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George Pepler International Award

The George Pepler International Award (1)

The 2018 Award is now open for entries.


What is the The George Pepler International Award?

The George Pepler International Award is a bursary granted biennially to a person in their first ten years of post-qualification experience wishing to undertake a short period of study (3-4 weeks) on a particular aspect of spatial planning. The study consists of live blog posts, images and video during the visit and a written report at completion.

  • It is open to those that are wishing to travel to either the UK or anywhere in the world that supports their study.
  • The £3,000 bursary will be distributed in two equal parts, £1,500 up front and £1,500 at completion of the project and report. 
  • The award is not confined to members or students of the RTPI and was last granted in 2016.

How to apply

Please read the criteria document which outlines who is elibigle to apply, how to apply and our requirements from the winning candidate. Please register your interest in the Award by emailing: To apply, download and complete the application form.

Applicants must apply by 7 January 2019, 5pm GMT. The winner will be announced in late January 2019.


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When was the Award established?

The George Pepler International Award, which was offered for the first time in 1973, was established to commemorate the great interest that Sir George Pepler, one of the founders of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1914, had in encouraging younger people in the planning profession. The Award was established to "encourage young people of all nationalities who had a desire to serve their fellow human beings through the medium of town and country planning". 

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