of significant development in the UK and around the world.

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The Icon Conservation Awards 2015

The programme presents six major national awards. Submit an application before the 15th May 2015 as an individual or on behalf of an organisation or community project to be in with a chance to win a coveted prize fund, trophy and attend the VIP awards ceremony at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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The Structural Timber Awards

Rewarding outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic people that are promoting excellence in structural timber throughout the UK.  Across key sectors of construction, the Awards will showcase innovation, celebrate best practice and recognise expertise in timber technology and the ways it contributes to an attractive, energy efficient and sustainable built environment. more….

National Preservation Awards

The National Preservation Awards honor the very best in preservation. Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents a select number of major awards. The Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding lifetime achievement in the preservation field.  The Driehaus Preservations Awards recognize and celebrate the country’s best preservation projects—projects that highlight cutting-edge preservation approaches or technologies. These exclusive awards, given at the National Preservation Conference, serve to educate and inspire and raise the visibility of the preservation movement.

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The Mausolus Essay Prize

The MMT have launched a call for entries for the Mausolus Essay Prize, with a deadline of 30 April 2015

To encourage the study and appreciation of historic monuments, the Mausolea and Monuments Trust (MMT) is inviting entries for the Mausolus Essay Prize, to be presented in 2015 in memory of our late Fellow Thomas Cocke, a former Chairman of the MMT, who was passionately interested in the evolution of church architecture. The £250 prize and publication in the journal of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust will be awarded by a distinguished judging panel whose members include Carolyn Cocke, Chair of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust, Fellows Roger Bowdler and Gavin Stamp, Gabriel Byng, editor of Mausolus, and Frances Sands, of Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Essays may be on any subject relating to mausolea or monuments, including, but not limited to, head stones, ledger stones, cemeteries, churchyards and other types of memorial. They may concern objects in Britain or abroad, of any time period. Essays must be no longer than 3,000 words (not including footnotes and bibliography) and can be illustrated with up to five figures. The footnotes and bibliography must be in ‘Chicago’ style. The deadline is 30 April 2015 and entries should be sent to Dr Gabriel Byng.

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Visiting Fellowships, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, 2015-2016

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce three available fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. There will be two Mellon Fellows hired for the entire year and one Distinguished Mellon Fellow brought to campus for a semester (which can be extended to a year’s residency with outside, non-Princeton support). Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline. We seek applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities.

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The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2015 are now open for entries. Highlight – Celebrate – Inspire

The Awards for Planning Excellence highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society.

In 2015 we are recognising outstanding projects in the following categories:

Excellence in Planning to Create Economically Successful Places
Excellence in Planning for Community and Well-Being
Excellence in Planning and Design for the Public Realm
Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment
Excellence in Planning for Built Heritage
Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing
Excellence in Plan Making Practice
Excellence in Decision Making in Planning
Excellence in Planning to Deliver Infrastructure
We are also looking to recognise and award exemplary individuals, teams and practices in the following categories:

Young Planner of the Year
Planning Consultancy of the Year
Small Planning Consultancy of the Year
Local Authority Planning Team of the Year
Employer Award for Excellence *

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Apprenticeships and Stone and other heritage crafts (UK)

QEST apprenticeship – worth up to £18,000 – and better still, these are now open to anyone 16 or over, and institutions can apply without having a named apprentice. The apprenticeship can run over a number of years.

This is the second year that the Heritage Crafts Association has worked with generous funders to produce a unique set of awards specifically for traditional crafts. And our funders have been even more generous this year; we have almost £100,000 (£99,500) in bursaries and awards which is the most there has ever been for heritage crafts.

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Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015: Celebrating unsung heroes across the sector

Nominations for the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards are now open. Celebrate exemplary individuals, organisations, apprentices and interns in the creative and cultural industries.

The Creative & Cultural Skills Awards recognise those who have demonstrated a commitment to passing on skills and improving routes into work for young people.

Deadline for all nominations is 5pm on the 19th December 2014.

Awards will be made in the following categories:

  • The Design Skills Award
  • The Music Skills Award
  • The Craft Skills Award
  • The Jewellery Skills Award
  • The Cultural Heritage Skills Award
  • The Theatre Skills Award
  • The Training Provider of the Year Award
  • The Apprentice of the Year Award
  • The Intern of the Year Award

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The Luigi Micheletti Award

The Luigi Micheletti Award is focused on contemporary history and its scientific heritage, industrial and social development. This Award was established in 1996 by the Micheletti Foundation of Brescia and a leading expert on industrial archeology and museology Kenneth Hudson, for the recognition of excellence in the specific field of science and industry museums in Europe. They can participate in science museums, technical and industrial applications. Today’s Prize is open to history museums in the 20th century (social, political, military) to reflect the broader scope of activities of the Micheletti Foundation and is managed jointly by the Foundation and by the European Museum Academy .

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