RICS Foundation research support
The RICS Foundation is committed to supporting an active and vibrant
academic research community. Specific initiatives to implement this are:
The Visiting Research Scholar Scheme The RICS Foundation provides
support for researchers on sabbaticals wanting to work on issues of
relevance and concern to the RICS Foundation. Click here to find out
details of the scheme, the type of support that can be offered under
this Scheme and work carried out by previous Visiting Research Scholars.
Research publications The RICS Foundation provides a number of routes
to publication of research on topics relevant to its aims and
objectives. Click here to find out more about the various research
series that are published by the RICS Foundation and how to get your
A route to RICS membership for academics The RICS Foundation works with
the RICS to provide a means by which academics can become members of the
RICS. Click here for full details of this.
Prizes and awardsAs part of its commitment to the support of the research community and the development of knowledge, the RICS Foundation awards prizes at a number of prestigious research conferences worldwide. Details are given below of the prizes awarded and previous winners.
International post-graduate conference on the built environment
2000: Dilanthi Amaratunga, University of Salford - Theory building in
facilities management research: case study methodology
2001: Mustafa El'Hawi, University of Salford - Analysis of waste
management situation in the Gaza Strip
2002: Kate Carter, Heriot-Watt University - Sustainability:
explorations in research approaches
Sharjah Urban Planning Symposium
The RICS Foundation awards a prize for the best paper by a researcher
from the Gulf region.
2001: Djamel Boussaa, UAE University - Towards an inter-emirate urban
conservation strategy in the UAE
2002: Not awarded
Pacific Rim Real Estate Society conference
The RICS Foundation awards two prizes at this conference. One is for
the paper presented that best demonstrates "blue skies" thinking, from
2003 specifically on issues relating to sustainable development, and
one for the best paper by someone presenting for the first time at a
Blue skies thinking
2002: Vivienne Spurge, Oxford Brookes University - Broadband
technology in the office. An appraisal of the perception and needs of
office occupiers and the potential impact upon the office market.
2003: Ric Small, University of Technology, Sydney - The dimensions of human action and property
First time presenter
2002: Nico Rottke, European Business School Real Estate Academy -
Real estate cycles in Germany.
2003: Peter Li, University of Technology, Sydney - Housing reforms in China: a paradigm shift to market economy
Asian Real Estate Society conference
The RICS Foundation awards a prize for the best paper on the theme of
sustainable development. This award will commence at the 2003
The RICS Foundation Richard Lay Fellowship
This scheme was initiated in recognition of the contribution that Richard Lay, RICS President in 1998-99, made to the establishment of the RICS Foundation. This scheme provides full support for post-graduate students and is available to students at any university.
The first two awards made are as follows:
The RICS Foundation Oceania Fellowship
This scheme provides a level of support for post-graduate students in universities in the Oceania region. The first award was made to Timoci Waqaisavou of the University of the South Pacific, for work on indigenous native landowners and tourism.
To be informed of the calls for expressions of interest in RICS Foundation Richard Lay and Oceania Fellowships, please contact:
Director of Research
12 Great George Street
London SW1P 3AD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7334 3725