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

The Research Trust is now receiving applications for research proposals under the open call. There are no defined calls in this round; research proposals should be relevant to the strategy of the Research Trust. You can download an application form and guidelines, along with the Research Trust Strategy on the right-hand side. Proposals should be submitted to researchtrust@rics.org by 17:00 on Friday 6 October 2017.

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