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

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

International Student Design Competition

The Student Design Competition, open to students currently enrolled at the university level, was developed to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. Participants should engage with the exploration and resolution of the relationship between a tall building and its urban setting.

International Student Research Competition

The 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. This award allows students of any discipline an initial immersion in detailed, academic research in a topic in which they are interested.