Philadelphia Chapter of SAH Announces 2017 George B. Tatum Annual Fellowship

by SAH News | Feb 01, 2017

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians' George B. Tatum Annual Fellowship underwrites membership, travel and lodging expenses related to attending the Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. The Tatum Fellowship is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates enrolled in architectural history and theory programs at colleges and universities located in the Greater Philadelphia region. These include: Bryn Mawr College, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Temple University, University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania. Please feel free to share this information with students and faculty at these institutions.

Preference is given to candidates who are not presenting papers at the conference, although the committee reserves the right to make the award to a candidate who is presenting. Eligible expenses (up to $1,200.00 for 2017) will be reimbursed for travel, lodging and a one year student national membership, with basic registration fees contributed by the national organization. 

Applications are to be submitted by e-mail attachment to the Philadelphia Chapter SAH at no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The fellowship recipient will be notified by April 1, 2017.

Applicants must submit the following: 

  • Cover letter, not to exceed two pages, discussing their research interests, accomplishments to-date, and professional goals
  • CV or resume
  • Name and contact information for their advisor or principal professor

The Award winner is required to give an informal program on their thesis/dissertation research, or another topic of interest, to the Philadelphia Chapter members within six months of the conclusion of the Conference. 

For more information on the Chapter, visit

Questions? Please contact William Whitaker, Chapter President and Chairman, George B. Tatum Annual Fellowship Selection Committee at or 215-898-8323.

2017 SAH Annual International Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from June 7th to the 11th. Details are online at:

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