Architecture External Grant History / Theory

Barakat Publication Grants

Deadline: March 31, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Barakat Trust

Description: Supports the costs of a major publication on the history of the art, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world before 1920, the archaeological investigation of Islamic world, and the conservation of artifacts, buildings and material culture produced in or for the Islamic world before 1920.

Award: Up to £6,000; awards may not be paid directly to individuals and must instead be paid either to the institution to which an applicant belongs, or to the publisher.

Deadline: 12 am GMT, March 31, 2021

All Disciplines External Grant

Furthermore Grants in Publishing

Deadline: March 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Description: Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation—particularly work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life. Funds apply to such specific publication components as writing, research, editing, indexing, design, illustration, photography, and printing and binding. Book projects to which a university press, nonprofit or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.  Recipients of Furthermore grants are located throughout the U.S. and abroad but mainly in New York City and New York State and its Hudson Valley.

Award: $1,500-15,000

Eligibility: Grant applicants must be 501(c)3 organizations; applications from individuals cannot be accepted. They have included civic and academic institutions, museums, independent and university presses, and professional societies. While grant recipients must have 501(c)3 status, the book projects assisted by Furthermore sometimes result in trade publication.

Deadline(s): March 1; Sept. 1

All Disciplines External Grant

Lindsay Jones Memorial Research Fund

Deadline: April 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum (ACSF)

Description: Provides seed funding to support long-term scholarly agendas/research on the meaning and significance of the built environment. Applicants and proposals from a range of built environment disciplines (e.g., architecture, landscape architecture, sacred arts, urbanism, interior design, environmental psychology, material culture, phenomenology, etc.) encouraged. Project proposals should identify one of the four principal areas of the fund: scholarly research, practice, service, or teaching. Successful applications might propose projects in a range of venues and media including, but not limited to, scholarly writing, film or other broadcast media, built works or projects, community engagement programs, or educational innovation. Particular interest in projects that advance the ACSF Mission and its vision that the design and experience of the built environment can assist in the spiritual development of humanity in service of addressing the world’s most pressing problems. See website for more info.

Award: $2,000-5,000; project should be completed within two years.

Eligibility: Individuals (not organizations) from all over the world welcome to apply.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

All Disciplines Grant

Graham Foundation Grants to Organizations

Deadline: February 25, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Graham Foundation

Description: The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations to support significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans.

Award: Production and Presentation Grants to organizations do not exceed $30,000 and are likely to be much less. Given the demand for funding, the Graham Foundation is not always able to fund grantees at the full request amount.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations are eligible for funding. Under some circumstances, grants may be made to other entities when there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served, for example, in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax exempt status. An organization or academic department/unit may only apply for one grant per year. Applicants who have received prior Graham Foundation support must have satisfied all grant requirements before applying again

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2021

All Disciplines External Fellowship

NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication

Deadline: April 28, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: Supports individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. All projects must be interpretive. That is, projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools. Stand-alone databases, documentary films, podcasts, and other projects that lack an explicit interpretive argument are not eligible. NEH – Mellon Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research and prepare digital publications. Successful projects will likely incorporate images, video, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan. Anticipated products must be published in digital form and include, but are not limited to, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, websites, virtual exhibitions, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions. Projects may be at any stage of development. 

Award: 6-12 month fellowship; $5,000/month

Eligibility: Individuals     

Deadline: April 28, 2021

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NEH Fellowships

Deadline: April 14, 2021 12:00 am

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing.  Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research.  Projects may be at any stage of development.

Award: 6-12 month fellowship; $5,000/month, up to $60,000

Eligibility: NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.

Deadline: April 14, 2021

All Disciplines External Grant

Haynes Foundation Major Research Grants

Deadline: March 4, 2021 12:00 am

Source: The John Randolph Haynes Foundation

Description: The Haynes Foundation seeks applications and makes grants for research on major economic, social and political problems of the greater Los Angeles area. Preference is given to applied studies which, in addition to adding significantly to knowledge and understanding of issues, are judged to show promise of influencing policies and practices addressing these issues. The research project’s potential for publication and its use by the community are also taken into account. The Foundation is willing to consider requests for support in disseminating the results of the studies it funds. Major research projects concerning the history of Southern California will also be considered.

Award: Varies

Eligibility: Grants are made only to colleges, universities, or other 501(c)(3) institutions; no grants are made to individuals. Grants are made only to organizations within the United States whose endeavors are focused in or on Los Angeles.

Deadline: Applications accepted four times per year; next deadline: March 4, 2021

Architecture Design External History / Theory Residency

Bauhaus Lab 2021

Deadline: February 28, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

Description: Bauhaus Lab is a three-month research program for scholars and practitioners in the fields of architecture, design, and curating. The aim of the Bauhaus Lab is to create an interdisciplinary research community which addresses a topic from the field of global modernism over a three-month period. Each Bauhaus Lab focuses on a modern design object that simultaneously serves as a thematic anchor and starting point for the collective mission of research. The program is held in English and is free of charge. At the end of the three-month period the findings will be presented in the framework of a joint exhibition at the Bauhaus Dessau. The 2021 theme is “Vegetation Under Power.”

Award: All participants will be provided with workspaces in the Bauhaus Building and receive a contribution toward their housing expenses and a modest per diem. The program includes field trips to various sites in the Anhalt region; the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation covers travel and accommodation expenses incurred during these excursions. Participants are expected to be present on site during the entire period of the program, to contribute to the collective research, and to meet regularly with the program organizers for follow-up and feedback.

Eligibility: International career entrants and postgraduates from the fields of architecture and design as well as young curators and design researchers can apply. People with profiles hitherto marginalized in Western academic and cultural institutions are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2021

All Disciplines External

AACSRE Emerging Fellows Program

Deadline: April 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education (AACSRE)

Description: The AACSRE Emerging Fellows Program provides research support intended to stimulate and extend research projects by scholars from public and private universities in the U.S. who have demonstrated promise and/or success in conducting research related to signage and the societal benefits of on-premise signs. Topics may include, but are not limited to: creative activity related to the design of new signs or the reuse of existing signs; engineering studies related to signs and traffic safety and mobility; analysis on the history of signs and wayfinding; research on the integrations of smart technologies within small and large scale signage applications and the impacts this technology will have on the urban environments; research on signage and wayfinding issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. See website for more info. 

Award: Fellowships of up to $10,000 per year; fellows will hold the title for up to two years.

Eligibility: Priority will be given to pre-tenured faculty. Postdocs and graduate students may also submit applications, but funding will be limited to one year.

Deadline: April 1, 2021

All Disciplines External Fellowship

CAC Individual Artist Fellowships

Deadline: April 1, 2021 11:59 pm

Source: California Arts Council

Description: The Individual Artist Fellowships program intends to recognize, uplift, and celebrate California artists. Fellowships will support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies and communities, whose work addresses themes including but not limited to race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. In doing so, the CAC will showcase the centrality of artists’ leadership in generating social impact and the evolution of our traditional and contemporary cultures. The program identifies three career tiers at which artists may benefit from this support: 

  • CAC Emerging Artist Fellows (2-4 years artistic practice; $5,000; ~70 awards); 
  • CAC Established Artist Fellows (4-10 years; $10,000; ~50 awards); and 
  • CAC Legacy Artist Fellows (10+years; $50,000; ~10 awards). 

Fellowship grants support individual artistic practice through unrestricted funding. See website for more information.

Award: $5,000-50,000, dependent upon category. 

Eligibility: California-based artists, 18 years of age and older, working in any artistic discipline, who reside primarily in California and have a history of artistic practice in California, are eligible. 

Deadline: April 1, 2021