The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the Call for Proposals for its 2014 International Research Seed Funding - culminating with an award of US$20,000 to be recognised at the 2014 International Conference, to be held in Shanghai, China from 16-19 September 2014. This seed funding has been made possible with the kind support of ECADI, through the Shanghai Conference Gold + Research Seed Funding Sponsorship Package. More information can be found here.
The goal of the CTBUH research 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.