Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships

The NSW ARB is excited to announce that applications for the 2021 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship are open!

Proposals will only be accepted that involve travel in Australia and New Zealand, due to COVID-19 restrictions and international border closures. Details are provided in the Application Form below, or if you have any queries contact the board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are due 31 August 2021.

Byera Hadley's bequest is Australia's most prestigious and sustained gift of its type; resulting in more than $3m being granted to over 220 architects, students and graduates since 1951. Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships promote travel and research in cities and communities around the world. Scholars return to share their research with colleagues, Councils and communities.

For more than 65 years, Byera's legacy has helped architects, graduates and students to stay current, and connect with the world. Check out the list of past Byera Hadley Travelling Scholars here.

Check out the library of past research reports prepared by Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship alumni and listed on this page. They're all graphic-rich, so some files can be large. Reports are designed to pop up in a separate window - allowing you to download for reading later on your own device.

Download: Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships Application

So who was Byera Hadley?

Byera Hadley was a distinguished architect; dedicated to architectural education. In 1914, Byera was appointed Lecturer-in-Charge at the Sydney Technical College‚Äôs Department of Architecture. Under his guidance, the College became acknowledged as one of the great schools of architecture in the Commonwealth.

In 1938, Byera Hadley made provision in his Will for a bequest to enable young architects who were graduates from a school in NSW to travel overseas in order to broaden their experience in architecture, with a view to advancing architecture upon their return to Australia.

Read more about Byera Hadley and his legacy here

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