CTBUH 2020 International Research Seed Funding
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is accepting proposals for its 2020 International Research Seed Funding—culminating with an award of $20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH 2020 International Conference, held in Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, from October 19–23, 2020. The goal of the seed funding is to assist talented researchers in developing projects/ideas to a level that would secure additional, more significant, funding—in conjunction with the CTBUH. Research proposals should directly relate to the tall building typology and/or urban habitat, but can come from any topic/discipline. The proposals should have the potential to improve tall buildings and cities from a wide perspective. A non-exhaustive list of possible research topics is provided in the “Roadmap on the Future Research Needs of Tall Buildings,” produced by the CTBUH in conjunction with UNESCO and CIB, and available here. The ideal final objective of the 2020 CTBUH Research Seed Funding is to produce an official CTBUH Research Report publication, much like those available here.
Proposals are due by Saturday April 18, 2020 (12:00 p.m. CST). For any concerns or questions, please contact [email protected]
Please note: The Research Seed Funding initiative is open to research professionals, while the CTBUH Student Research Competition is intended specifically for student applications. It is therefore not possible to submit a proposal to both programs.
Selection Committee & Criteria
The evaluation of proposals will be guided by the CTBUH Expert Peer Review Committee, with guidance from the funding sponsor. The committee reflects a multi-disciplinary group of tall building/urban experts from around the world with established research and publication records as well as tall building experience in varying fields. After a first round evaluation by the Expert Peer Review Committee, the top five proposals will be reviewed by a jury representing the Seed Funding Sponsor and CTBUH representatives. The CTBUH reserves the right to reject all applications and grant no awards.
submission requirements / criteria / procedures
Full details of the Research Seed Funding initiative, including submission requirements, criteria, procedures, etc. can be found in the Award Brief document.
Past Research Seed Funding Projects
Awarded to Sofia Dermisi, a Professor of Real Estate at the University of Washington to assess the ways energy efficient systems and sustainable energy supplies can address the unique demands of tall mixed-use building programs.
Awarded to Dr. Ye Yu, an Assistant Professor at Tongji University to research the health and social impacts of public spaces around tall buildings, with the goal of identifying urban design strategies that enable healthy lifestyles.
Awarded to Michael Spearpoint, a Research Leader at Olsson Fire & Risk, to develop a database of high-rise fires that could be applied to the field of machine-learning, which may lead to new and innovative fire solutions.
Awarded to Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, to conduct research on variations in indoor exposures to outdoor pollutants in tall buildings.
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