ACSA Travel Grants For Emerging Faculty
Beginning September 2023 ACSA will offer ten conference travel grants to member school faculty who face obstacles to inclusion in architectural education. The grants will support qualified faculty seeking to attend the November 2-4 ACSA Administrators Conference in Buffalo or the 112th Annual Meeting, March 14-16, 2024 in Vancouver.
The $2,000 USD grants are intended to support emerging faculty who are from historically marginalized backgrounds—specifically, Black, native/indigenous, and Latinx faculty, as well as LGBTQ+ faculty and faculty teaching at institutions identified as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI).
Grant funds are intended to cover a full registration to the conference, as well as transportation, lodging, and meals. Funds will be disbursed for the Administrators Conference in mid-October and for the Annual Meeting in December. The travel grants are made possible through funded contributions collected by ACSA’s College of Distinguished Professors and funds allocated by the ACSA Board of Directors.
Individuals applying for the grant are not required to be on the Administrators Conference program or have an accepted paper or project for the Annual Meeting. All decisions regarding awards will remain confidential.
The travel grants stem from a recognition that architectural education—and specifically, ACSA’s conferences— benefit from the inclusion of more faculty and students from systemically marginalized backgrounds. Academic conferences provide important sites for exchange of ideas and experiences among faculty. They also provide an opportunity for faculty to expand and deepen their network of colleagues. This helps faculty advance in the profession and creates opportunities for collaboration in research and teaching.