Fellowships and Grants

SAH awards more than 40 fellowships and grants annually

As part of its mission to promote the study and interpretation of the built environment, the Society of Architectural Historians offers Annual Conference fellowships and grants, fellowships for research and travel, and membership grants. Follow the links below for information and applications. 

Depending on a variety of factors, reimbursements, stipends, and fellowships may be considered taxable income. If so, SAH will send the recipient a 1099 at the end of the year in accordance with federal law. Please keep copies of any receipts, and contact a tax preparation professional for advice.

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship

This prestigious $50,000 fellowship allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year.

SAH/Mellon Author Awards

This award is designed  to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications.

Research Fellowships

The Society offers several fellowships to support scholars in their field of research and for participation in SAH study programs.

Study Tour Fellowships
The fellowship covers the single-occupancy price of the study program package and a travel stipend of up to $200. Open to current full-time MA and PhD students and emerging professionals.

Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Annual fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource.

HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship
A joint program of SAH and the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), this fellowship permits an architectural historian to work on a 12-week HABS project during the summer. 

Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowship

This award provides support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture. 

Annual Conference Fellowships

Each year, the Society awards between 20 and 30 fellowships to enable speakers who are presenting papers to attend the SAH Annual International Conference. All recipients are required to submit a minimum of 25 annotated images to the SAHARA database. Applicants must be current members of SAH.

Membership Grants

Each year, SAH provides up to 10 membership grants in support of emerging scholars and professionals in the field of architectural history and related disciplines.