CTBUH: Student Research Competition 2020

SAVE CTBUH: Student Research Competition 2020

Last Submission Date: 18 April, 2020

Language: English

Prizes: opportunity to conduct the research

Type: Student Competition

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About the Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is now accepting proposals for its 2020 Student Research Competition—culminating with an award of $20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH 2020 International Conference, held in Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, from October 19–23, 2020. The goal of the 2020 Student Research Competition is to assist talented students, working in groups under the guidance of a professor, to focus on a relevant research question, and create an engaging output as a response. Research proposals should directly relate to the 2020 topic of “Sustainable Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.” Proposals can come from any topic/discipline. It is up to the students to interpret the theme, and outline how their research will address it, including how the funds will be used to support the intended outcome. The ultimate objective of this award is to give students of any discipline the opportunity to conduct high-quality academic research on a topic they are particularly interested in, under the guidance of a professor.


Proposals are due by Saturday April 18, 2020 (12:00 p.m. CST). For any concerns or questions, please contact research@ctbuh.org.

Please note: The Student Research Competition is open to students under the guidance of a professor, while the CTBUH International Research Seed Funding initiative is intended specifically for research professionals. It is therefore not possible to submit a proposal to both programs.

Full details of the Student Research Competition, including submission requirements, criteria, procedures, etc. can be found in the Award Brief document.

Selection Committee & Criteria

The evaluation of proposals will be guided by the expert jury, with guidance from the funding sponsor. The jury reflects a group of tall building/urban experts from around the world as well as academics and university professors. The CTBUH reserves the right to reject all applications and grant no awards.

Key Dates

  • February 18: Competition formally launched
  • April 18: Submission deadline
  • April 28–June 5: Judging period
  • June 10: Decision communicated to winning team
  • October 19–23: Winner announced at the 2020 Conference
  • Late 2020 / Early 2021: Research project undertaken

Visit the website of the organizer here.

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