Announcing New Grants in Collaboration with GAHTC

by SAH News | Apr 17, 2017

The goal of this cycle is to promote interdisciplinary exchange among scholars of all ranks, the research of emerging scholars, as well as field visits for the production of new and innovative research.


The GAHTC is happy to announce the launch of its next cycle of funding, research, and collaborative exchange. It will begin by dedicating its recent award of $1.5 million from the Mellon Foundation towards an annual Member’s Conference, Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops, as well as a new grant program, to promote the development of survey course material in the global history of architecture.

GAHTC will dedicate nearly $500,000 in funding to building new content through a multi-pronged plan towards research and professional expansion. To that end, GAHTC2 will include six new grant funding opportunities: Targeted Acquisition Grants, Untargeted Field-initiated Grants, Emerging Scholar Grants, Global Connections Fellowships, Research-to-Teaching Grants in affiliation with the Society of Architectural Historians, and Field Seminar Travel Grants, also in affiliation with SAH.

This second phase of the GAHTC will continue to help teachers of architectural history meet the pressing realities of a global perspective by funding teams of scholars to build upon the nearly 200 lectures that already exist on its free, web-based, teacher-to-teacher platform. GAHTC will continue to expand its library in the next years with the aim to further enhance teaching capacity and collect innovative research.

GAHTC aims to strengthen humanities teaching, while also sponsoring teacher-to-teacher conversations to support pedagogy with a global perspective all the while encouraging the importance of interdisciplinary exchanges.

Research-to-Teaching Grants
In recognition of the high-level and innovative research presented by SAH members, the GAHTC has created an opportunity to fund presenters' adaptation of their SAH-related research and knowledge into compelling lectures. This will help enrich the library and provide instructors with content that they find engaging, timely, and inspirational to teach. SAH presenters will receive $2,000 in funding per lecture.

Field Seminar Travel Grants
The GAHTC has established a $15,000 fund to ensure opportunity for its members to join the SAH Field Seminar program, helping them to expand their research, gain unprecedented access to sites usually inaccessible to the general public, and engage in an environment that fosters intellectual discussion and debate.

More information on the various grants and submission guidelines at

*The GAHTC is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with administrative connection to MIT's School of Architecture and Planning and its History Theory and Criticism Program.

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