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George Pepler International Award: overseas study bursary now open for applications

05 July 2016

Are you interested in gaining insight into how planning works in a place different from the one you normally work in?

The RTPI has today opened entries for the George Pepler International Award, a £2,000 bursary to fund a planner’s travel and study into a particular aspect of spatial planning, either in the United Kingdom or internationally.

The Award has been offered biennially for over 40 years to commemorate Sir George Pepler, one of the founders of the RTPI. He wanted to “encourage young people of all nationalities who have a desire to serve their fellow human beings through the medium of town and country planning”.

Phil Williams, President of the RTPI, said:

“This is an exciting opportunity for someone relatively new to the planning profession to see first hand how the planning system is used to deliver jobs, houses and great places in another country. Many challenges that planners face are similar wherever they are. An opportunity like this to expand one’s horizons and interchange ideas with overseas counterparts should not be missed.”

George Pepler International Award

The bursary is aimed at students and practitioners within the first ten years of post-qualification anywhere in the world.It is open to RTPI and non-RTPI members alike. Interested applicants should read the full eligibility criteria before submitting their application by 30 September 2016.

The successful candidate will be required to produce regular blog posts, images, video, social media updates and a written report at the end of the project.