Ove Arup Foundation Grants

The Ove Arup Foundation

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Grant amount: £5,000 - £30,000

Next deadline: May 15, 2020

Later deadlines: Aug 15, 2020, Nov 15, 2020, Feb 15, 2021

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Ove Arup Foundation is an independent charity, established in 1989 to honour the memory of engineer, designer and philosopher, Sir Ove Arup. The Ove Arup Foundation is committed to working with partners from across the engineering disciplines to promote an intelligent and connected approach to future thinking in the sector.

Its overall purpose is for ‘the advancement of education directed towards the promotion, furtherance and dissemination of knowledge of matters associated with the built environment’. The Foundation pursues these objectives in acknowledgement of Ove’s contribution over many decades ‘with emphasis on the multi-disciplinary nature of design in engineering and architecture’.

The Foundation’s mission is to stimulate and educate those working in the built environment, and particularly to encourage them to develop a wide understanding of the issues and the technologies involved. Small, one-off donations are occasionally considered for a purpose or activity that the Foundation views as worthwhile in itself.

A majority of the Ove Arup Foundation’s annual funds are allocated by the charity’s Trustees and Advisors to commission research or instigate new teaching initiatives that enhance new thinking in engineering education. Each year they set aside a portion of their budget to support projects that are considered to be consistent with the Foundation’s education purposes in the built environment.

NOTE: Trustees’ meetings are held quarterly - early December, March, June and September. Trustees will consider applications received by the Secretary by the middle of the preceding month.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants and the organizations they represent may apply if the project is consistent with the charitable purposes of the Foundation.


  • The Foundation does not support individuals.