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Want to get recognised for your research?

If you would like to join the select group of researchers, students, and consultants who have had their work acknowledged by their planning peers and the Royal Town Planning Institute, then enter the Awards for Research Excellence. 

Now in their eighth year, these prestigious awards continue to recognise and promote high quality, impactful spatial planning research from RTPI accredited planning schools and RTPI members.

Submissions are invited into these four categories:

Please read the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions for each category below before starting your entry.

Enter online now

You can start your entry on our online platform now, saving and making as many changes as you like until the closing deadline of 16 May, 11:55pm.

The RTPI Awards for Research Excellence provide an opportunity to celebrate leading research across the planning community. The winners will be announced at a ceremony that will take place during the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference on 5 September at Manchester University.

Here are details about last year's finalists and winners.