Gill Family Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship
The Gill Family Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship supports dissertation research in the field of architectural history and related areas including, but not limited to, the history of interiors, landscapes, urbanism, architectural theory, and architectural criticism by graduate students whose work has potential to impact discourse in the field.
The Award consists of a $5,000 stipend paid to the recipient to be used for dissertation research needs and expenses including travel, accommodations, fees, etc. Like other SAH awards, the recipient will be announced at the SAH Annual International Conference and in the SAH Newsletter and documented in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH).
Criteria for Application
- Applicant must be admitted to candidacy for a doctoral degree in architectural history or a related field including, but not limited to, the history of interiors, landscapes, urbanism, architectural theory, and architectural criticism.
- Applicant must be a current member of the Society of Architectural Historians.
- Application and dissertation must be written in English.
- Application is open to citizens of any country who are studying at a university in the United States.
- Applicant has been nominated by their department and invited to apply by SAH. SAH will reach out to department chairs or graduate program directors in architectural history, architecture, and related fields to invite them to nominate a doctoral candidate they believe would meet the criteria to apply for the Gill Family Dissertation Fellowship. Department chairs – submit a candidate by completing the nomination form below and emailing to email@example.com by June 30, 2020.
- SAH will reach out to their nominee to invite them to apply for the Fellowship.
- A department may only nominate one applicant per year. Multiple departments at a university with qualified PhD programs may each nominate a candidate.
Upon announcing the fellowship recipient, SAH will release the first payment of the fellowship, $2,000. At a mid-point to be determined by recipient and SAH, recipient will submit a blog post (500 words) about their research or the challenges/process of researching their dissertation; after review and approval of the blog post, SAH will release the 2nd payment of $2,000. At the conclusion of the recipient’s stated research timeline, the recipient will submit the following materials: a written narrative and financial report summarizing the research funded by the award and how funds were spent. The recipient will also submit a minimum of 25 images to SAH’s digital image archive SAHARA. After review and approval of the report and submission to SAHARA, SAH will release the final payment of $1,000.
- The application submission window is June 1–July 31 each year.
- Applicant must be nominated by their department and invited to apply by SAH (by June 30, 2020).
- Applicant must submit their completed application packets to the SAH office via the online portal. (Opens June 1, 2020.)
All submissions must include the following and be assembled into a single PDF document in this order:
- A cover letter with full contact details and identification of author and the main academic advisor(s), along with advisor contact details
- A dissertation abstract (150 words)
- A project statement that describes the project goals, the significance of the work, and its contribution to the field (1,000 words)
- A literature review that explains how the project fits into the existing literature or research on the topic (500 words)
- A work plan for research (250 words)
- A writing sample (10-15 pages)
- A curriculum vitae
Eligibility will be focused on projects that are original and have the potential to impact the field of architecture through:
- Demonstrating an innovative, challenging idea; critical, independent thinking; advanced scholarship; a new approach or methodology.
- Potential to make a meaningful contribution to discourse and/or to the field; expands knowledge; is a catalyst for future inquiry.
- Sound methodology and clear, realistic goals; a reasonable timeframe for research or writing; available and accessible sources.
Applicants will possess strong qualifications and/or knowledge and demonstrate an ability to complete the dissertation successfully.
Nominations by department chairs or graduate program directors for eligible applicants will be accepted until June 30, 2020. Applications will open on June 1, 2020. The deadline to submit an application is July 31, 2020.
EDILIA AND FRANÇOIS-AUGUSTE DE MONTÊQUIN FELLOWSHIP
This award provides support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture.
The awards consist of a $2,000 fellowship for an advanced graduate student and a $6,000 fellowship for a senior or emerging scholar. The awardees will be notified in December and will be recognized at the SAH 74th Annual International Conference in Montréal (April 14–18, 2021). The awards also will be announced in the May 2021 issue of the SAH Newsletter.
Criteria for Application
These annual fellowships are intended to support the research of graduate students who have completed their coursework and are engaged in doctoral dissertation research, and senior or emerging scholars who have completed their PhD or equivalent terminal degree. The research to be supported must focus on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture, including colonial architecture produced by the Spaniards in the Philippines and what is today the United States. The applicant must be a current member of SAH.
Following completion of travel and research supported by the fellowship, each de Montêquin Fellowship awardee must submit a written report summarizing their research and explaining what travel was undertaken and how funds were spent. The report will be submitted to the SAH office no later than three months following the completion of work related to the fellowship. Awardees are required to upload images to SAHARA (a minimum of 50 for junior scholars and a minimum of 150 for senior scholars).
You will need two recommendations to apply for this fellowship (must be submitted using the online recommendation form), a description of the research project on Iberian or Ibero-American architecture to be funded (500 words maximum), a current curriculum vitae (5 pages max), and a statement of purpose.
Applications for the 2021 Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowships open August 3, 2020. The applications deadline is September 30, 2020.