Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2013 International Research Seed Funding Announcement
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Submission Deadline: March 31, 2013

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce the "Call for Proposals" for its 2013 International Research Seed Funding – culminating with an award of US$20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH 2013 International Conference to be held in London, UK from June 11-13, 2013. This seed funding has been made possible with the kind support of ARUP, through the London Conference Gold + Research Seed Funding Sponsorship Package.

The goal of the seed funding is to assist researchers in developing projects/ideas to a level to 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 – including but not limited to: architecture, construction, energy issues, energy harvesting, environmental engineering, facades, financial & cost issues, fire & life safety, geo-technics, humanities, infrastructure, interiors, maintenance & cleaning, materials, MEP engineering, policy making, resource management, seismic, social aspects, structural engineering, systems development, urban planning, vertical transportation, wind engineering etc. There are no institutional or geographic restrictions.

Acceptance of the award obligates applicants to develop the research in conjunction with the CTBUH, including taking the research forward for more significant funding/development after the seed funding period, should that be appropriate based on the initial findings of the research.

See information on the 2012 International Research Seed Funding

Submission Deadline
Proposals (via the proposal template form, download here) are due by March 31, 2013 - submitted to 
To express your interest in participating prior to this date, to discuss the suitability of your proposal in more detail or to ask any questions, please also contact:

Amount: US$20,000, payable in two equal installments – US$10,000 at initiation and US$10,000 at project completion/delivery of final report.

Key Dates
•    January 2013 – Initiative Formally Launched
•    March 31, 2013 (11:59 PM Chicago Time) – Proposal Submission Deadline
•    June 11, 2013
Winning proposal recognized during the 2013 London Conference Dinner

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.