Aga Kahn Award for Architecture
Through its efforts, the Award seeks to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. The selection process emphasizes architecture that not only provides for people's physical, social and economic needs, but that also stimulates and responds to their cultural and spiritual expectations. Particular attention is given to building schemes that use local resources and appropriate technology in an innovative way, and to projects likely to inspire similar efforts elsewhere. The Award is organized on the basis of a three-year cycle. http://www.akdn.org/agency/aktc_akaa.html
The American Academy in Rome
Established in 1894 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1905, the American Academy in Rome is a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies. It is situated on the Janiculum, Rome's highest hill. Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to 15 emerging artists (working in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, or Visual Arts) and 15 scholars (working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and early Modern, or Modern Italian Studies). The application deadline is November 1st (deadline extension until November 15th, for an additional fee). The Academy community also includes invited Residents and international Affiliated Fellows. Rome Prize fellowships are designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. In the case of scholars, preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there. http://www.aarome.org/rome_prize/prize_arts_app.htm#ardes
The American Architectural Foundation's Accent on Architecture Community Grants
The American Architectural Foundation’s Accent on Architecture Community Grants program assists local nonprofit design and civic organizations in producing innovative public education programming. http://www.archfoundation.org/aaf/aaf/Programs.AccentGrants.htm
The American Association of University Women
The AAUW Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the Educational Foundation provided $4 million in funding more than 250 fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women in the 2007-08 academic year. http://www.aauw.org/education/fga/
The American Council of Learned Societies
ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. http://www.acls.org/grants/default.aspx?id=354
The American Express Philanthropic Program
American Express Philanthropic Program: Supported programs must embrace preservation and enable ongoing public access and exposure through one or more of the following:
• Ensuring public engagement with a restored work of art or historic site
• Producing or presenting a new interpretation of a work that is in danger of being lost
• Preserving significant cultural traditions http://home3.americanexpress.com/corp/gb/cult_her.asp
American Institute of Architects
List of AIA awards programs
The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Eduation
The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded jointly by the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) to an individual, who must be living at the time of nomination, who has spent at least a decade primarily involved in architectural education, and whose primary contribution to architectural education has been on the North American continent. http://www.aia.org/awp_topaz
The American Society of Landscape Architecture
American Society of Landscape Architecture honors and awards information. http://www.asla.org/members/awrd_toc.htm
Architectural Conservation Grants
Architectural Conservation Grants support organizations throughout the world in their efforts to preserve buildings, sites, and designed landscapes of outstanding architectural, historical, and cultural significance.
The Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Inc.
The Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Inc. (ARCC) is an international consortium of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of research culture and infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. Since its founding as a non-profit corporation in 1976, ARCC has exerted a concerted commitment to the improvement of the physical environment and the quality of life.
The Arnold W. Brunner Grant: Adventures in Education
Arnold W. Brunner Grant: Adventures In Education (AIE) is a nonprofit, public service program developed by TG that helps students plan and complete their journey through higher education. The Arnold W. Brunner Grant is available to profession architects. Award's purpose is to further the development of architecture in the United States. http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?ID=18136
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has a long precedence in creating and providing competitions for students and faculty. ACSA competitions are national and international in scope, offering unique opportunities to investigate, develop, and challenge systematic approaches to design. Entries are critiqued and judged by a jury of experts with diverse backgrounds. Competitions also assist instructors with developing a range of design challenges for use in their courses.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Each year the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession's knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector. Includes the following awards:
AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion
ACSA Distinguished Professor Award
ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award
ACSA Creative Achievement Award
ACSA Faculty Design Award
ACSA Collaborative Practice Award
ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award
JAE Best Article Award
JAE Best Design Article Award
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF)
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) offers funding to individuals and institutions to support innovative projects that advance the study and expand the recognition of women in architecture and related professions, and that lead to the dissemination of this knowledge to professional and public audiences alike.
The Boston Society of Architects
The BSA’s annual grants program offers $90,000 to support original research projects. Practicing architects, academics, designers, product developers, students and others interested in contributing to an expanded architecture knowledge-base are encouraged to submit applications.
The Department of Energy Awards program
DOE: Department of Energy Awards program
The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation administers the philanthropic activities of Deutsche Bank within the United States, Latin America and Canada. Together, the Bank's Community Development Group and Foundation carry out the firm's corporate citizenship commitments through a program of loans, investments and grants. Based in New York City, where the majority of grants are awarded, the Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that concentrate on community development, education, and the arts.
Deutsche Bank works in partnership with local nonprofit organizations to provide distressed communities and disadvantaged individuals with opportunities for safe and affordable housing and economic advancement. The Foundation also seeks to enrich these communities by providing access to the arts, supporting local leaders, and strengthening local organizations. The Bank relies on the talents of its employees and the leadership of its management to leverage its financial commitments in addressing local needs.
Community Development: Grants from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation support neighborhood-based organizations that develop affordable housing, housing for the formerly homeless or those at risk of homelessness, support the creation of new businesses, generate employment opportunities and address critical service needs. The majority of grants awarded in this category are sourced through various Requests for Proposals made available to qualified organizations. Committed to building healthy and sustainable communities, Deutsche Bank works in partnership with outstanding citywide and national organizations to help community-based initiatives take root. http://www.community.db.com/htm/db_americas_foundation.html
Environmental Design Research Association
Environmental Design Research Association: offers several awards including Career Award, Achievement Award, Service Award, and EDRA/Places/Metropolis http://www.edra.org/
The Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship
The Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship creates partnerships between emerging architects and community-based organizations to direct the skills and passions of the architects in the service of low and moderate-income communities. http://www.rosefellowship.org/
The Fulbright Scholar Program
Fulbright Scholar Program: Programs that offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture or do research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. http://www.grahamfoundation.org/
The International Archive of Women in Architecture
The IAWA invites architects, scholars, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Milka Bliznakov through their research on women in architecture and related design fields. Their research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women's professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to its goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the built and designed environments, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements. http://spec.lib.vt.edu/IAWA/Bliznakov/Prize2008.html
The James Martson Fitch Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation, Inc., was established in 1988 to recognize the unique contribution of Dr. James Marston Fitch to the field of historic preservation in the United States. Its purpose is to advance the study and the practice of the preservation of the historic architectural heritage of the United States. The Foundation supports preservation through a research grant program as well as through such educational activities as publications, seminars, and lectures. The Foundation will award up to a $25,000 research grant to mid-career professionals who have an advanced or professional degree and at least ten years experience in historic preservation or related fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, and the decorative arts. Other, smaller grants, up to $10,000, are made at the discretion of the trustees. http://www.fitchfoundation.org/
Keystone Award by the American Architectural Foundation
The Keystone Award is an annual national award presented by the American Architectural Foundation honoring an individual or organization from outside the field of architecture for exemplary leadership that increases the value of architecture and design in our culture. The winner of the Keystone Award will reflect AAF’s vision of a society in which architecture enriches lives and transforms communities.
Landscape Architecture Foundation
Lists awards granted in landscape architecture for students and faculty, including the Rome Prize Fellowship. http://www.laprofession.org/Financial/Fellowships.HTM
The Lemelson Foundation and The National Collegiate Inverntors and Innovators Alliance
With support from The Lemelson Foundation, the NCIIA awards grants to its member institutions to support and strengthen invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship education. Includes sustainable vision grants.
The Lindbergh Award
The Lindbergh Award is given annually to individuals whose work over many years has made significant contributions toward the Lindbergh's concept of balancing technology and nature. In honor of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's vision of achieving balance between the technological advancements they helped pioneer, and the preservation of the human and natural environments they cherished, the Lindbergh Award is used as a means of acknowledging those whose work has made a significant contribution toward the concept of "balance." http://www.lindberghfoundation.org/awards-events/lindbergh-award.html
The Loeb Fellowship
The Loeb Fellowship – The Loeb Fellowship was established in 1970 through the generosity of the late John L. Loeb, Harvard College '24. Based at the Graduate School of Design, the program offers ten annual postprofessional awards for independent study at Harvard. Through the Fellowship, participants have access to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Design, the Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, and M.I.T. http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/professional/loeb_fellowship/
The Lyceum Fellowship
The Lyceum Fellowship – The Lyceum Fellowship was established in 1985 to advance the development of the next generation of talent by creating a vehicle for stimulating perceptive reasoning and inspiring creative thought in our field. Through a unique structure of design competition and prize winning travel grants it seeks to establish a dialogue through design among selected schools of architecture.
The MacDowell Colony
The MacDowell Colony – The MacDowell Colony was founded in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 1907. The Colony's mission today, as it was then, is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of the imagination. More than 250 writers, composers, visual artists, photographers, printmakers, filmmakers, architects, interdisciplinary artists, and those collaborating on creative works come to the Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad. Colonists receive room, board, and the exclusive use of a studio. In addition to ideal working conditions, artists-in-residence benefit from the experience of living in a community of exceptional artists.
The Moshe Safdie and Associates Research Fellowships
Moshe Safdie & Associates Research Fellowships – Now in its third year, this practice-oriented fellowship is based on the premise that design-centered research, addressing generic building types and carried out outside normal practice constraints, is crucial to developing fresh solutions that would influence professional practice. The fellows spend one year in residence at the Boston office of Moshe Safdie and Associates, where they are able to use the office as an open forum for discussion and development, have access to resources of the office and its network of specialist consultants, as well as receive administrative and research support.
The National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts recognizes design's ever-present role by funding activities across the design disciplines that encourage, preserve, and disseminate the best in American and global design.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. http://www.neh.gov/grants/index.html
The NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy and the NCARB Prize Grant programs focus on the relationship between education and practice. Both support excellence and innovation in applying concepts learned in the classroom to real-life projects. The NCARB Prize honors completed and ongoing studio classroom projects and the NCARB Prize Grant provides funding to create new initiatives. Click on the links below to learn more about both programs. http://www.ncarb.org/prize/
The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship
The Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship, sponsored by the American Architectural Foundation and The French Heritage Society as part of a commitment to stewardship of American and French heritage, is awarded to architects pursuing a career in historic preservation. The fellowship permits young architects from France and the United States to observe and practice the latest preservation technologies and techniques in each other’s countries. Inaugurated in 1990 as part of the organizations’ commitment to foster stewardship of architectural heritage, the recipients represent the best their countries have to offer in the field of historic preservation.
The six-month fellowship is named for Richard Morris Hunt, the first American architect to study at the École des Beaux-Arts and one of the most renowned 19th century American architects The six-month fellowship alternates each year between a French and an American architect and carries a stipend of $25,000. http://www.archfoundation.org/aaf/aaf/Programs.Fellowships.htm
The Rotch Travelling Studio
Rotch Travelling Studio : Faculty Grant Program : Foreign travel grant established to augment the architectural education of students of architecture at the highest level of scholarship within the studio format.
Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Rural Development announces the availability of money for many of its programs in the Federal Register, through a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA). Each NOFA lists the application deadlines, eligibility requirements and places where you can get more help in applying for program dollars. Includes housing and community development programs. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd/nofas/index.html
The Steedman Fellowship
The Steedman Fellowship, granted since 1925, is awarded biannually on the basis of an International Design Competition. The Competition is supported by an endowment given to the Washington University College of Architecture in honor of James Harrison Steedman. http://www.steedmancompetition.com/
The Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grants
Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grants: To encourage travel within North America and internationally in furtherance of the architectural education and professional development of the recipients
The Waterfront Center
The Waterfront Center, a non-profit educational organization, was formed in 1981 in the belief that waterfronts — where the land meets the ocean, bay, lake, river or canal — are unique, finite resources. The vital characteristic that separates waterfronts from other areas in a community is the relationship to water. The Waterfront Center Annual Awards Program is a juried competition to recognize:
• Top-quality urban waterfront projects • Comprehensive waterfront plans
• Outstanding citizen efforts
• Student Waterfront Work
The Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship
The Wolfsonian–FIU Fellowship program promotes scholarly research on The Wolfsonian’s collections. Since its inception in 1995, the program has supported projects from a wide range of academic fields. Proposals on any theme in the humanities that can be supported by the museum’s collections are welcome.
Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at The Wolfsonian, generally for periods of three to five weeks. Fellowships include a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. The timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees. As a rule, The Wolfsonian prefers to host fellows from September through June. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. http://www.wolfsonian.fiu.edu/education/research/index.html
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