Giles Worsley, the distinguished architectural historian and critic, died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 44. He was an enthusiastic visitor to Italy and a great believer in the importance of Italian architecture of all periods in understanding the development of Western architecture. He was concerned that architecture schools do not give adequate emphasis to the teaching of architectural history and that architectural historians should be encouraged to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings.
Each year, the Fellowship will be awarded to an architect or architectural historian, who will spend three months (October to December) at the British School at Rome, studying an architectural topic of their choice. Travel, accommodation and board and a monthly stipend of Â£700 will be provided. Each Fellow will be required to deliver a public presentation on their return.
Applications are invited for the 2008 Fellowship. Applicants must have British nationality or have been living and studying in Britain for at least the last three years. They must have completed or be registered for a post graduate qualification. Please apply by February 29th 2008 to:
The Giles Worsley Travel Fellowship
British School at Rome
c/o The British Academy
10 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AH
enclosing a curriculum vita, a statement of 500-700 words indicating the subject of your proposal and your suitability for the Fellowship, and statements of support from two referees.
Applications will be considered by a panel consisting of an RIBA representative, a British School representative and one other, appointed by Gilesâ€™s family. Their decision will be announced at the end of April 2008.
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