All Disciplines Grant USC

Arts in Action Grants

Deadline: October 3, 2022 5:00 pm

Source: USC Visions and Voices

Description: Arts in Action provides funding for projects that connect USC faculty and students with LA community partners and use the arts to promote positive social change. Arts in Action builds on and extends USC’s historic commitment to addressing some of society’s most intractable problems. Arts in Action projects incorporate a range of arts-based practices designed to identify and tackle systemic forms of oppression connected to, for example, homelessness, mass incarceration, the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, gender oppression, sustainability and climate justice, educational inequity, xenophobia, and multiple forms of violence and hate. Arts in Action projects are often participant-driven, blurring the lines between “artist” and “audience.” The program prioritizes artwork that grows from a shared process and where the collaborative act of creating the work is core to the project’s impact and value. USC faculty and students working with community partners are invited to submit preliminary proposals for Arts in Action 2023 for projects beginning no earlier than February 1, 2023. These grants will support community-based projects that address social issues, bring people together, facilitate dialogue, and create spaces to imagine and design future change.

Award: Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $28,000.

Eligibility: Eligible disciplines include the visual arts and design, dramatic arts, cinematic and media arts, music, dance, and architecture. Projects involving multiple art forms are welcome and encouraged. Proposals that include at least one faculty member from one of USC’s six arts schools are encouraged and will be prioritized. Teams comprised of faculty/students from multiple USC schools are encouraged. Projects that centrally involve students are strongly encouraged. Project outputs should include at least one free public-sharing event, and projects should include at least one community partnership. Please see RFP for full guidelines.

Deadline: 5 pm, Oct. 3, 2022

Architecture Competition External

2023 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers

Deadline: February 15, 2023 8:59 pm

Source: Architectural League of New York

Description: Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the 2023 Architectural League Prize competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The 2023 theme is “Uncomfortable.” Entrants are asked to examine the Uncomfortable and demonstrate how they find comfort within the unconventional, discover opportunity within crisis, and use the Uncomfortable as a design tool.

Award: The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition in June 2023. Winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000.

Eligibility: Open to current full-time residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Entrants must be 10 year or less out of a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Current students are ineligible. Entrants may submit individually or as a group. See website for full eligibility details. 

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, Wed. Feb. 15, 2023

Architecture External Grant

Arnold Brunner Grant

Deadline: February 3, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Center for Architecture

Description: This grant furthers advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation.

Award: Single or multiple awards of up to $15,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field. They must have received their first professional degree at least five years prior to the date of application.

Deadline: Feb. 3, 2023

Architecture Building Science Grant Landscape Architecture Urbanism USC

President’s Sustainability Research Award

Deadline: January 16, 2023 5:00 pm

Source: USC

Description: The President’s Sustainability Research Award will provide seed funding to enable researchers to submit highly competitive applications for federal funding, including large center and related programs, early career awards, and individual research projects. The goal of using these funds is to maximize the probability of obtaining federal research support for the proposed effort. This is a one-time solicitation. While this program may be repeated, currently there are no plans to do so. Topics include: Human Health & Well-Being; Infrastructure and Built Environment; Natural Environment/Ecosystem Services; Communications, Policy & Institutions; and Risk Analysis & Economic Impacts.

Award: There are two types of aware under this program: Large research awards: $1,000,000 in funding is available to fund 2-3 awards. Small research awards: $250,000 is available to fund 5-7 awards.

Eligibility: PIs/Co-PIs must be permanent, full-time faculty at USC. Tenure Track and non-tenure track faculty are eligible; visits and adjunct faculty are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: 5 pm PST, Jan. 16, 2023

All Disciplines External Grant

2022 CTBUH International Research Seed Funding

Deadline: January 15, 2023 10:00 am

Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Description: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is accepting proposals for its 2022 International Research Seed Funding. The goal of the seed funding is to assist talented researchers in developing projects/ideas to a level that would secure additional, more significant, funding—in conjunction with the CTBUH. Research proposals should relate to the tall building typology/urban habitat, but are open to any topic/discipline, including but not limited to: architecture, construction, energy issues, energy harvesting, environmental engineering, facades, financial & cost issues, fire & life safety, geotechnics, humanities, infrastructure, interiors, maintenance & cleaning, materials, MEP engineering, policy making, resource management, seismic design, social aspects, structural engineering, systems development, urban planning, vertical transportation, wind engineering, etc. The proposals should have the potential to improve tall buildings and cities from a wide perspective. See website for more info.

Award: $15,000

Eligibility: Applicants may be individuals or teams, however applicants must be representing public or private institutions that can effectively carry out rigorous research. Each person can submit only one research proposal. See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: 12 pm CT, Jan. 15, 2023

External Grant Landscape Architecture

David R. Coffin Publication Grant

Deadline: January 1, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Center for Cultural Landscapes

Description: Awarded to an author or publisher of a book-in-progress on a landscape subject. There are no restrictions with regard to period, topic, or author’s nationality. Book must be based on original research and break new ground in method or interpretation. The purpose of this prize is to reward contributors to the intellectual vitality of garden history and landscape studies. 

Award: Unspecified

Eligibility: Authors, publishers, and translators eligible to apply. Authors/translators must have signed contract w/publisher.

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023

Award External Landscape Architecture

John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize

Deadline: January 1, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Center for Cultural Landscapes

Description: Awarded to the author of a book published within the past three years on a subject pertaining to landscape studies. There are no restrictions with regard to period, topic, or author’s nationality. Only books based on original research and those that break new ground in method or interpretation will be considered. The purpose of this prize is to reward contributors to the intellectual vitality of garden history and landscape studies. The jury considers each submission on the basis of its success in expanding the field to new areas or increasing knowledge within an existing branch of the discipline. It seeks to support authors with an ability to write for a general readership as well as for a scholarly audience.

Eligibility: Books published on a landscape-related subject during a three-year period ending in the current calendar year are eligible for consideration

Deadline: Jan. 1, 2023

Building Science External Grant

GFO-22-501 – Advancing Window Retrofits and Reducing Fireplace Air Leaks to Improve Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

Deadline: December 9, 2022 11:59 pm

Source: California Energy Commission

Description: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund energy efficiency research to advance high-performance windows in existing commercial buildings and reduce air and energy leakage in existing residential wood-burning and gas fireplaces.  Addressing envelope retrofits in existing buildings to improve energy efficiency results in greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and is necessary to help California meet its decarbonization goals. The goal of this solicitation is to reduce GHG emissions by reducing energy use for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). The solicitation has two funding groups: Group 1 – High-Performance Window Retrofits for Commercial Buildings; and Group 2 – Strategies to Reduce Fireplace Air Leaks in Residential Buildings. 

Award: Group 1: $1.2M – 2.4M; Group 2: $200,000 – $238,222.

Eligibility: Solicitation is open to all public and private entities. See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: 11:59 pm PST, Dec. 9, 2022

External Grant Landscape Architecture

Deb Mitchell Research Grant

Deadline: December 1, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Landscape Architecture Foundation

Description: The LAF Research Grant in honor of Deb Mitchell supports research projects that are relevant and impactful for the professional practice of landscape architecture. One grant will be awarded to support a research project that can be completed in a 12-18 month period that begins in summer or fall of 2023. The research must generate knowledge and insights relevant to the practice of design in order to increase landscape architecture’s capacity and impact.

Award: $25,000 

Eligibility: PI must be trained as a landscape architect and currently engaged in the field of landscape architecture as a researcher, educator, professional practitioner, or in some other capacity.

Deadline: Pre-proposals due Dec. 1, 2022; shortlisted candidates submit full proposal by March 1, 2023

Architecture Building Science Competition External Landscape Architecture Urbanism

2022 SOM Foundation Research Prize

Deadline: December 5, 2022 3:00 pm

Source: SOM Foundation

Description: Intended to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research that addresses the critical issues of our time. Each year, two prizes are awarded to faculty-led interdisciplinary teams based in the United States to conduct original research that contributes to the SOM Foundation’s current topic. This year’s topic is a prompt to investigate the impact that air has in our world, from the unequal way pollution affects communities to the way it shapes spatial conditions and material innovations. How can air be considered while exploring new architectural environments, structural solutions, ecological strategies, and urban policies? See website for more info.

Award: $40,000 (two prizes awarded)

Eligibility: Open to faculty currently teaching at a professionally accredited bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD program in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, urban design, or engineering in the United States. The research must be developed in a studio and/or seminar within the academic institution. The lead faculty member(s) will be expected to work in a collaborative manner with faculty from other disciplines, leading professionals, nonprofit organizations, and/or community representatives in addition to students enrolled in the studio and/or seminar. Collaborator(s) can be based worldwide. SOM Foundation affiliated members and SOM employees should not be included as part of the proposals. Faculty from previously awarded proposals are not eligible. 

Deadline: 5 pm CST, Dec. 5, 2022

All Disciplines External Grant

NEH Public Scholars

Deadline: November 30, 2022 12:00 am

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.  

Award: $5,000 per month for 6-12 months

Eligibility: Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022