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

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.

Architecture Award Design External Landscape Architecture

Foundwork Artist Prize

Deadline: September 26, 2022 5:00 pm

Source: Foundwork

Description: An annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists working in any media.

Award: Unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with jurors

Eligibility: Open to artists working in any media and residing anywhere in the world with limited exceptions.

Deadline: Applicant must register and maintain a published artist profile on Foundwork throughout the selection period: 5 pm PT, Sept. 26 – 5 pm PT, Dec. 31, 2022. See website for more info.

All Disciplines Award External

The Alice Award

Deadline: April 1, 2022 12:00 am

Source: J. M. Kaplan Fund

Description: Given annually to a richly illustrated book that makes a valuable contribution to its field and demonstrates high standards of production. The award is intended to buttress the kind of slow reading movement that recognizes and cherishes the lasting values of the well-made illustrated book, and the special sense of intimacy it affords. Fields considered include the fine arts and the natural and built environments and related public issues.

Award: $25,000; Books selected by the award jury for the Alice Short List each received $5,000.

Eligibility: The organization submitting the book must be a 501(c)3 and have acted as a partner in the book’s production. Organizations may submit up to two books annually.  Books published in the calendar year prior and up to the submission deadline will be considered. Any book previously given a Furthermore grant will be automatically considered for the Alice award. 

Deadline: April 1, 2022

All Disciplines Award External Grant

Abbey Mural Prize

Deadline: April 24, 2022 12:00 am

Source: National Academy of Design

Description: The Abbey Mural Prize awards grants to support the creation and restoration of public murals in the U.S. Through the Abbey Mural Fund, the National Academy of Design has supported dozens of individuals and organizations across the U.S. who are building on a tradition of public murals as instruments of social activism, neighborhood revitalization, and community engagement. The Prize aims to broaden support and recognition of the vital role that murals play in making public space more open and accessible. Grants are awarded to create or restore public murals, especially those that promote accessibility, serve local audiences, and inspire community dialogue. While murals are conventionally defined as paintings or mosaics on a wall, the prize welcomes proposals that broaden the definition of what murals can be. 

Award: Grants typically range from $10,000 to $40,000 USD in minimally restricted support for the production and installation of mural(s) on and within public buildings and on buildings owned by charitable institutions.

Eligibility: Applications are open to all artists, architects, designers, as well as arts and community-based organizations and other nonprofits, with project leads eighteen years of age or older. Project proposals must be for sites located within the United States, Tribal Nations, and U.S. territories including American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Projects must be for public buildings or buildings owned by a charitable institution.

Deadline: April 24, 2022

All Disciplines Award USC

Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: USC Associates

Description: The USC Associates Awards are the highest honors the university can bestow on its members for their distinguished achievements. Faculty from all schools and academic units are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues with exceptional records of creativity in research for the USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship. Creativity in research may stem from a single brilliant idea or from a significant body of work that forms a coherent whole, and may have significant impact on a field of scholarship, at the interface of disciplines, or create viable new areas of scholarly activity.

Award: Two awards of $3,500 each will be presented at the Academic Honors Convocation in April, 2022.

Eligibility: Nominees must be full professors who have been at USC for a minimum of five years. Tenure track and nontenure track (NTT) full research professors are eligible. 

Deadline: 5 pm, Nov. 1, 2021

Architecture Award Building Science Design External Grant Heritage Conservation Landscape Architecture Urbanism

SOM Research Prize

Deadline: November 8, 2021 9:59 pm

Source: SOM Foundation

Description: SOM Foundation introduced the Research Prize to cultivate new ideas and meaningful research that addresses the critical issues of our time. Two $40,000 prizes will be awarded to faculty-led interdisciplinary teams based in the United States to conduct original research that contributes to the SOM Foundation’s current topic: Envisioning Responsible Relationships with Materiality. This year’s topic seeks to explore materiality from the micro- to the macroscale, bringing together designers and researchers from multiple disciplines in order to envision sustainable, responsible, and ethical relationships with materials and the communities that they come from. See website for more info.

Award: $40,000 

Eligibility: Open to faculty currently teaching at a professionally accredited bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or PhD program in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban design in the United States. The research must be developed in an academic studio or other research structure 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. 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: 11:59 pm CST, Nov. 8, 2021

All Disciplines Architecture Award External Grant Heritage Conservation

Richard L. Blinder Award

Deadline: November 10, 2021 8:00 pm

Source: The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Description: The Richard L. Blinder Award will be presented biennially to an architect or other professional in a related historic preservation field for a proposal exploring architecture and preservation. The proposal may focus on a real project or it may be a polemical exercise; in either case, originality is highly valued. The proposal must advance architectural preservation in the United States. The product can be graphic, text-based or a combination of both and must be able to be shared with the architecture and preservation community. See website for more info.

Award: Up to $15,000

Eligibility: Grants are awarded only to individuals, not organizations or university-sponsored research projects. Grants are not awarded for professional fees. The applicant must be an architect or in a related field, such as historic preservation, landscape architecture, architectural conservation, urban design, environmental planning, archaeology, architectural history, the decorative arts, advocacy, and preservation law. Applicants must be legal residents or citizens of the United States.

Deadline: 11 pm EST, Nov. 10, 2021

All Disciplines Award External

ACSA 2022 Course Development Prize

Deadline: October 20, 2021 12:00 am

Source: ACSA; Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University

Description: Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture together with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is issuing a competitive call for course proposals on the theme of “Architecture, Climate Change, and Society.” Successful proposals will include methods and themes that innovate within their institutional setting—asking hard questions of students that are equal in weight to the hard questions being asked of society in the midst of a global pandemic as it continues to grapple with the intertwined causes and effects of climate change. See website for full details.

Award: Up to five proposals will be selected by the jury for eight thousand dollars in cash prizes and two thousand dollars in support to present the winning course proposals at the ACSA110 Annual Meeting. To receive the cash prize and support, winners must demonstrate viability for the course at their host institution within two years of the prize’s distribution via a letter from their program’s head administrator. Developed syllabi of winning proposals will be published on both the ACSA and Buell Center websites.

Eligibility: Open to faculty at all ACSA member schools. Faculty from Columbia University are not eligible. Courses that have been previously recognized for the Course Development Prize will not be considered. Courses submitted but not selected are encouraged to resubmit; however please make note of significant changes to the course proposal.

Deadline: Oct. 20, 2021

Architecture Award External History / Theory

2021 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize

Deadline: December 1, 2021 12:00 am

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

Description: The IAWA Center announces the 2021 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize, inviting professionals and scholars to extend research into an important arena – women in architecture who have made significant contributions to the field through their work practicing at large U.S. firms in the second half of the 20th century. With important contributions made by women at large firms fundamentally unknown, research that documents this information is urgent. The IAWA Mission encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for prosperity a record of their achievements. The recipient of the 2021 IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize will be selected through a jury process. The award will be granted to the best original work that addresses the call above. In the event that the jury finds no submission of adequate originality, substance and quality, the jury may decline to grant the Prize.

Award: $5000 prize will be awarded in two installments: $2,000 will be made available to the recipient upon announcement of the award in early January 2022 with the remaining $3000 of the award granted upon the presentation of the work during the 2022 IAWA Center Symposium in March at Virginia Tech. To complete the record of the prize, a copy of the final published work must also be donated to the IAWA.

Eligibility: The work submitted should be recently published (within the last five years) or publication-ready articles, chapters, books, manuscripts, dissertations, or exhibition catalogs, and should advance recognition of women’s contributions in architecture as framed above.

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021