Harvard GSD’S Wheelwright Prize 2014 ($100,000 Travel Grant )

Harvard GSD’S Wheelwright Prize 2014 ($100,000 Travel Grant )

Deadline: March 4, 2014

Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Wheelwright Prize. The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that is awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work.

The Prize recognizes the importance of field research to professional development, and reinforces Harvard GSD’s dedication to fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design. The Wheelwright Prize is intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect’s professional career.

Now open to applicants from all over the world—no affiliation to Harvard GSD required—the prize aims to foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement.

Prize

The winner will be selected via an open call for proposals and a rigorous review process. The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:

  • $100,000 cash prize to support travel and research-related costs
  • invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
  • possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years.
  • Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
  • Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently.
  • The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered.
  • Current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.
  • Winners are expected to spend a minimum of 6 months (cumulative) outside of their countries of residence in order to conduct their proposed research.
  • Proposed research itineraries must not include sites in the United States. Research and travel must commence within 12 months of receiving the Wheelwright Prize and must be completed within two years of receiving the prize.
  • The Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.

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