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RTPI Awards for Research Excellence


The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research carried out by chartered members and accredited planning schools from around the world.

The awards will be presented at the opening ceremony of the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference on 7 September, which will be hosted by the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL London.

The awards are open for entries until Monday 18 May at 5pm (17:00 GMT).

To submit an entry, please download and read carefully the Category Information and Entry Form that you will find under the relevant category.

Once the entry form has been completed, please upload the form and the related entry here. If you are submitting more than one entry, please be aware that each entry must be submitted separately with an accompanying completed entry form.

Any question concerning the submission process can be addressed to

Regular award categories:

* For the Student, Early Career Researcher and Planning Practitioner Awards, all membership classes (except the Affiliate membership) are considered. For the Sir Peter Hall Award, only Associate, Legal Associate, Chartered, Fellow and Honorary membership classes are considered.

Practitioner Research Fund

In addition to the established categories, 2019 saw the introduction of a new category, to which RTPI members who are practising planners were invited to submit research proposals. Two winners each received £5,000 of research funding courtesy of the RTPI. This new category accepts entries every two years so the next entries will be in 2021.