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External Fellowship History / Theory Landscape Architecture

Stacy Lloyd III Fellowship for Bibliographic Study

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Description: Awarded to one outstanding early-career scholar working in some area related to the history, art, and culture of plants, gardens and landscapes. The fellowship will be granted to an exceptional researcher who is developing a new body of research that would especially benefit from access to Oak Spring’s library. The award recipient will spend 2-8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff; explore the 700-acre landscape, the foundation’s efforts in sustainable land management, and the rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects including many examples of botanical art. Fellow will have time and space to work independently on their own projects during stay. The only requirement will be to give one 45-minute presentation with time for questions to Oak Spring Staff and any other fellows or residents on site.

Award: $10,000 grant and two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be early-career researchers completing a terminal degree, or who have completed a terminal degree within the past five years. The selected early-career researcher must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show exceptional promise with an ability to state how use of Oak Spring’s library will contribute to their research objectives, exceptional promise, good communication skills and excellence in what they have accomplished or plan to accomplish.

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, July 15, 2021

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External Fellowship Landscape Architecture

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Description: Awarded to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This fellowship will be granted to an exceptional artist who shows remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world and humankind’s place in it. The award recipient will spend 2-8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff; explore the 700-acre landscape, the foundation’s efforts in sustainable land management, and the rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects including many examples of botanical art. Fellow will have time and space to work independently on their own projects during stay. The only requirement will be to give one 45-minute presentation with time for questions to Oak Spring Staff and any other fellows or residents on site.

Award: $10,000 grant and two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be early-career artists (visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians) not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2022. Applicants are expected to show dedication to their artistic practice, clear connection to the natural world in their work, exceptional promise, and good communication skills.

Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, July 15, 2021

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Architecture Building Science External Grant Urbanism

CTBUH International Research Seed Funding

Deadline: June 22, 2021 10:00 am

Source: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Description: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is accepting proposals for its 2021 International Research Seed Funding. The goal of the seed funding is to assist talented researchers in developing projects/ideas to a level that would secure additional, more significant, funding—in conjunction with the CTBUH. Research proposals should relate to the tall building typology/urban habitat, but are open to any topic/discipline, including but not limited to: architecture, construction, energy issues, energy harvesting, environmental engineering, façades, financial & cost issues, fire & life safety, geotechnics, humanities, infrastructure, interiors, maintenance & cleaning, materials, MEP engineering, policy making, resource management, seismic design, social aspects, structural engineering, systems development, urban planning, vertical transportation, wind engineering, etc. The proposals should have the potential to improve tall buildings and cities from a wide perspective. See website for more info.

Award: $15,000 

Eligibility: Open to research professionals. See website for full submission & eligibility requirements.

Deadline: 12 pm CST, June 22, 2021

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Architecture Design External Grant Heritage Conservation History / Theory Landscape Architecture

NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Deadline: June 24, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: The Digital Humanities Advancement Grants program (DHAG) supports innovative, experimental, and/or computationally challenging digital projects at different stages of their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are valued in this program, leading to work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. The program also supports scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture or technology and its impact on society. In support of its efforts to advance digital infrastructures and initiatives in libraries and archives, and subject to the availability of funds and IMLS discretion, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing funding through this program. These funds may support some DHAG projects that further the IMLS mission to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations. IMLS funding will encourage innovative collaborations between library and archives professionals, humanities professionals, and relevant public communities that advance preservation of, access to, and public engagement with digital collections and services to empower community learning, foster civic cohesion, and strengthen knowledge networks. See website for more info.

Award: Level I: $50,000; Level II: $100,000; Level III: $325,000 in outright funds, with an additional $50,000 in matching funds.

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome in any area of the humanities from organizations of all types and sizes. 

Deadline: June 24, 2021

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Architecture Design External Grant History / Theory Landscape Architecture

NEH Digital Projects for the Public

Deadline: June 9, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: National Endowment for the Humanities

Description: Program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments. All Digital Projects for the Public project should present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas; incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media professionals; reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution; create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, non-specialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

Award: Up to $30,000 (discovery grants); $100,000 (prototyping grants); and $400,000 (production grants).

Eligibility: Open to organizations. 

Deadline: June 9, 2021

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Architecture External Fellowship History / Theory

Kluge Fellowships

Deadline: July 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Description: The Kluge Center encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library’s large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research is particularly welcome in the Kluge Fellowship program. The fellowship is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences with special consideration given to those whose projects demonstrate relevance to the challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Among the collections available to researchers are the world’s largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints, and photographs are also available. In-residence scholars have access to the Library’s specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington. Further information about the Library’s collections can be found on the Library’s website.

Award: Fellowships are tenable for periods from four to eleven months at a stipend of $5,000 per month for residential research at the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center reserves the right to offer fewer months than originally requested. Fellows may be given residence at any time during the 18-month window after the fellowship letter is received.

Eligibility: Scholars who have received a terminal advanced degree within the past seven years in the humanities, social sciences, or in a professional field such as architecture or law are eligible. The fellowship is also open to researchers without the terminal degree in their field whose proposal meets the criteria for scholarly merit and demonstrates relevance to contemporary challenges. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals. Upon selection, and in accordance with relevant visa regulations, foreign nationals will be assisted in obtaining the appropriate visa.

Deadline: 11:59 pm ET, July 15, 2021

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External Grant Heritage Conservation

Ina Mae Kaplan Historic Preservation Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), Washington D.C. chapter

Description: Recognizing the increasing importance of preserving our nation’s historic treasures the IFDA Educational Foundation established the Ina Mae Kaplan Historic Preservation Grant. The grant applicant must be involved in the interior furnishings industry or a related field and also involved in historic preservation/restoration of a public building or significant structure. The following are eligible activities and projects for which this Grant may be used: Obtaining services of consultants with expertise in areas such as architecture, planning, paint, wall covering or floor covering analysis, archeology, fund raising, media relations, education or graphic design. Include photographs or illustrations of the project, what role you would play and estimated costs, and timeline. Designing, producing and marketing print and video communications materials. Sponsoring preservation/restoration conferences and workshops. Designing and implementing innovative preservation/restoration educational programs. Financing an adaptive reuse project. Include photographs or illustrations of the project, what role you would play and estimated costs, and timeline.

Award: $2,000 

Eligibility: Grant is to be awarded to an individual in the interior furnishings field, a design professional, or an organization involved with historic preservation/restoration.

Deadline: Applications accepted June 1-30, 2021. 

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Design External Grant

Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2021 8:59 pm

Source: International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), Washington D.C. chapter

Description: Recognizing the increasing importance of universal design in improving the quality of daily living for all people throughout their life cycle, the IFDA Educational Foundation has established the Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant. Universal Design is at its best when its concepts are incorporated as an essential part of all good design, including creative, aesthetic, imaginative, functional, and compassionate solutions that respect the human condition throughout a range of abilities, and in a way that encourages interaction among people of all ages and capabilities. The ability to design spaces that can be used by more types of people including adults and children with disabilities, as well as those who are aging, is essential for success in today’s marketplace. This Grant supports a project in the area of universal design in the following categories: Product Development; Design Project; Education; Marketing. Please see website for more details.

Award: $2,000 

Eligibility: This Grant is awarded to an individual working independently and seeking more involvement in the field of universal design.

Deadline: Applications accepted June 1-30, 2021

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Architecture Building Science External Grant

NextGen Grant

Deadline: May 14, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Description: The Ray C. Anderson Foundation NextGen Committee requests proposals that would measurably and directly reduce existing or avoid future emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: science-backed projects that are scalable to other initiatives, and creative, environmentally based solutions that improve social equity. Proposals will be given strong consideration if they are out of the research phase and currently being implemented or close to implementation, if they calculate significant reductions in greenhouse gases, and if they demonstrate meaningful environmental and social co-benefits. Proposals will not be considered that only focus on communication or climate education without measurable reduction of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), that focus solely on a localized area without scalability, or that are early in the research phase and narrow in scope. See website for more info.

Award: $100,000 

Eligibility: Open to U.S.-based organizations

Deadline: Executive summary submissions due May 14, 2021; invited full proposals due July 9, 2021.

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Architecture External Fellowship History / Theory Urbanism

Schwartz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture

Deadline: April 30, 2021 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 American School of Classical Studies.

Award: Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year 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: April 30, 2021