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

The RICS Research Trust as a charity has a remit of supporting, delivering and disseminating high quality, independent reliable knowledge and future thinking through research funding.

The Trust is administered by a Board of Trustees, comprising members of RICS and independent appointees. The Board meets to consider awards twice a year in May and December.

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

The RICS Research Trust has set out its strategy and it is 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

May round of funding

The Research Trust are now accepting defined call applications for its May round of funding and will be awarding up to £20,000 for successful applications. The defined call topics are listed below with further detail available on the right-hand side.

  1. New money in the countryside; good news all round? How does “new money” coming into the countryside impact on rural communities, the natural and built landscape, food production and forest management?
  2. Freedom to reuse property; a fiscal give-away? How much does freedom to reconstruct or change the use of property from its initially permitted use enhance private value while leading to lost public revenue and unwelcome externalities?

All applicants should complete the above application form and return a signed copy to by Friday 25 March 2016.

Contact us

For further information, please contact:

Amanprit Arnold
RICS Research
Parliament Square
London SW1P 3AD

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