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

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

Architecture Competition External

2023 Forge Prize

Deadline: November 30, 2022 12:00 am

Source: The American Institute of Steel Construction

Description: This competition, established by The American Institute of Steel Construction in 2018, recognizes visionary emerging architects for designs that embrace steel as a primary structural component and capitalize on steel’s ability to increase a project’s speed. See website for more info.

Award: Three finalists will each win $5,000 and work with a steel fabricator before presenting their ideas to the judges–streamed live on YouTube. The winner will receive the $10,000 grand prize and an invitation to present at the Architecture in Steel conference, April 12-14, 2023 in Charlotte, NC.

Eligibility: Open to designers based in the U.S. who are either still obtaining licensure or have been licensed for less than ten years.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022

Architecture Design Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture Urbanism USC

ASHSS Research & Creative Project Grants

Deadline: January 6, 2023 5:00 pm

Source: USC Office of the Provost

Description: The ASHSS research and creative project grants program promotes the development of innovative and influential scholarly and creative output in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences. A faculty member may submit a proposal for an individual research or creative project. Projects in which the applicant’s own scholarly works are secondary, such as conferences or edited volumes, are less likely to be supported.

Award: Up to $25,000.

Eligibility: All USC full-time faculty – tenured, tenure-track, and RTPC – are eligible to apply. Visiting faculty are ineligible. Preference will be given to faculty newly promoted to associate or full professor. Recipients of any ASHSS award or Zumberge award in 2019-2020 or later are ineligible for this year’s competition.

Deadline: Jan. 6, 2023

Architecture Design External Fellowship Grant Landscape Architecture

Center for Craft Teaching Artist Cohort

Deadline: November 30, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: Twenty-one mid-career craft artists will receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000 and participate in an 8-month cohort experience where they will be guided through training that encourages and sustains a generative practice a both artists and educators. Recipients will participate in creating a Teaching Artist Resource Kit to be completed by the culmination of the grant period’s end. A leading component of the Teaching Artist Cohort is to support a diverse cohort of mid-career artists with varying practices and career aspirations. Ideally, awards will be given to a dynamic group of craft artists whose practice includes working as teaching artists in schools, non-tenured educators, adjunct instructors, visiting artists, museum educators, and community and workshop instructors. 

Award: $10,000 grant and eight-month cohort experience

Eligibility: Proposals welcome from mid-career craft artists who teach. For the purposes of this grant, the Center for Craft defines a teaching artist as a practicing craft artist and/or maker who utilizes their skillsets and sensibilities to integrate their work and perspectives into a wide range of settings. Applicants must be 21 or older; eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.; residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years and the duration of the fellowship; and have a continued full time studio practice for a minimum of five years and work as a teaching artist for a minimum of three years. Applicants cannot be tenured or tenure track faculty. See website for more info.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022

Architecture Design External Fellowship Grant Landscape Architecture

2023 Craft Research Fund Fellowship

Deadline: October 21, 2022 12:00 am

Source: Center for Craft

Description: The Craft Research Fund—Artist Fellowship is one of four categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in United States. Awards of $10,000 will be granted to five artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge through craft practice. The Center, and by extension this grant, recognizes craft to be a particular approach to making with a strong connection to materials, skill, and process. Examples of craft research might include: archive- and museum-based research; material innovations/experimentation; process-oriented research/innovation; historical research; collaborations amongst artists and/or other disciplines and/or institutions; or projects that have the potential to transform questions that are being asked in an academic context. See website for more info.

Award: $10,000.00

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome from mid-career artists, artisans, designers, makers, sculptures, and so on, who identify their practice within the field of craft. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older; eligible to receive taxable income in the U.S.; and residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years and for the duration of the fellowship period. Applicants cannot be an institution or small business; a full-time student; or a previously awarded Craft Research Fund – Artist Fellow. See website for full eligibility details. 

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2022

Architecture Award External History / Theory

2024 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize

Deadline: December 1, 2022 11:59 pm

Source: International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) Center, Virginia Tech

Description: With important contributions made by women at large architecture firms fundamentally unknown, research that documents this information is urgent. This year, the IAWA Center calls for proposals for the 2024 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize of $5000 through a two-stage process. The final prize will recognize the best published or publication-ready manuscript that researches a woman or women that made significant contributions to the field through their work practicing at large firms anywhere in the world in the second half of the 20th century. To initiate the 2024 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize, The IAWA invites proposals from professionals and scholars for a project that will result in publication-ready articles, chapters, books, manuscripts, dissertations, or exhibition catalogs or work-in-progress presentations that recognize women’s contributions in architecture as framed above. See website for more info.

Award: The first stage of the two-stage process will conclude with the selection of up to five projects. Each of the five selected will receive an award of $500 and advance to the second stage. Final award is $5,000. 

Deadline: 1st stage submissions due Dec. 1, 2022; 2nd stage submissions due Dec. 1, 2023.