RDH Building Science is proud to offer annual scholarships to students completing their master’s or doctoral degrees in building science research.

Each scholarship is worth $2,000 to $10,000 per year. Scholarships will be awarded to coincide with each student’s program and research activities and there is an opportunity for the scholarship to be renewed for subsequent years.



Students who are enrolled full time in a post-secondary institute in Canada or the United States are eligible. Research topics must be in the field of Building Science and broadly related to the work that RDH does.

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to:

  1. Submit an application
  2. Submit their resume
  3. Participate in an interview

Key Dates

Applications are due by 5:00PM Pacific Standard Time on May 31 each year.

All applicants will be notified regarding whether they have been shortlisted by June 15th. Final award decisions will be made by the end of June.

Application Submission Details

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled full time in a U.S, or Canadian post-secondary institution
  • Research topic focus in the field of Building Science. Note that this is a broad field of study and includes but is not limited to engineering and architecture.
  • Research topic must be of relevance and interest to RDH.
  • Renewable for subsequent years based on progress reports to be submitted and presented yearly.
  • Applications accepted at any time, and will be for one year periods beginning in September or January. Applications can be for the following September start as well (approximately 15 months from application deadline).
  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a progress report and present their progress and results on an annual basis.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications for award is 5:00pm PST, May 31st.
  • All applicants will be notified regarding whether they have been shortlisted by June 15th. Final award decisions will be made by the end of June.

Award Amount

  • The award amounts will vary from year to year based on the quality and quantity of the applications and merits of the research work. The minimum award is $2,000 per student and the maximum is $10,000.


Application submission should be a maximum of 10 pages, including appendices and attachments if any.
The following should be addressed in the application and the bolded titles should be used as the content organization for your submission:

  1. Title
    Research topic title
  2. Project Description
    Description of research project.
  3. Contribution to Building Science
    Why is the research important, and what will contribute to the field of building science.
  4. Contribution to Design & Construction
    How will the research help the design and construction community? What is the benefit to industry?
  5. Work Plan
    Project work plan and schedule.
  6. Other Funding
    Identify other funding or in-kind contributions to the research project.
  7. Other Information
    Any other information relevant to the application.
  8. Advisor Name and Contact Information
    They may be contacted for additional information.
  9. Cover Letter and Resumé
    Will be considered as part of the application package.

Submit your application to scholarship@rdh.com.


Please submit a cover letter and an up to date resumé outlining your educational background, work and volunteer history, and other interests. The resumé is an opportunity to illustrate how you developed your interest in building science as well as previous relevant experience.


If you are selected to a short list of candidates then you will be contacted for a meeting, Skype or telephone interview, depending on logistics.

The purpose of the interview is to confirm details of your research proposal and answer any questions that the panel may have.

Should you need to connect with an RDH Scholarship Committee representative regarding your research proposal and your scholarship application, please email scholarship@rdh.com and clearly state your concern or question. A committee representative will contact you.

Written by:

RDH Scholarship Committee