Applications are now open for the RTPI George Pepler International Award. Candidates should be aged under 30 and wish to undertake a short period of study overseas (three to four weeks) on a particular aspect of spatial planning. The successful candidate will be awarded a bursary of up to £1,500.
Cath Ranson, RTPI President said: “The RTPI has been supporting the George Pepler International Award since 1974. I am delighted that once again we are able to help a young planner with a bursary of £1,500 for comparative study at a formative stage in their career.”
The bursary is granted biennially and is open to candidates living in the UK who wish to explore aspects of planning in other countries or to overseas candidates who would like to study aspects of planning in the UK and Ireland. The award is not confined to members of the RTPI.
Applicants should provide a summary statement together with a short application form describing the nature of the study they wish to undertake and an itinerary. Applications close on 27th June 2014.
Shortlisted applicants will be asked to produce a detailed proposal outlining the work in more depth, including the research questions and methods to be used. The winner will be announced in September 2014 with a presentation taking place at the General Assembly in January 2016.
Previous winners have included a study into the practice of community building in Japan and an assessment of the planning, implementation and management of green infrastructure in Toronto and New York City.
- Further information about the George Pepler International Award and the application form can be found here