SAH-Getty International Program

SAH 2016

To apply for a fellowship or grant:

  1. Review the fellowship descriptions below.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, you may submit your application online. Please note that only currently open fellowships will be listed.
  3. Recommenders may submit an online recommendation form.

In 2015, SAH will award between 14 and 16 grants to professionals who work with the history of the built environment to attend the SAH 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA, April 6-10. The grants are reserved for professionals from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at the SAH conference. Generously funded by the Getty Foundation, these grants will allow recipients to participate in the conference and build upon their professional network.


This grant program is intended to diversify and expand the international attendance of the SAH Annual International Conference and membership. Bringing additional international academics, museum professionals, and heritage conservationists to share in and contribute to SAH’s rich resources and network of scholars will further SAH’s mission.


  • Professionals working in a college, university, museum or conservation organization that is located in a country that has been underrepresented at the SAH Annual International Conference. Such areas of the world include, but are not limited to, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Current practicing professionals of the built environment include:
    • historians of architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning, particularly those who teach at the college or university level;
    • museum curators or directors who work primarily with architecture, landscape architecture, or planning collections;
    • heritage conservation professionals who focus on preservation and/or conservation of the built environment;
    • and architects, landscape architects, and urban planners whose primary work is teaching about the history of the built environment at the college or university level.
    • Advanced PhD students who have completed their coursework and are currently teaching at the university level are eligible to apply.
  • A good working knowledge of English (speaking and reading)
  • Ability to obtain a visa to visit the United States during the SAH Annual International Conference
SAH membership is not required to apply for this grant, and professionals who have not previously attended an SAH conference are encouraged to apply. 

Please note: Conference session chairs and speakers are *not* eligible to receive this travel grant. Graduate students who have not completed their coursework or are not currently teaching at the university level are *not* eligible to receive this travel grant support.


  • Travel expenses to/from SAH 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA
  • Hotel accommodations during the SAH 2016 Annual International Conference
  • Per Diem
  • Conference registration
  • Two-year electronic SAH membership
  • Recipients are expected to participate in the conference throughout its duration and to participate in the scheduled activities and events related to the grant.
  • Recipients also will be asked to provide written feedback about the fellowship and to contribute images to SAH's online image archive, SAHARA.


In addition to the application questions, the following documents (PDF format) will be required in support of your application:

  • Curriculum vitae (5 pages max)
  • Recommendation (in English) from a practicing historian of the built environment or a professional in a closely related field, submitted online by the recommender


SAH will begin accepting applications on July 15, 2015. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2015. Applicants will receive notification after November 1, 2015. Decisions will be made by a committee appointed by the SAH president.

The Society of Architectural Historians is grateful to the Getty Foundation for its generous support of the SAH-Getty International Program. 

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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