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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 work published.

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 awards

As 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 conference.

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 conference.

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:

Stephen Brown
Director of Research
RICS Foundation
12 Great George Street
London SW1P 3AD

Tel: +44 (0)20 7334 3725
Email: stephen@rics-foundation.org


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