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

All Disciplines Award External

S+T+ARTS Prize ’21

Deadline: March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Source: European Commission; Ars Electronica; BOZAR; Waag; INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and Frankfurter Buchmesse

Description: STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. Two prizes are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation. The Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration is awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology. The Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration is awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Award: Two prizes of €20,000 each

Eligibility: Artists / creative professionals or the researchers / companies involved from throughout the world; STARTS is not limited to citizens of EU-member states.

Deadline(s): March 3, 2021

All Disciplines Award External

Creative Capital Awards

Deadline: March 1, 2021 1:00 pm

Source: Creative Capital Foundation

Description: Supports artists across all disciplines and their projects through funding, professional development, and resources, including legal/financial/marketing consultations, retreats, and coaching. 

Award: Up to $50,000 in project funding, counsel, and career development services.

Eligibility: Open to artists, collectives, and collaborations working in all disciplines. Artist must be: at least 25 years old at time of application; a working artist with at least five years of professional experience; and a U.S. Citizen, permanent legal resident, or an O-1 visa holder. Applicant cannot be an institution; enrolled as a full-time student; or a Creative Capital Awardee. See website for more info.

Deadline: 4 pm ET, March 1, 2021