Architecture Building Science Design External Grant Landscape Architecture

LACMA Art + Technology Grant Program

Deadline: February 25, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Description: The Art + Technology Lab supports projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies and ideas related to technology and culture. The program offers artists and artist collectives financial and in-kind support for new projects, with the help of expert partners from the fields of science, technology, and engineering. While there is a preference for projects that explore emerging technology, prior technological experience or knowledge is not required. Artists who have not used advanced technology in their practice are encouraged to consider how technology applications might build upon and expand the trajectory of their work. Recipients need not be located in or near Los Angeles. The Lab welcomes proposals for projects that are presented outside of the bounds of the museum campus, including conceptual projects and projects that unfold in virtual, online, extraterrestrial locations. See RFP for more info.

Award: Grants may provide financial support of up to $50,000 per project to cover artist fees and direct costs, including materials. Recipients may also receive in-kind support, such as mentorship, coaching, advice, and exposure to technologies in development at partner organizations, including Hyundai, Snap Inc., YouTube Learning, and SpaceX as well as independent artists and academics working in art and technology from the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Eligibility: Open to individuals and collectives located anywhere in the world. 

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2021

Architecture Competition External Grant

Wheelwright Prize

Deadline: January 30, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Harvard GSD

Description: Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize is an international competition for early-career architects. Winners receive a $100,000 (USD) fellowship to foster intensive, innovative architectural research that is informed by cross-cultural engagement and can make a significant impact on architectural discourse. The winner of the Wheelwright Prize is expected to commence his/her research project within 12 months of winning the prize, and to complete it within two years of commencing research. Winners based in the United States are expected to undertake some amount of research outside the country. Winners are not required to submit a report, but they will be invited to participate in programs at Harvard GSD (lecture series, publications, exhibitions).

Award: $100,000; the Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.

Eligibility: Open to early-career architects based anywhere in the world. Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (For the 2022 cycle: Graduates prior to January 2007 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between January 2007 and January 2022. Applicants need not be registered or licensed. Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently. The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered. For winners based in the United States, some amount of research must be undertaken outside the country.

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2022

Architecture Design External Fellowship History / Theory

The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program

Deadline: January 14, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Crystal Bridges Museum of Art

Description: The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program encourages and supports full-time interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. Scholars may be focused on architecture, craft, material culture, performance art, and new media. They welcome applications from scholars approaching US art transregionally and looking at the broader geographical context of the Americas, especially including Latinx and Indigenous art. Applications will be evaluated on the originality and quality of the proposed research project and its contribution to a more equitable and inclusive history of American art. See website for more info.

Award: Fellowships are residential and support full-time writing and research for terms that range from six weeks to nine months. Tyson Scholars have access to the art and library collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library and archives at the University of Arkansas. Stipends vary depending on the duration of residency, position as senior scholar, post-doctoral scholar or pre-doctoral scholar, and range from $17,000 to $34,000 per semester, plus provided housing. The residency includes $1,500 for relocation, and additional research funds upon application. Scholars are provided workspace in the curatorial wing of the Crystal Bridges Library.

Eligibility: PhD candidates (or equivalent), post-doctoral researchers, and senior scholars from any field who are researching American art are invited to apply.

Deadline: Jan. 14, 2022

All Disciplines External Grant

NEH Public Scholars

Deadline: December 15, 2021 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: Dec. 15, 2021

External Grant Heritage Conservation

Telling the Full History Preservation Fund

Deadline: December 15, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation

Description: Telling the Full History Preservation Fund is a one-time grant program to interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities across states and territories of the United States. This program will provide financial support to eligible organizations to preserve and interpret historic places across the nation that illuminate narratives of underrepresented groups of people. Underrepresented groups include, but are not limited to, women, immigrants, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ communities. This program has two overarching goals: (1) to support the core activities of humanities-based organizations as they recover from the pandemic and (2) to support organizations or projects that use historic places as catalysts for a more just and equitable society. Grants will be awarded in four categories: Research, planning, and implementation of public interpretive programs that utilize diverse historic places to tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples; Research and documentation to enable local, state, and federal landmark designations to recognize historic places of importance to underrepresented communities; Architectural design and planning to advance preservation and activation of historic buildings and landscapes that tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples; and Implementation of training workshops to support underrepresented groups in preserving and/or interpreting historic places that tell the full history of the United States and Indigenous peoples. See website for more info.

Award: Grants from this program will be awarded at the $25,000 and $50,000 levels.  Along with grant funding, National Trust staff will provide technical assistance to grantees. 60-80 awards anticipated.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a humanities-based organization, program, or agency or must have the humanities as a major focus of work. Historic preservation is considered humanities-based work. Additionally, applicants must be one of the following: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; accredited public or 501(c)(3) college or university; state/local governmental agency; or federally recognized Native American tribal government. See website for full eligibility info. 

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Dec. 15, 2021

Architecture External Grant

Arnold W. Brunner Grant

Deadline: February 1, 2022 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. 1, 2022

Architecture External Fellowship Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture Urbanism

Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius Library for Research on Urban Architecture

Deadline: January 15, 2022 12:00 am

Source: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Description: The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present. Fields of study include Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes, etc.) and other appropriate resources of the School.

Award: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board and waiver of School fees. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Gennadius Library during the tenure of the appointment from early September to late May. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. holders within five years of receiving the degree. Open to all nationalities.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2022

All Disciplines External Fellowship

JAE Fellows

Deadline: December 20, 2021 12:00 am

Source: JAE/ACSA

Description: The JAE and ACSA recognize the critical need to support the scholarship of architectural educators and researchers who face and continue to encounter systemic and structural obstacles, including racism, within academia and beyond. As a step toward this commitment, they have established one-year Fellowships and online publication commitments for cohorts of two to four architectural educators, designers, and researchers per year who self-identify as Black, Native/Indigenous, and/or as members of groups that are and have been historically and systemically marginalized and excluded, and whose academic labor is precarious, including adjunct, lecturer, and other non-tenure track faculty. Proposals may be made by individuals or as part of a collective and will be selected for advancement by the JAE Fellows Advocates, an international network of renowned architectural educators. See website for more info.

Award: Each fellowship includes a one-time award of $5,000 and an individually tailored commitment of mentorship and advocacy from the JAE Fellows Advocates. Awardees and Advocates will commit to established meetings throughout the duration of Fellowship. JAE Fellows’ work will be published at the end of the Fellowship period on JAE’s website and additional programming is planned—as desired by each Fellow—to highlight their work, including webinars, interviews, online conversations, and other events to engage a broader public and to open an expansive discourse on the future of disciplinary scholarship and publication.

Eligibility: Applications open to architectural educators anywhere in the world. 

Deadline: Dec. 20, 2021

All Disciplines External Grant

SSRC/NEH Sustaining Humanities Infrastructure Program (SHIP)

Deadline: December 7, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Social Science Research Council (SSRC); National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Description: The Social Science Research Council, with the support of NEH, invites applications from colleges, universities, and nonprofit humanities research or educational organizations (with 501(c)(3) status) located in the United States to support staffing, programming, and operations in order to—in keeping with Congress’s intention—restore, sustain, and recover from the coronavirus. Applicants should be prepared to discuss the essential role the humanities play in their organization, the impact the pandemic has had on their work, and the ways in which funding support would provide relief, sustain essential activities in response to the pandemic, or help their organization recover. 

Award: Applicants may request no more than $100,000 in support for a performance period of no more than one year (12 months). Projects may begin as early as April 1, 2022 and must begin no later than June 1, 2022. Projects must conclude no later than May 31, 2023. 

Eligibility: Eligible institutions include: accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education and US nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. If an American organization located overseas receives an award, funding cannot be used to support non-US citizens. Foreign and for-profit entities are not eligible as subrecipients. Organizations must have a record of achievement in the humanities and the proposed projects may not engage in activities outside the humanities (e.g., the creation or performance of art).  See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2021

All Disciplines External Residency

Bernheim Environmental Artist in Residence Program

Deadline: December 15, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Description: This program encourages visual and performing artists to examine environmental issues and severity of the climate crisis to promote dialogue and positive change for the natural environment and world at large. Artists are invited to address environmental themes including (but not limited to) excess heat, drought, flooding, extreme weather events, food insecurity, displacement, environmental justice and the loss of biodiversity. See website for more info.

Award: Six-week to two-month residency; $2500 stipend. In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will gift an artwork, temporary installation or project addressing climate change as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence.  

Eligibility: Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Applicants must be professional visual artists. Students in undergrad studies may not apply.

Deadline: 11:59 pm PST, Dec. 15, 2021