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CTBUH 2019 Student Research Competition



The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is now accepting proposals for its 2019 Student Research Competition – culminating with an award of $20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH 2019 World Congress to be held in Chicago, from October 28 to November 2, 2019.

The goal of the 2019 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 2019 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. In fact, the ultimate objective of this award is to give the chance to students of any discipline to immerse, for the first time, in detailed, academic research, under the guidance of a professor, in a topic that the students are particularly interested and invested in.



March 20, 2019 – Competition Formally Launched
May 31, 2019 – Submission Deadline
June 10 – July 1, 2019 – Judging Period
July 22, 2019 – Decision Communicated to Winning Team
October 28 / November 02, 2019 – Winner Announced at the CTBUH 2019 World Congress
Late 2019 / Early 2020 – Research Project Undertaken



The award for this competition will be provided by the Funding Sponsor in the amount of $20,000, paid in two installments of $10,000. CTBUH will facilitate the transfer of funds to the appropriate university or professor involved with this project to support the students in their research activities. Please note: the budget cannot be used to cover costs to attend the CTBUH conference and collect the award, or to disseminate the findings at conferences, symposiums, etc. It needs to be used for the actual research in some way.






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 make no awards









For more information about this competition, please contact us.