Building Science Competition External

EAS-E Home Electrification Prize

Deadline: March 8, 2023 12:00 pm

Source: U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office

Description: The goal of the EAS-E Prize is to support a suite of design solutions, tools, and/or technology innovations that make electrification more affordable and accessible in existing U.S. homes. The Prize consists of two phases: Phase 1 – Concept Paper (presenting proposed solutions); and Phase 2 – Demonstration (winning competitors from Phase 1 will demonstrate functional prototype solutions). See website for full details.

Award: Phase 1 winners receive $5,000 each and will be eligible to compete in Phase 2. Additionally, Phase 1 winners each receive a $75k voucher to work with DOE national laboratories and/or qualifying “connectors” from the American-Made Network. Up to three prizes will be awarded under Phase 2, with a top prize of $1 million.

Eligibility: Open to individuals; private entities (for-profits & nonprofits); nonfederal government entities such as states, counties, tribes, and municipalities; and academic institutions.

Deadline: Phase 1 submissions due 12 pm PST, March 8, 2023.

All Disciplines External Residency

Martin House Creative Residency Program

Deadline: March 31, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Martin House

Description: The Martin House Creative Residency Program is a newly established project-based residency that provides creative individuals a designated time and space to develop new works of the imagination inspired by one of the great examples of 20th century architecture. Applications are accepted in two categories: Artists (supporting the development and presentation of creative works); and Researchers (providing opportunities for writers, researchers, scholars, critics, and cultural theorists to publish texts or produce projects in various fields, specifically as they related to Frank Lloyd Wright and the Martin House). Subjects of inquiry may relate to architecture, art, art history, landscape, building and design, social history, state and local history, issues of gender, race and class, modernism, urbanism, housing and gentrification, for example. 

Award: 2-4 week residency; $5,000 stipend; travel expenses up to $1,000 will be provided to residents from outside the Buffalo-Niagara region; residents will have access to Martin House collections and other local research resources.

Eligibility: Individuals in all stages of their creative practice may submit proposals from the following arts and humanities disciplines, including but not limited to architecture, design, historic preservation, literature, music, dance, theater, film, and related areas of exploration

Deadline: Applications accepted Feb. 1 – March 31, 2023.

All Disciplines External Grant

ACS Forum Grants

Deadline: April 1, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum (ACSF); Lindsay Jones Memorial Research Fund (LJMRF)

Description: The LJMRF supports research on the meaning and significance of the built environment and is intended as seed funding to support long-term scholarly agendas. Applicants and proposals from a range of built environment disciplines (e.g. architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, interior design, environmental psychology, material culture, etc.) are encouraged. Project proposals should identify one of the four principal areas of the fund: scholarly research, practice, service, or teaching. Successful applications might propose projects in a range of venues and media including, but not limited to scholarly writing, film or other broadcast media, built works or projects, community engagement programs, or educational innovation.

Award: $2,000-5,000; funds may not be used for overhead or operating costs, academic coursework or tuition, or attending the ACSF symposium for presenting final results.

Eligibility: Open to individuals from anywhere in the world.

Deadline: Applications accepted Feb. 1 – April 1.

Architecture Building Science External Grant

GFO-22-305 – Advanced Prefabricated Zero Carbon Homes

Deadline: March 17, 2023 11:59 pm

Source: California Energy Commission

Description: The intent of this solicitation is to develop, test and demonstrate zero-carbon or near-zero-carbon (collectively “ZC”), cost-effective, modular and manufactured homes (collectively “prefabricated homes”) that can be readily deployed, particularly in under-resourced communities including California Native American Tribes. Projects must fall into one of the following project groups: Group 1 (Develop, test and demonstrate innovative manufactured homes); and Group 2 (Develop, test and demonstrate innovative modular homes). See website for full details.

Award: $7.5M available per group; minimum award: $2M. No match required.

Eligibility: Open to all public and private entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities. Specific terms and conditions apply to projects and use of funding. See website for more info.

Deadline: 11:59 pm, March 17, 2023

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