CTBUH Funding and Competitions


CTBUH offers the following annual funding and prizes for professionals and students to engage in design and research projects.



International Research Seed Funding

International Research Seed Funding assists talented researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level that would secure additional, more significant, funding–in conjunction with CTBUH. Proposals should relate to the tall building typology/urban habitat, but are open to any topic/discipline.

11th Student Tall Building Design Competition

The goal of this competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. This year's competition focuses on the use of mass timber in multi-story buildings, and participants are free to locate their projects anywhere in the United States.


International Student Research Competition

The International Student Research Competition assists talented students, working in groups under a professor, to focus on a relevant research question and create an engaging output as a response. Research proposals should directly relate to the 2022 topic of “Sustainable Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.”