Our Research Trust is an established grant award entity supporting research in the disciplines of land, real estate and construction right across the world.

The Trust, as a charity, has a remit of supporting, delivering and disseminating high quality, independent reliable knowledge and future thinking through research funding. It's administered by a Board of Trustees, comprising of our members and independent appointees. The Board meets to consider awards twice a year in May and December.

What is the Research trust?

What's considered?

Projects may be undertaken by chartered surveyors or others who are, in the opinion of trustees, adequately qualified to undertake the research. Both major research projects from established researchers and smaller scale proposals from younger researchers will be considered.

The Trust has set out its strategy and has recommended that this is considered during the application process.

View previous award holders' research reports

Closing date for applications Awards meeting Applicants informed of decision
Last week of March May End of May
First week of October December End of December

Defined call applications for May 2017 are now open. You can download an application form and guidelines on the right-hand side. Proposals should be submitted to researchtrust@rics.org by 17:00 on 30 March 2017.

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