SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals

To apply for a fellowship or grant:

  1. Review the fellowship description below.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, you may submit your application online. Please note that only currently open fellowships will be listed.


This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society's subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians' Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.


The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter. Ten awards will be given for 2016.


This fellowship is intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars, entry-level college and university professors, junior curators and other new professionals who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines. An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and has received a terminal master's degree or PhD within the past five years (2012–2016). Adjuncts and unemployed emerging scholars are eligible and encouraged to apply. The fellowship applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH's current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH. 


Applications will be accepted for 2017 SAH memberships from July 1, 2016, through September 11, 2017. To apply, you will need to provide a current curriculum vitae (5 pages max). 
SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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