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David Thomas Award
Founded in 1995 by Jenny Rossiter, who graduated from the DPU in 1994, in memory of her husband, David Thomas, a Financial Times journalist who was killed on assignment in Kuwait in April 1991
- A scholarship known as the David Thomas Award may be awarded
- The Scholarship is awarded by the Council on the
recommendation of the
Development Planning Unit.
- The Scholarship is awarded to assist a DPU student to travel
to a developing
country to research on matters directly related to his or her Master's
Dissertation or Thesis in the field of housing studies.
- The value of the Prize is about £300 or such sum as shall
be determined by
the David Thomas Award Committee.
- Applications must be submitted to the David Thomas Award
Committee at the
DPU no later than 31 May. The application should consist of a written statement
of not more than 500 words stating the nature of the study
to be undertaken, why
the grant is required and a brief budget justifying the request.
- The qualifications of candidates are considered by a
Committee consisting of
the Director of the DPU, the Director of the Housing Master's
Course and Jenny
Rossiter or her representative.
- The award is announced in June.
- Award winners will be required to write a
short report of no more than 300
words after completing their travel, accounting
for the expenditure of the
- The College reserves the right to vary these regulations
should it become
necessary to do so in order to ensure the continued use of the
resources in the
- Awards are subject to the provision of the General Regulations.