Welcome to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.


The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society (CRMS), and DSB are delighted to announce their collaboration with the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to offer Architecture students domiciled in Scotland the opportunity to apply for a £2000 scholarship to contribute towards travel costs whilst undertaking their academic research.  

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is an independent, non-profit making charity, established in 1973 to promote and encourage awareness of the Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Society has around 1000 members across the world with active affiliate groups arranging local events in, London and the SE, and Japan, and an associate group in Port Vendres.

In 1999, the Society became owner and long-term custodian of Queen’s Cross Church (now known as ‘Mackintosh Queen’s Cross’). This is the only church built to CRM’s design, A listed and a national treasure for Scotland – a key element in show-casing and promoting the legacy of Mackintosh. 

For nearly 50 years the Society has promoted the works of CRM around the world, protecting, enhancing and interpreting the works – becoming a respected voice in the preservation and promotion of Mackintosh internationally. The CRM Society provides a watching brief on Mackintosh buildings, providing an independent campaigning role to address lack of maintenance or investment.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh gained the commission in 1896 to design the Glasgow School of Art, also known as Mackintosh’s masterpiece. Whilst studying at the GSA, Mackintosh won the prestigious Alexander Thomson Travelling Studentship in 1890 that financially supported him to undertake an architectural sketching tour of Italy.  This exciting new Mackintosh/DSB Travelling Scholarship is set against the background of Mackintosh’s travelling experience where he recorded his impressions in over 200 pencil drawings and watercolours and is open toeligible studentsfor travel to undertake academic research based on their research proposal.  

The CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH SOCIETY – DSB AWARD offers £2,000 to a student of architecture for travel to undertake academic research based on research proposals.

Milestones and Deadlines

  • Scholarship Launch: September 2021
  • Scholarship Application Submissions: March 2022
  • Shortlist/Interviews/Award of Scholarship: April 2022
  • Scholar Travel/Research: June/Aug 2022
  • Scholarship Output Submission: December 2022
  • Celebration Event: Research Presentation/Mackintosh Talk: January 2023

How to apply

1.Please consult the scheme’s guidance notes and complete the application form. Guidance Notes (PDF).  Mackintosh Travelling Scholarship application form (Word)
2.Send your application form marked for the attention of the Director of the CRM Society: stuart@crmsociety.com
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