It is open to candidates living in the UK who wish to visit another country and to overseas candidates wishing to spent some time in the UK.
Candidates have to provide a statement describing the nature of the study that they wish to undertake together with an itinerary.
The Institute will nominate three judges and the successful candidate will be awarded £1,500 which will be paid in two instalments, two-thirds being paid before the visit and the balance after the visit and on submission of a report.
The award is not confined to members or students of the RTPI.
However, it is not meant to provide finance for postgraduate studies or those working for a doctorate.
The judges will need to know;