Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize for Early-career Architects 2019 ($100,000 prize)
Deadline: January 27, 2019
Applications for the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize 2019 are now open. The prize 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 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. The Wheelwright Prize extends the Harvard GSD’s ethos, encouraging a broad-minded approach to architecture that seeks inspiration from unexpected quarters.
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
- Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to 2003 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between 2003 and January 2018. Applicants need not be registered or licensed;
- 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.
For more information, visit Wheelwright Prize.