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 emerging scholars with a one-year SAH membership 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 emerging 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 one-year digital SAH Individual Membership. The award winners will be recognized at the SAH 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (April 24–28, 2019) and announce in the May 2018 issue of the SAH Newsletter. SAH will grant 10 awards for 2019.


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 (January 1, 2013–July 31, 2018).

Adjuncts and unemployed emerging scholars are eligible and are 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 for the 2019 SAH Membership Grants will open on August 1, 2018, and close on September 30, 2018. To apply, you will need to provide a current curriculum vitae (5 pages max). 

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