SAH International Travel Grant Program

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.

2015 SAH International Travel Grant Program

In 2014, SAH will award between 12 and 15 grants to practicing historians of the built environment to attend the 2015 SAH Annual Conference in Chicago, April 15-19. The grants are reserved for scholars from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at the SAH Annual 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 internationalize the SAH Annual 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Professional working in a college, university, museum or conservation organization that is located in a country that has been underrepresented at the SAH Annual Conference. Such areas of the world include, but are not limited to, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Current practicing historians 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.
  • A good working knowledge of English (speaking and reading)
  • Able to obtain a visa to visit the United States during the SAH Annual Conference (April 12-21)

SAH membership is not required to apply for this grant, and professionals who have not previously attended an SAH Conference are encouraged to apply.

  • Graduate students and 2015 SAH Annual Conference session chairs and speakers are *not* eligible to receive this travel grant support.

The Grant

  • Travel expenses to/from 2015 SAH Annual Conference in Chicago
  • Hotel accommodations during the SAH Annual Conference in Chicago
  • Per Diem
  • Conference registration
  • Two years of membership in SAH
  • Recipients are expected to participate in the conference throughout its duration and to participate in the scheduled activities and events related to the grant.

Application Requirements

In additional 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

Applications are now closed. Thank you.

Applicants will receive notification after November 1, 2014. 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 International Travel Grant Program. 

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