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 goal of the International Research Seed Funding initiative is to assist talented researchers in developing projects/ideas to a level that would secure additional, more significant, funding—in conjunction with CTBUH. Research proposals should directly relate to the tall building typology and/or urban habitat, but can come from any topic/discipline.


12th International Student Tall Building Design Competition

The goal of the competition, which is open to all students who are currently enrolled at the university level, is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. This year's competition focuses on Humanizing High Density—People, Nature & the Urban Realm, the theme of the CTBUH 2023 International Conference, in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, 16–21 October, 2023.


International Student Research Competition

The goal of the CTBUH International 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. 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.