USC Stevens Technology Advancement Grants

Deadline: February 4, 2022 5:00 pm

Source: USC Stevens Center for Innovation

Description: Technology Advancement Grants (TAGs) support technologies invented at USC through validation or proof-of-concept development. The awards add value to unlicensed USC owned technology, aiming to increase the probability of obtaining a license in the future. These awards are not intended to fund basic research or app development. TAGs have a competitive two-step application process comprising an initial review by USC Stevens’ staff and an external advisory board, and a final review and recommendation by a second external advisory board of industry experts. The final presentations will be held via Zoom. It is anticipated that part of the award may be spent on outside organizations that will work with the principal investigator and USC Stevens to further develop the technology. Areas of Interest: Innovations created at USC in any discipline that demonstrate strong potential for commercialization and taken to the next level through additional investment on the scale of $100,000 or less. TAG prioritizes projects that are not eligible for and which have not received funding from other USC technology advancement programs.

Award: Up to $100,000 for a project duration of no more than one year. USC Stevens has a budget of $300,000 available to fund up to 6 projects in 2022.

Eligibility: The application must be based on existing Intellectual Property (IP) developed at USC with the rights assigned to USC. The IP cannot be licensed, optioned, or subject to any third-party rights at any time during the application or review process. The principal investigator must be a USC employee eligible to serve as principal investigator, other than a term employee or visiting employee. See call for full eligibility details.

Deadline: LOI: 5 pm, Feb. 4, 2022

I-Park Multi-Disciplinary Residency Program

Deadline: January 17, 2022 12:00 am

Source: I-Park Foundation

Description: I-Park supports residencies in the following creative disciplines: music composition/sound art, visual arts, moving image/new media, creative writing, architecture, and landscape/garden/ecological design. 2022 residencies are offered from June through October. Each multidisciplinary session consists of 6-7 artists, all of whom arrive and depart at the same time, ensuring a deeply shared experience. The residence is self-directed; I-Park welcomes ambitious installation projects on the I-Park grounds, and there is a small budget for materials, equipment, and labor for approved projects. See website for more info.

Award: 4-week residency; residents are provided with a private bedroom, private studio, and chef-prepared dinners five nights a week.

Eligibility: Open to artists over 21. International applicants welcome. 

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2022

Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

Deadline: August 30, 2023 12:00 am

Source: Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Description: Program will award small, early-stage grants to promote growth of new connections between scholars, practitioners, educators, and/or communicators working to understand, communicate, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on human health. Topics of interest include linking basic/early biomedical science to climate-focused thinking; sustainability in healthcare systems, healthcare delivery outside institutions, and biomedical research; health impacts and health systems impacts of extreme weather events and other crises; and outreach, communication, and education around climate and human health. The fund is interested in activities that build connections between basic/early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic, and planetary-scale thinking, and population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health demography, economics, and urban planning. Also of interest is work to launch new approaches or interactions toward reducing the impact of health-centered activities, for example, developing more sustainable systems for health care, care delivery, and biomedical research systems. Another area of interest is preparing for the impacts of extreme weather and other crises that can drive large scale disruptions that will immediately impact human health and delivery of health care. Public outreach, climate communication, and education efforts focused on the intersection of climate and health are also appropriate for this call. 

Award: $2500-$50,000

Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by nonprofit organizations or degree granting institutions in the United States or Canada. Applicant organizations may submit multiple proposals, but an individual may only serve as a principal investigator/project director on one application during each review period.

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 30, 2023.

2022 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers

Deadline: February 13, 2022 8:59 pm

Source: Architectural League of New York

Description: Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The 2022 theme is “Grounding.” Searching for grounding is a sticky, precarious, and stubborn pursuit of our time. In an unpredictable and hybrid world, more focus is needed on how architecture can respond to this condition and how young architects can situate themselves within it. See website for more info.

Award: The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition in June 2022. These events will be either in-person, online, or hybrid, depending on local and national health guidelines this spring. Winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000. 

Eligibility: Open only to current, full-time residents (who need not be citizens) of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Entrants must be ten years or less out of a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Current students are ineligible. Entrants may submit individually or as a group.  Entrants must submit work done independently; no work done as an employee of a firm, where the entrant is not a principal or partner, is eligible for submission. No student work completed for any academic program or degree is eligible for submission. Educators may not include work done in their studios or for their teaching. Past League Prize winners are ineligible. See website for full eligibility details.

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, Feb. 13, 2022

Venetian Research Program

Deadline: December 15, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Description: The Foundation awards travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including, but not limited to, archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater. Other relevant research interests will be considered. Applicants and grantees are advised to plan for the added difficulties surrounding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. See website for more info.

Award: Applications will be entertained for grants up to a maximum of $20,000 for two academic years. Grants for the maximum amount are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Award amounts are based on length of stay, plus travel and research costs.

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent. Ph.D. students must have completed all course work at the time of application.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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