Architectural Record is awarding two traveling fellowships to architecture students and young professionals to commemorate the magazine’s 125th anniversary.
The purpose of the fellowship is to engage with significant architecture and/or urbanism outside the United States—to pursue greater general knowledge of design or to study closely, for example, a single typology, historic period, or place/region.
The fellowship competition is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in or graduates of an accredited U.S. architecture program.
One fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who will have completed a B.Arch. degree, or at least the first year of an M.Arch. program, by the summer of 2017.
One fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has graduated with a B.Arch. or M.Arch. within the last five years (since 2012).
There is no cost to enter.
All candidates should submit the following:
1. A statement of purpose (no more than 500 words), describing where you would travel, what the focus of your study would be, and how the travel would advance your plans for practicing architecture or working in an allied field.
2. An itinerary and the proposed length of travel.
3. Two letters of recommendation (in two separate PDFs), including at least one from a professor or teacher. The other can be from a professional or mentor who knows your work and promise. Do not submit a letter from a relative.
4. An example of an exemplary project on which you have worked, limited to a description of no more than 250 words and five full-page images (all contained in one single PDF). If the work was completed as part of a team, describe your role and the size of the team.
5. Proof of enrollment in, or graduation from, an accredited B.Arch. of M.Arch. program (in one single PDF).
Please limit the file size of each PDF to 10 MB.
The Fellowship includes a stipend of $7,500 to cover travel expenses. Travel must be completed by September 1, 2018, and a 1,500-word article or report of the study must be submitted to Architectural Record for possible, but not promised, publication within 60 days of return. With the advance consent of RECORD's editor-in-chief, the post-travel project could be partly written but also include a short video or photographic presentation. $6,500 will be paid shortly after awarding of the fellowship; the $1,000 balance will be paid upon receipt of the final project.
Submission deadline is March 15th.
Winners will be notified by April 20th.