The RIBA promotes research and innovation to advance the knowledge base of the profession by encouraging interaction between practitioners and researchers, by facilitating debate, and by helping disseminate research outcomes.
RIBA Research Trusts:
The RIBA Education Department administers three funding streams within the field of architectural research:
- The Modern Architecture and Town Planning Trust
- The Historical Research Trust
- The L K E Ozolins Studentship
The primary aim of all three funds is to assist young architectural researchers gain both the skills and knowledge to make confident applications to the larger research bodies, government agencies and other private trusts.
RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2007:
The RIBA Research & Development department introduced the RIBA President’s Awards for Research in 2005 to reward and encourage excellence in architectural research carried out by PhD students, Academics and Practitioners. The awards were established with the awareness of the need for research across the profession in educational institutions and professional practices.