Harvard University-Graduate School of Design (GSD): Inviting applications for ‘Wheelwright Prize’ to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect’s professional career.

Funding brief: 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.

Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students from all over the world. Moreover, a mainstay of the Harvard GSD curriculum is its traveling studio, which emphasizes the acceptance of ideas and practices with a diversity of origins. The Wheelwright Prize extends the school’s ethos, encouraging a broad-minded approach to architecture that seeks inspiration from unexpected quarters.

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 idea is not just about travel—the act of going and seeing the world—but it is about binding the idea of geography to themes and issues that hold great potential relevance to contemporary practice,” says Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.

Donor Name: Harvard University-Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Funding name: Wheelwright Prize

Deadline: January, 14th, 2018

Funding details link: http://wheelwrightprize.org/#m1

 Funding limit: 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

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A

Eligible organization: As below

● 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.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: https://harvardgsd.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/40418
● Notification: http://wheelwrightprize.org/wp-2018-general-release.pdf

How to apply:
● Interested applicant may apply through the website (https://harvardgsd.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/40418).
● There is a $10 service fee to submit applications (charged by the online platform, not by Harvard GSD).


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