Monthly Archives: May 2013


Best paper award
The best papers selected at DigitalHeritage2013 will have the opportunity to be published in journals, such as ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), Journal of Cultural Heritage.

Best exhibition award
Best applications and installations will be selected in different categories including interactive and not interactive applications, digital art installation and emerging technologies demo.

Further details: LINK


RIBA Funding for 2013/14

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced funding research and scholarship schemes for students worth a record £250,000 in 2013/14, while £100,000 of the funds will go towards financing scholars embarking on vital educational research into architecture.


President’s Awards for Research
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

Further details: LINK

Walter Parker Bursary Scheme
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.

Further details: LINK

Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship
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: LINK

Traditional Paint Forum 2013 Annual Conference Bursaries

In 2010 European legislation to lower the content of Volatile Organic Compounds in paints came into force, resulting in huge changes to the formulation of solvent based paints, varnishes and glazes – this will have major, long-term and far-reaching effects on the future maintenance and conservation of historic buildings.

Two students will be offered  free places at the conference.(7th June 2013 – London). Students who wish to apply for this should email

A student will then be picked at random for the free place and the successful candidate will be contacted two weeks before the conference date. The successful student will be asked to write a review of the conference which will appear in our journal and on the website.

Church of England – Cathedral and Church Buildings Work Experience

The Cathedral and Church Buildings (CCB) Division team are offering two students or recent graduates the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of experts advising on the conservation and adaptation of ecclesiastical buildings.

Those placed in this work experience scheme are given a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of how the Church of England cares for its 16,000 churches and 42 cathedrals, 12,500 of which have listed status.

The Division are looking for hard working and enthusiastic individuals who are willing to take a hands-on approach to a range of duties within the Division. In return candidates will be introduced to the different strands of the Divisions work and have the opportunity to shadow staff on casework and in other meetings. Candidates should ideally be able to commit to a period of 8 weeks over the summer but a shorter placement may also be possible.

Those wishing to apply should submit a CV with a covering letter explaining their interest in the position by Friday 24 May 2013. The position is based in Church House, Westminster, London. For more information please contact Diana Coulter,


Icon – Internships and Placements

Icon, the Institute of Conservation is pleased to announce twelve new internships of 12 months beginning in October 2013, eight of which are funded by HLF and the remaining for by PZ Conservation, National Trust for Scotland (Bute), Fitzwilliam Museum – Cambridge and Historic Royal Palaces – London.

Subjects include Medieval manuscripts conservation, Ceramic and Glass, Preventive Conservation, Books and Archive materials, Time based media, Digital Preservation and Textiles. Applicants must be able to demonstrate eligibility to live and work in the UK for the duration of this placement.

Deadline for applications starts 2 June 2013.

Further details: LINK

War Memorials Trust – Placements

War Memorials Trust, the charity working to conserve war memorials across the UK, is looking for volunteers to support its Conservation Team: a condition survey volunteer and a support volunteer for the Conservation Officer in Scotland. Both roles are based in the Trust’s London office, near Victoria Station.

The condition survey volunteer will prioritise the surveys received from memorial custodians and the public. The support volunteer will make information about Scottish war memorials held at the London office available to the Conservation Officer in Scotland. Both roles will also involve contributing to War Memorials Onlineand researching the history of memorials for listing applications.

These roles offer the opportunity to help the preservation of the UK’s unique war memorial heritage, to learn about the conservation of a vast diversity of historic structures and contribute to the commemoration of the First World War centenary.

Further details: LINK

GCHT – Architectural Heritage Conservation & Regeneration Prize

Glasgow is internationally renowned for the creative and successful conservation and regeneration of historic buildings. Glasgow City Heritage Trust award 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.

Further details: LINK

The Heritage Canada Foundation – National Awards Program

The Heritage Canada Foundation believes that historic places are the cornerstones of community, identity and sense of place. The National Awards Program recognizes individuals, organizations, corporations and rehabilitation projects that give new life to Canada’s historic places. HCF’s awards are presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with our annual conference. Selections are made by independent juries whose members represent, on a broad basis, the regions of Canada, the various disciplines relating to heritage conservation, and the voluntary heritage movement.

Further details: LINK

Sussex Heritage Trust Awards

The annual Sussex Heritage Trust Awards are designed to recognise and reward high quality conservation, restoration and good design of newly built projects and encourage the use of traditional skills and crafts.

A wide variety of projects have received Awards including large country houses conver ted into luxury apar tments; a redundant water pumping station, a water mill and windmill, barns, oasts, and outbuildings all saved from dereliction and transformed into homes and offices; restored and re ordered churches and spires; reclaimed and restored gardens and even dovecotes; together with new and contemporary homes, ar t galleries, museums and theatres.

The Building Crafts Award and the Sussex Heritage Person of the Year Awards are presented to individuals rather than projects.

Further details: LINK

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.

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.

Further details: LINK

CBA – Community Archaeology Bursaries

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Community Archaeology Bursaries Project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through its Skills for the Future programme, with additional support from English Heritage, Cadw and Historic Scotland. The project is enabling the CBA to offer year-long workplace learning bursaries designed to equip would-be community archaeologists with the skills, experience and confidence to work with voluntary groups and communities.

Further details: LINK

TCPA – 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)

Further details: LINK

Ground Engineering Awards

Attracting the biggest names in the industry the 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 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.

Further details: LINK

Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Awards

Construction Youth Trust searches for rising stars of the industry

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.

Construction Youth Trust News: LINK

Construction Industry Council Article: LINK