For prospective graduates, recent graduates, and young architects and designers, there are a number of travel fellowships available to support independent research projects apart from the auspices of the university.

For prospective graduates, recent graduates, and young architects and designers, there are a number of travel fellowships available to support independent research projects apart from the auspices of the university.

Deborah J. Norden Fund

The Deborah J. Norden Fund awards a total of up to $5,000 annually in travel/ study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies to support genuinely independent projects.
Application deadline: Early spring 2006
Contact: Adina Lopatin, (212) 753-1722 x10
www.archleague.org

Dinkeloo Portfolio Competition

The biennial Dinkeloo Competition is open to US citizens who are recent or prospective graduates of US architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture, and urban design programs. Through independent research, a focused travel experience, and a two-month residency at the American Academy in Rome, the Dinkeloo fellow will investigate and document an independent research project. Upon completion of travel, the fellow will make a presentation to the Van Alen Institute, the program’s sponsor.
Application deadline: Summer 2007
Contact: (212) 924-7000
vanalen@vanalen.org, www.vanalen.org

Gabriel Prize

Each year the Western European Architecture Foundation awards the Gabriel Prize, a $17,500 grant for the study of classical architecture and landscapes in France. Prize winners embark on a three-month itinerary of their own devising, focusing on a particular aspect of French architecture.
Application deadline: Dec. 31, 2006
Contact: (210) 829-4040
www.gabrielprize.org

Rotch Travelling Scholarship

Established in 1883 to advance architectural education through foreign study and travel, the Rotch Travelling Scholarship is the oldest program of its kind in the United States – many of the country’s most distinguished architects have been awarded this honor. Candidates must be US citizens under 35 and have either a degree from an accredited US school of architecture and one year of full-time professional experience in a Massachusetts architecture firm, or a degree from an accredited Massachusetts school of architecture and one year of full-time professional experience in any architecture firm.
Application deadline: Jan. 2, 2006
Contact: Kate Miller, (617) 951-1433 x234, kmiller@architects.org
www.rotchscholarship.org

SOM Traveling Fellowship

Funded by an endowment established by the partners of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the SOM Foundation Traveling Fellowship recognizes the importance of travel to a designer’s education – immersion in another place and culture can transform an architect’s work and, ultimately, the field itself. Each year accredited schools of architecture, design, engineering, and urban design nominate their most promising students. Two architectural fellowships of $15,000 each, one at the bachelor’s level and one at the master’s level, are offered as well as a $7,500 urban design fellowship; a $7,500 design fellowship; and a $10,000 structural engineering fellowship.
Application deadline: Contact the foundation
Contact: (312) 427-4202
somfoundation@som.com
www.somfoundation.som.com

Steedman Fellowship

The $30,000 fellowship is awarded to the winner of the Steedman International Design Competition. Candidates must be graduates of an accredited school of architecture and be currently employed in or have completed at least one year of practical experience in the office of a practicing architect. Candidates are eligible to compete for up to eight years after receipt of their professional degrees, regardless of age. Citizens of all countries are eligible.
Registration deadline: Mid-December 2005
Competition entry deadline: Mid-March 2006
Contact: Jamie Giganti, (314) 935-6293 giganti@architecture.wustl.edu
www.arch.wustl.edu/index.lasso?pgID=185