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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

SPAB Presents – Philip Webb Award

First awarded in 1993, the Philip Webb Award sets architects in the early stages of their career a demanding but exciting dual conservation and design challenge.

The brief is to devise a scheme which sympathetically revitalises a historic building for reuse through careful repair of existing fabric and a significant element of new construction in a contemporary design. It’s a unique opportunity for those interested in sustainability, the reuse of old buildings and in developing experience in conservation practice to engage with the SPAB’s principles and showcase their skills. The competition is open to recent graduates and current Part II students at UK Schools of Architecture. 

For more information on the award, visit the website here.

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S. Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

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CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

FULL TIME EUROPEAN RESEARCH AREA (ERA) CHAIR HOLDER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF DIGITAL HERITAGE

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) Full-time Researcher Position: Special Scientist for Research / Senior Researcher A / ERA Chair holder on Digital Cultural Heritage) at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

The selected scientist will work for fifty-four (54) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair ‘Mnemosyne Project’, a unique EU-funded programme bringing together for the first time a worldwide network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectoral educational, research and training programme between academic research, creative industries and key Cultural Heritage stakeholders.

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UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary

The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary, which is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the MSc Sustainable Heritage at UCL*. Up to £20,000 is available for Home applicants to cover the cost of fees and a stipend.

The MSc Sustainable Heritage combines aspects of cultural heritage – historic buildings, museums, collections, sites and landscapes – with the best heritage management and preventive conservation policies, projects, methodologies and practices. The closing date for applications for the bursary is Monday 17th June 2019.

*Fully recognised by the IHBC for compliance with ICOMOS conservation criteria

Further details….

Stephen Croad Essay Prize

The Ancient Monuments Society is delighted to announce the launch of its annual essay prize in memory of Stephen James Croad. 
Stephen died in 2017 at the age of 71, after a distinguished career as a researcher and archivist. Stephen was a strong supporter of the AMS, having served as Deputy Editor and Book Reviews Editor of the Society’s Transactions – its peer-reviewed journal – for many years.  In his various professional and voluntary roles, most notably as Head of the Architectural Record of the National Monuments Record, Stephen made a profound impact on the study of architectural history in this country.  AMS Trustees have agreed to the establishment of an annual Essay Prize named in Stephen’s honour, with a financial award of £500. The intention of the Essay Prize will be not only to keep alive Stephen’s memory and to celebrate his contribution but also to encourage architectural research and writing.

Contributions are now invited: in the spirit of Stephen’s own research and practice, these should be on factually verifiable, documented new discoveries on the historic buildings of England and Wales, whether part of the established canon or hitherto less examined. For further details of the Prize   see here.

Emery Walker Trust – Chair

The Emery Walker Trust seeks a Chair to replace  Michael Hall FSA , who steps down at the end of 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in April or May, with the successful candidate joining the Trustee Board in June. 

The Trust owns and opens to the public Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, which contains some of the UK’s most authentic and best-preserved Arts & Crafts interiors. The role of Chair principally involves strategic leadership of a small historic-house museum, chairing Trustee meetings, and acting with others as the Trust’s public face, in particular for fund-raising initiatives. The post is unpaid (expenses are reimbursed), and involves up to three days work a month in addition to attendance at meetings. 

Candidates should submit a letter by email to  michael@michaelhwhall.com  (who can provide further details) explaining why they are qualified for the post and attaching a CV and the names of two referees. For further information about the Emery Walker Trust  see online

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship was established in 2010 by a bequest from noted scholar and architectural historian H. Allen Brooks. It is intended to provide emerging scholars the opportunity to study by travel and contemplation while observing, photographing, writing and sketching, and to acquire knowledge that will contribute to one’s profession and to society. Brooks was an active member and past president of SAH.

Applications for the 2019 award cycle will open on August 1, 2019. For more information, visit sah.org/brooks. Fellowship reports from past recipients can be found at sah.org/brooks-reports.

Architecture and Design Scotland: Appointment of 4 Board Members

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint 4 new members to the Board of Architecture and Design Scotland (A&DS). We are interested to hear from Architects and other related professions as well as those with significant experience of communications, media or marketing as we look to build a new team to drive A&DS forward.


The closing date for applications is 25 January 2019.

Further details….

Next Step Initiative is offering The Ethnic Minority Career Museum, & Built Environment Heritage Traineeships (With Bursary)

High Quality Grant-Supported Traineeship at Scottish Heritage Organisations
Available Positions:

  • Conservation & Culture Traineeship x 1 (Edinburgh)
  • Museums & Galleries Traineeship x 2 (Edinburgh)
  • Technical Conservation Skills Traineeship x 2 (Stirling)
  • Museum and Heritage Traineeship x 2 (Glasgow)

Applications are now open for 7 full time 12-month accredited work-based placements in heritage management starting March 2018. Training Bursary grant of £13,500 gross per annum.

Application deadline: Midday Friday 11th January 2019.

Further details…



Lay Director opportunities

Board of Directors lay director recruitment

Do you want to help the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas? Do you have the governance skills required to help to direct a small but ambitious organisation? CIfA, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, is looking for a director from outside the profession.

  • The role: Lay director on the Board of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  • Responsible to: Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Responsibilities: To bring new perspectives to the Board from outside the archaeological profession and to assist the Board in their duty to promote high professional standards and strong ethics, maximising the value that archaeologists bring to society and bringing recognition and respect to the profession
  • Commitment: 12-18 days per year, including six Board meetings
  • Skills required: Skills in governance, team building, strategic growth in the UK and overseas, ambassadorship
  • Term: 1 year initially, to be extended to 3 years on review
  • Remuneration: Travel and expenses only

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please see the Information for candidates and Application form below.

Deadline for applications: 7 January 2019
Interviews: 16 January 2019
Start date: 20 February 2019

Applications should be emailed to admin@archaeologists.net.

Entries open for RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence

Nominations for the RTPI Awards for Planning Awards Excellence are now open through to 14 December 2018.

The awards are the longest running and most high-profile awards in the industry. For 40 years they have rewarded the brightest talent in the profession; the teams, projects and individuals that transform economies, environments and their communities all over the UK and internationally.

With planners tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time, from population growth and housing shortage to environmental issues and climate change, it has never been more important to reward the contributions of the profession to society.

Being shortlisted for one of the prestigious awards is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of a team, consultancy or individual. It is also completely free to enter.

New to this year is “Excellence in Tech within Planning practice”. This category recognises any projects that have used a new type of technology or used technology in a new or innovative way.

The finalists will be announced in February  2019 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24 April 2019, at Milton Court Concert Hall in central London.

If you would like to make a submission, click here for more information.

SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship Applications open

Architects, surveyors, engineers, craftspeople looking for an immersive hands-on-learning experience may apply for Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) 2019 Scholarships or Fellowships prior to December 1. Training, sharing knowledge and helping people to develop their practical skills have always been at the heart of the SPAB’s work. Their renowned Scholarship and Fellowship schemes and new Millwrighting apprenticeship continue the practice established by the SPAB’s co-founder, architect Philip Webb, of training building specialists and craftspeople on site.
More details here

The Clore Leadership Programme

Heritage Bursaries available on 2019 Clore Courses: Emerging Leaders, Short Course & NEW Modular Course – Leadership Pulse

Applications & Bursaries
Bursaries are available for heritage sector professionals in England supported by Historic England. Historic England is particularly keen to support applications from people with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage and disabled people working in heritage in recognition of the underrepresentation of these groups in the sector and especially in leadership positions. Historic England will also prioritise applications from smaller organisations in the sector that have limited access to training opportunities.

A wide variety of other bursaries is also available. Click here for full information on bursaries and other financial support.